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Viewing Entry - Five Continental Op stories (E14430)
by Hammett, Dashiell.

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TitleFive Continental Op stories
Author / Responsible partyHammett, Dashiell.
GenreShort stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
TopicsShort stories, Detective and Mystery fiction. Crime stories.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Before Sam Spade chased the black bird in The Maltese Falcon and Nick and Nora Charles stirred their first martinis in The Thin Man, the Continental Op walked early twentieth century San Francisco’s mean streets for the Continental Detective Agency. Dashiell Hammett used his own experiences as a Pinkerton operative to lend realistic detail to this creation. These first five stories were published in Black Mask magazine in 1923. - Summary by Winston Tharp. Contents: "Arson Plus" from Black Mask, Oct. 1, 1923, pp. 25-36. (as Peter Collinson). "Crooked Souls" from Black Mask, Oct. 15, 1923, pp. 35-44. "Slippery Fingers" from Black Mask, Oct. 15,1923, pp. 96-103. (as Peter Collinson). "It” from Black Mask, Nov. 1, 1923, pp. 110-118. "Bodies Piled Up" from Black Mask, December 1, 1923, pp. 33-42.

Additional Information

System control numberE14430
Original Print PublisherUSA : Black Mask/Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, 1923.
Narrator NameWinston Tharp.
Participant or performer noteWinston Tharp.
Narrators GenderMale narrator