The Thin Man-Loved the film series, just read the novel that inpired them.

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).

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The Maltese Falcon ~ Dashiell Hammett. Finishing up the Hammett Omnibus with this excellent detective story.

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Sam Spade, Archetypal American Private Detective. (Maltese Falcon)

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Black Mask, Sept. 1929, containing the initial publication of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon." Cover illustration by Henry C. Murphy, Jr.

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