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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?woman+in+the+dark+hammett '''Woman in the Dark: A Novel of Dangerous Romance'''] *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?woman+in+the+dark+hammett '''Woman in the Dark: A Novel of Dangerous Romance''']
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==Art Theft== ==Art Theft==

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Article in Adult Fiction, Big Read, Historical, and Mystery categories.


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About the Author

Dashiell Hammett based his "hard-boiled" detective fiction on personal experiences. Leaving home at 13 and working a variety of odd jobs, he was employed by the Pinkerton Agency from 1915 to 1922, except for a tour as an ambulance driver during the Great War. He quit detective work partly from disillusionment from the agency's participation in strike-breaking.

Sam Spade's office was modeled on Hammet's own apartment in San Francisco.

Other Works by Dashiell Hammett

short stories featuring the unnamed protagonist of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse.

Film Adaptations

The trailer from the 1936 movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.

Art Theft

The Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail hosts a site with news, summaries of real cases, and even puzzles allowing you to guess whether a work is real or fake.

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