The Crime Writers' Association

Short Story 2015

Dashiell Hammett
The Hunter
shortlisted
No Exit Press

Amazon

A new collection of stories from legendary hard-boiled crime writer Dashiell Hammett Two previously unseen ‘Thin Man’ novellas were recently published together as Return of the Thin Man, which garnered strong praise: the New York Journal of Books called it a reason to ‘rediscover why Dashiell Hammett was the peerless master of crime fiction in all its dark and bloody glory,’ while The Wall Street Journal praised it as ‘an occasion for delight.’ This new collection, The Hunter and Other Stories, includes several more never-before-published short stories, and, like the screen stories from Return of the Thin Man, the pieces here read as novellas — rich in both story and character — that no Hammett fan should do without.

Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer and a political activist. Among his enduring characters were Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man) and The Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). He died in 1961 in New York City.