Dashiell Hammett

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Noun1.Dashiell Hammett - United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
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About the time Wright was codifying the elements of the mystery, Black Mask writers such as Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett were finding a new path.
So Dashiell came from Dashiell Hammett and Roman, from Roman Polanski but it's also the French word for 'book'.
Kaminsky's detective, Toby Peters, pairs with various celebrities such as Errol Flynn, Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, Dashiell Hammett, and Mae West to solve their mysteries in a vintage Los Angeles where Bromo Quinine Cold Tablets sponsor the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show, a tin of Campbell's Pork & Beans costs seven cents, the streets are crowded with uniformed sailors, and there's a black market in ration books.
1951: As the McCarthy witchhunts gathered pace in the USA, crime novelist Dashiell Hammett was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
In a free session on May 2 (11am) Kay Hepplewhite will delve into classic crime, reading excerpts from Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Ed McBain and, from Sweden, Sjowall & Wahloo.
I recently picked up a collection of short stories, some unfinished, by Dashiell Hammett, so I'm in the middle of that.
The grants are named for American playwright Lillian Hellman and her longtime companion, the novelist Dashiell Hammett.
This collection of mostly previously unpublished stories found in various sources shows Dashiell Hammett as a versatile and gifted writer of more than just crime stories.
I'm a big fan of the classic American noir - Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett - and once I retired it gave me the chance to sit down and get on with it," says Brian, who is originally from Liverpool and has plans to return to live in the city.
In blending the innocence of youth with the verve, grit, and pluck of the classic crime novel, author Konrad Ventana evokes the dark horses of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Cornel Woolrich, and Mickey Spillane to reveal the nature and extent of an unrecorded crime against humanity.
But film noir did not come directly from film studios, but from the detective story authors of the era, notably the writing of authors like Dashiell Hammett and the gritty, tough guy storytelling of Raymond Chandler.
L'expression Film noir est calquee sur celle de Roman noir qui correspond a une certaine litterature americaine nee dans les annees 20 et 30, notamment sous l'impulsion de Dashiell Hammett, James Cain, puis Raymond Chandler et beaucoup d'autres.