New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 4to, 172pp, copiously illustrated. Near Fine / near fine. Item #17012
A brilliant look into the life of Dashiell Hammett, mystery writer of such classics as The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man. It is a wonderful remembrance by his daughter. Hammett was notorious for his romances, rude flirtations, heavy drinking, and his jail time and involvement with Communism, and his affair with Dorothy Parker, among others.