The Lessons of the Tragic End of Dashiell Hammett

Astrochemist, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In the 1930s and 1940s, one of the most successful writers in Hollywood was Dashiell Hammett. A former detective for the Pinkerton agency, Hammett created such popular literary characters as Sam Spade and Nick Carter. Humphrey Bogart portrayed Spade in the Maltese Falcon and other movies and William Powell portrayed Carter in the Thin Man movies with Myrna Loy portraying his wife Nora.



writer, broadcaster, priest, veteran.

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