This anthology of crime stories is in fine condition. Its dust jacket is in very good condition.
What are the ingredients of a hard-boiled detective story? "Savagery, style, sophistication, sleuthing and sex," said Ellery Queen. Often a desperate blond, a jealous husband, and, of course, a tough-but-tender P.I. the likes of Sam Spade or Philop Marlowe. Perhaps Raymond Chandler summed it up best in his description of Dashiell Hammett's style: "Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it....He put these people down on paper as they were, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used for these purposes."
- Hardcover: 532 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (May 18, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195084993
- ISBN-13: 978-0195084993
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds