Hammett
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

Red Harvest (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dain Curse (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maltese Falcon (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Key (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman In The Dark (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thin Man (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Can Only Hang You Once (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Hunter (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man Called Spade (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hammett Homicides (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Yellow Woman (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creeping Siamese and Other Stories (1950)
Nightmare Town and Other Stories (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Knockover (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Continental Op (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dashiell Hammett: A Retrospective Anthology (With: Jack Adrian) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vintage Hammett (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Stories (With: Joe Gores) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return of the Thin Man (With: Julie M. Rivett) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunter and Other Stories (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crime Wave (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Selected Shorts Books

Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs (By: Jonathan Lethem,T.C. Boyle,Philip Roth,Stephen Colbert,,,Alec Baldwin) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Fictions for Our Times: Listener Favorites Old & New (By: ) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Lots of Laughs 18 (By: Nicholson Baker) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics (By: James Thurber) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Baseball (By: John Updike,T.C. Boyle) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Falling in Love (By: Rick Bass) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Food Fictions (By: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Travel Tales A Celebration Of The Short Story (By: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Tales of Betrayal (By: John Biguenet) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Family Matters (By: Shirley Jackson) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Wartime Lives (By: ,Tim O'Brien,Benjamin Percy,Robert Olen Butler,Maile Meloy) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Pets! (By: Robertson Davies,,Ana Menéndez,Gail Godwin) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Are We There Yet? (By: Stuart Dybek) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Wondrous Women (By: D.H. Lawrence,Richard Russo,,,,Kim Edwards) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Readers & Writers (By: Ray Bradbury,,,Evelyn Waugh,Adam Haslett) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: For Better and for Worse (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic (By: Ray Bradbury,T.C. Boyle,,,Haruki Murakami,Jonathan Safran Foer,Kevin Brockmeier,,Stephen Colbert,John Lithgow) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: The William Hurt Collection (By: Richard Ford,,Aleksandar Hemon) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Whodunit? (With: Ed McBain,Shirley Jackson,,Louise Erdrich) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: American Classics (By: Amy Tan) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: New American Stories (By: Aleksandar Hemon) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly (By: Stephen King,Neil Gaiman,,,,,Nathan Englander) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Shorts: Funny Business (By: James Thurber,Joe Meno,Kevin Barry,David Schickler,Dave Eggers,Dorothy Parker,Ian Frazier,R.T. Smith,Simon Rich) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An audio anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Red Brain and Other Thrillers(1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakdown and Other Thrillers(1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Mystery(1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City Sleuths and Tough Guys(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Books to Die For(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creeps by Night(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.

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