Dashiell Hammett, born in 1894, is the author of five of the most famous classic noir novels ever written, including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.
'Hammett's ability to convey so much in so few words makes these tales as fresh to read now as the day they were penned' Big Issue. 'These two novellas by Hammett are newly discovered sequels to the classic - rough around the edges, but authentic diamonds nonetheless' Saga. 'A welcome addition to the bibliography of Raymond Chandler's only equal' Independent. 'The Return of The Thin Man is a must for enthusiasts, with plenty of his trademark snappy dialogue as well as fascinating commentary by Hammett's granddaughter Julie M Rivett and biographer Richard Layman' Guardian. 'Hammett was the ace performer. He did over and over again what only the best ever do at all' Raymond Chandler.