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The Hunter and Other Stories

Unabridged   10 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/05/2013

The Hunter and Other Stories

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611749120
Digital Download ISBN:9781611749137


From the author of hard-boiled detective fiction classics such as The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man comes a stunning collection of stories, several of which have never before been published.

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Product Description

Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the full-length screen treatments On the Make (which became the movie Mr. Dynamite, 1935) and The Kiss-Off (the basis for City Streets, starring Sylvia Sydney and Gary Cooper, 1931), this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism.

Collected and edited by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett, and noted Hammett scholar and biographer Richard Layman, The Hunter and Other Stories is a trove of priceless literary gems from an American master storyteller.

Donna Postel reads the introduction, commentaries, and afterword; Ray Chase reads the sections “Crime” and “Screen Stories” and the appendix; Brian Holsopple reads the section “Men”; and Stephen Bowlby reads the section “Men and Women.”


“Fascinating finds to make the collection a must for fans of the great man.”
      —Mystery Scene Magazine

“Rarely seen work from Hammett’s Hollywood years, in what may be the final cache of writing from the noir pioneer.”
      —Shelf Awareness

“Fans of crime writer Dashiell Hammett . . . have been waiting decades [for] the stories collected in this book.”
      —Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Hammett’s gift for swiftly paced plotting and his ear for the languages of the day will be pleased to find much evidence of this in these stories.”
      —Library Journal

“Much more than curiosities, these “lost” Hammett stories should be considered mandatory for the author’s fans, and in this audiobook, we experience them in a way that gives them that little extra jolt of life.”
      —Booklist [December 15, 2014]

Author Bio

DASHIELL HAMMETT was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenplay writer, and political activist. He created enduring characters including 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. As a veteran of two world wars, he is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

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