Order of Dashiell Hammett Books
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was an American author of hardboiled crime fiction. He is best known for creating the characters Sam Spade, Nick & Nora Charles and the Continental Op. Before becoming an author, Hammett was a Pinkerton agent, which he drew upon as an author. He said, “all my characters were based on people I’ve known personally, or known about.” Although he died in 1961, his career was over in 1934. He dedicated the remainder of his life to left-wing activism and anti-fascism.
Dashiell Hammett’s first published story was The Gatewood Caper, published in 1923. His first novel was Red Harvest, published in 1929. His final novel, The Thin Man, was published in 1934. All of his novels were originally published in 3-to-5 part serials in pulp magazines. Below is a list of Dashiell Hammett’s books in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Dain Curse||(1929)|
|The Maltese Falcon||(1930)|
|The Glass Key||(1931)|
|The Thin Man||(1934)|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: The Big Knockover was also published as $106,000 Blood Money. Lost Stories also contains contributions by Vince Emery and Joe Gores. Creeps by Night was also published as Modern Tales of Horror.