The Glass Key

Author(s): Dashiell Hammett

Crime

Ned Beaumont is a tall, thin, moustache-wearing, TB-ridden, drinking, gambling, hanger-on to the political boss of a corrupt Eastern city. Nevertheless, like every Hammett hero (and like Hammett himself), he has an unbreakable, if idiosyncratic moral code. Ned's boss wants to better himself with a thoroughbred senator's daughter; but does he want it badly enough to commit murder? If he's innocent, who wants him in the frame? Beaumont must find out.

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Hammett's strangest and most personal work.

B.1894, d.1961. After spells as newsboy, freight clerk, labourer, messenger, stevedore and advertising manager, Hammett became an operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. His experiences as a private detective laid the foundation for his writing career.

General Fields

  • : 9781409138044
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : January 2012
  • : 196mm X 130mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Dashiell Hammett
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 813.52