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Red Harvest

Red Harvest

‘An acknowledged literary landmark’ [Robert Graves] from ‘The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction’ [New York Times]

The Continental Op first heard Personville called Poisonville by Hickey Dewey. But since Dewey also called a shirt a shoit, he didn’t think anything of it. Until he went there and his client, the only honest man in Poisonville, was murdered. Then the Op decided to stay to punish the guilty. And that meant taking on the entire town…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781409138082

Reviews

...a literary classic dealing with corruption by one of the masters of crime fiction
CATHOLIC HERALD
His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow
INDEPENDENT
He is master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer
BOSTON GLOBE
Hammett's prose is clean and entirely unique. His characters are as sharp and economically defined as any in American literature
NEW YORK TIMES
One of the foremost practitioners of the hard-boiled detective story
SCOTSMAN
He put these people down on paper as they are, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used
Raymond Chandler
The first fully "hard-boiled" hero in American letters
NEW YORKER
The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction
NEW YORK TIMES