“He was spare, frugal, hard-boiled.” That’s how Raymond Chandler, a great writer himself, characterized Dashiell Hammett in “The Simple Art of. The Dain Curse [Dashiell Hammett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and. Title: The Dain Curse Author: Hammett, Dashiell [Samuel Dashiell] () Date of first publication: 19 July Edition used as base for.

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I had other questions, but the kind of replies I was drawing didn’t mean anything, so I stood up to go. From the stray diamond found in the yard to the eyewitness accounts hamjett a “strange man” casing the house, everything was just too pat. I hadn’t seen much of them lately, and wasn’t intimate enough with them to have been let in on a condition of that sort if it had existed.

I apologized for sticking to my Fatimas, and worked the lighter on the smoking stand she pushed out between us. On the evening of my tenth day there I had a long-distance call from the Old Man, my boss. Payson Laurence, and the Ralph Colemans, and Mrs. Feb 02, Tom Metz rated it it was ok.

The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett (1929)

Apr 30, Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it. He told me once he came from Atlanta, but he’s French in outlook, in quality of mind, in everything except admission. Don’t tell them he said it wasn’t. Begg was there and consented to see me if I came over on the next ferry. The dynamic system thus continues to move after the death of the first instigator.


When they got out, Upton came here and made his play. Anybody cursf to know what I got, that’s what I got–eleven hundred and seventy dashirll.


There was not much conversation and none of it was religious. Aaronia Haldorn introduced me to him, calling him, “Joseph,” as if he had no last name. The plot is convoluted, and as with Red Harvest the reader may be forgiven for not being able to follow all of it.

Posted by Simon on October 9, https: Was there a real curse? Yhe weren’t my diamonds, you know; they were Halstead’s.

Other books in the series. We went out to the elevator, down in it to the ground-floor, across the foyer, and into the street without seeing a single person.

This was a blonde woman whose body was rounded, not with the plumpness of contented, well-cared-for early middle age, but with the cushioned, soft-sheathed muscles of the hunting cats, whether in jungle or alley.


I said I would stop for him, and went out.

My right shoulder and arm were out of whack, dead. Whatever it is, it is quite first-rate.

Plus, in the middle of it there is a passage of very effective horror writing, as the CO battles an evil apparition that may be real or may be the product of hallucination, or is possibly a combination of both. The Army of Dr. It wasn’t so bad. Read it Forward Read it first. Hence most of the killings are not carried out with seventeenth-century swords, rare poisons and the like, but with the means at hand, usually guns.

I put an arm around her and sat her on the side of the bed, telling Collinson: And then you handed him this–here at the table. Nonetheless, a great read, and it is always fascinating to go back to the originator of the hard-boiled sub-genre. That should have been reasonable enough: The detective untangles a web of robberies, lies and murder. He was talking to the girl, but looking at me, grinning, gold teeth shining against purplish mouth.