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Warner Brothers released a lighter (and less sexually explicit) version in 1936 starring Bette Davis, entitled ''Satan Met A Lady''
 
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The Los Angeles Police Department's [http://lapdonline.org/art_theft_detail 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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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?loot+battle+stolen+ancient '''Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World'''] by Sharon Waxman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mistress+of+the+elgin+marbles '''Mistress of the Elgin Marbles''']: A biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin by Susan Nagel
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?napoleon+of+crime '''The Napoleon of Crime''']: the Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief by Ben Mcintyre
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?priceless+went+undercover '''Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures'''] by Robert K. Wittman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?rape+of+europa '''The Rape of Europa''']: the Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?vanished+smile '''Vanished Smile:''']: the Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti
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==Some Other Works in the ''Hard-Boiled'' Style==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?chandler+big+sleep '''The Big Sleep'''] by Raymond Chandler
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?atkinson+case+histories '''Case Histories'''] by Kate Atkinson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bangkok+8 '''Bangkok 8'''] by John Burdett
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?huge+fuerst '''Huge'''] by James Fuerst
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:Classic noir as interpreted by a 12-year-old.  For high school/adult readers.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sun+also+rises '''The Sun Also Rises'''] by Ernest Hemingway
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?anonymous+rex '''Anonymous Rex'''] by Eric Garcia
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:Hard-boiled, but with more than a grain of salt in the water.
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==Hammett's Legacy==
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The International Association of Crime Writers (North American branch) awards the yearly [http://www.crimewritersna.org/hammett/index.htm Hammett Prize] for "literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the US and/or Canada."  See past winners [http://www.crimewritersna.org/hammett/past.htm here.]
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[[Category:Adult Fiction|Maltese]]
 
[[Category:Adult Fiction|Maltese]]

Latest revision as of 18:52, 24 March 2016

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


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

Film Adaptations

A scene from the 1931 movie starring Ricardo Cortez and Bebe Daniels.

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Warner Brothers released a lighter (and less sexually explicit) version in 1936 starring Bette Davis, entitled Satan Met A Lady

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The trailer from John Huston's 1941 adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.

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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.

  • The Rape of Europa: the Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas

Some Other Works in the Hard-Boiled Style

  • Huge by James Fuerst
Classic noir as interpreted by a 12-year-old. For high school/adult readers.
Hard-boiled, but with more than a grain of salt in the water.

Hammett's Legacy

The International Association of Crime Writers (North American branch) awards the yearly Hammett Prize for "literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the US and/or Canada." See past winners here.