The return of the Continental Op

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  • English
Dell , New York
Statementby Dashiell Hammett.
SeriesA Dell book -- 154, A Dell mystery
LC ClassificationsPS 3515 A56 R43 1945, PS3515A4347 R47 1945
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19879874M

All five stories feature and are narrated by that nameless San Francisco detective known only as the Continental Op. All are written using crisp, clear, straightforward language, a Hammett trademark. And all draw heavily on the author's experience from his days as a Pinkerton man.

The Return of the Continental Op is great fun. Highly recommended.5/5(1). There is no dearth of commentaries on Hammetts contribution to crime fiction, or reviews of his Continental Op stories.

The foremost value of Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivetts Big Book of The Continental Op, a door-stopper of a book, is its most obvious appeal: /5. The Continental Op is a collection of short stories starring Dashiell Hammett's detective character, The Continental Op.

Here are just some of the tales contained within. The Tenth Clew: Millionaire Leopold Gantvoort is found dead and signs point to the mysterious Emil Bonfils/5. The return of the Continental Op / by Ellery Queen --The Whosis Kid --The gutting of Couffignal --Death & Company --One hour --The tenth clue.

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The Big Book of the Continental Op Dashiell Hammett, edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett. Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $25 trade paper (p) ISBN At long last, Black Lizard collects all 28 of the Op’s completed stories, plus the opening chapter of one incomplete tale and the original Black Mask serializations of the novels that were revised and published as Red Harvest and The Dain Curse.

Though he’s become synonymous with the hard-boiled shamus, the nameless operative for San Francisco’s Continental Detective Agency is not so. The Return of the Continental Op.

New York: Dell Publishing Company, Circa Paperback. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. The text block edges have the publisher's blue stain.

Good only. The laminate is chipped and peeling away. The covers are a bit stained. The bottom edges of the pages are very lightly damp stained and rippled. New York: Lawrence E.

Spivak, Publisher, Small octavo, pp. pictorial wrappers. First edition. Jonathan Press No. J Digest size magazine format. Collects the following stories; The Whosis Kid, The Gutting of Couffignal, Death and Company, One Hour and The Tenth Clue.

First book publication for all but the third story. DASHIELL HAMMETT (), is the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America, and is universally recognized as a literary pioneer of the highest distinction. Among his many works of noir fiction are Red Harvest (), The Dain C.

The Op made the leap into modern media in The Continental Op: The Complete Case Files e-book, released by Mysterious Press in It was.

A number of collections of Hammett stories, both books collecting Continental Op stories (The Continental Op, The Return of the Continental Op) and others with miscellaneous Hammett stories, were published as Dell mapbacks.

These collections all contained introductory essays by Ellery Queen. A more recent edition contains an astute short. Red Harvest is a novel by Dashiell story is narrated by the Continental Op, a frequent character in Hammett's fiction, much of which is drawn from his own experiences as an operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency (fictionalized as the Continental Detective Agency).

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The Continental Op. Bestseller Mystery, Digest paperback collection of four Continental Op stories.

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The Adventures of Sam Spade. Tower, Hardcover edition of the digest paperback of the same title. The last of the digests to be reprinted in hardcover. The Children: 2. Crime/Mystery Series: The Continental Op Man, but neither ran to a series: there were a few early, weak short stories with Spade, collected into a follow-up book when the Bogart movie hit it big, and, The Return of the Continental Op; Woman in the Dark.

An elegant figure with a real background as a private eye, Hammett pioneered hard-boiled fiction with his plain-spoken dialogue and classic characters such as Sam Spade, Nick Charles, and the Continental Op.

Opening the door for a slew of imitators, Hammett left an indelible mark with a. This copy of Continental Op, by Dashiell Hammett, is a mass market paperback, published by Dell [#, [], 1st thus, Mapback.

[Laminate peeling, front cover creases, textblock discolored, binding fragile.]Seller Rating: % positive.

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"The Continental Op" contains seven short stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's terse, sharp-witted, and always unnamed operative from The Continental Detective Agency. "Black Mask" magazine published 36 Continental Op stories by Dashiell Hammett between and (eight which were later transformed into novels), so this is just a by: 7.

One of the masters of crime fiction and a former operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett () first introduced his iconic private eye, Sam Spade, in in his famous novel The Maltese followed that novel with The Thin Man in which introduced the incomparable and charming sleuths Nick and Nora Charles.

He was also the author of Red Harvest, The. “The Return” is, at once, a suspenseful detective story about a writer investigating his father’s fate at the hands of a brutal dictatorship, and a son’s efforts to come to terms with his.

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett ( – Janu ) was an American author of crime fiction, a screenplay writer, and political of the characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).

In addition to the large influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is Born: Samuel Dashiell Hammett,Saint. The Continental Ops stories by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the various pulp mystery magazines of the s through s, are collected in four different books, with some overlap.

There is The Continental Op, The Return of the Continental Op. The Coen Brothers named their debut film “Blood Simple” after an expression mentioned in the novel “Red Harvest”. The Continental Op was the definitive character for the archetype of a hard- boiled private detective which was then developed into characters like Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe by Raymond Chandler among others.

Free download or read online Red Harvest pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in February 1stand was written by Dashiell Hammett. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in ebook format.

The main characters of this mystery, fiction story are The Continental Op.4/5. The Continental Op () Nightmare Town and Other Stories () Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings () Dashiell Hammett: A Retrospective Anthology () Vintage Hammett () Lost Stories () Return of the Thin Man ().

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion.

A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid. The book features all twenty-eight of the original standalone Continental Op stories, the original serialized versions of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, and previously unpublished material.

This anthology of Continental Op stories is the only complete, one-volume work of its : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The book features all twenty-eight of the original standalone Continental Op stories, the original serialized versions of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, and previously unpublished material.

This anthology of Continental Op stories is the only complete, one-volume work of its kind.5/5(1). THE CONTINENTAL OP was his great first contribution to the genre and these seven stories, which first appeared in the magazine Black Mask, are the best examples of Hammett's early writing, in which his formidable literary and moral imagination is already operating at full : Orion.

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