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The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels (original 1966; edition 1989)
The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels by Dashiell Hammett (1966)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679722599, Paperback)Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physical pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. He is also the hero of most of the nine stories in this volume. The Op's one enthusiasm is doing his job, and in The Big Knockover the jobs entail taking on a gang of modern-day freebooters, a vice-ridden hell's acre in the Arizona desert, and the bank job to end all bank jobs, along with such assorted grifters as Babe McCloor, Bluepoint Vance, Alphabet Shorty McCoy, and the Dis-and-Dat Kid.
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Short fictional works by the modern American writer explore the world of crime and violence, mysterious women, and hard-hitting private detectives.
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