By Dashiell Hammett

From the sands of Arizona to the alleys of the Tenderloin, the Continental Op bargains out rough justice, during this number of brief tales from grasp of noir fiction Dashiell Hammett
 
within the Arizona wasteland, the sun’s excessive, the heat’s relentless, and there’s homicide within the air. throughout this lengthy stretch of sunbaked hell, one city will be the worst of all. a person is killing the cowboys of Corkscrew, and Continental Op has been employed to forestall the slaughter. From the instant he rides into city, he tastes dirt on his the teeth and blood within the wind. The locals haven't any admire for this hardboiled San Francisco detective, so it’s as much as the Op to teach them he merits his badge. yet prior to peace can come to Corkscrew, extra males will die.
 
A portrait of a difficult guy in a coarse city, “Corkscrew” bargains a flavor of Dashiell Hammett’s first novel, the mythical epic of hardboiled violence Red Harvest. besides the opposite tales during this volume—“Dead Yellow ladies” and “The Gutting of Couffignal”—it exhibits Hammett and his notorious Continental Op on the best in their forms.

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