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Nightmare Town

By Hammett, Dashiell




Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St. Mary’s County. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter—messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton’s Detective Agency. Sleuthing suited young Hammett, but World War I intervened, interrupting his work and injuring his health. When Sergeant Hammett was discharged from the last of several hospitals, he resumed detective work. He soon turned to writing, and in the late 1920s Hammett became the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America. In The Maltese Falcon (1930) he first introduced his famous private eye, Sam Spade. The Thin Man (1932) offered another immortal sleuth, Nick Charles. Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Glass Key (1931) are among his most successful novels. During World War II, Hammett again served as sergeant in the Army, this time for more than two years, most of which he spent in the Aleutians. Hammett’s later life was marked in part by ill health, alcoholism, a period of imprisonment related to his alleged membership in the Communist Party, and by his long-time companion, the author Lillian Hellman, with whom he had a very volatile relationship. His attempt at autobiographical fiction survives in the story “Tulip,” which is contained in the posthumous collection The Big Knockover (1966, edited by Lillian Hellman). Another volume of his stories, The Continental Op (1974, edited by Stephen Marcus), introduced the final Hammett character: the “Op,” a nameless detective (or “operative”) who displays little of his personality, making him a classic tough guy in the hard-boiled mold—a bit like Hammett himself.


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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

1999-09-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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NIGHTMARE TOWN

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: The American Mercury / Lawrence E. Spivak, Publisher, [1948]. First edition. Text block age darkened, touch of edge rubbing, a nearly fine copy. (20885). Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. A Mercury Book, No. 120. Digest size magazine format, paperback original. Collects the following stories, "Nightmare Town," "The Scorched Face," "Albert Pastor at Home" and "Corkscrew." First book publication for all. The first story appeared in Argosy All Story Weekly, the second in Black Mask, the latter two in Esquire. Introduction by Ellery Queen. Layman A16.1.

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Nightmare Town

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Spivak. Near Fine. 1948. First Edition. Paperback Original Mercury Mystery no. 120. Faint erasure on front cover otherwise near fine in wrappers. .

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

2000-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Knopf, 1999-08-31. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Nightmare Town

HAMMETT, DASHIELL

New York: Spivak, 1948. First Edition; original wrappers; very good.

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Nightmare Town: Twenty long unavailable stories

Dashiell Hammett

2002-08-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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NIGHTMARE TOWN.

Hammett, Dashiell.

NY: DELL. 1950. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1950. First Edition. Softcover. First Dell mapback. Near fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (Reading crease & mild traces of shelf wear at edges of covers. ) .

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Knopf. Hardcover. 0375401113 New Condition. . New.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

1999-09-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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NIGHTMARE TOWN

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc., n.d. [1950]. Paperback edition. A near fine copy, reading crease at spine edge, spine edges rubbed. (11353). Small octavo, cover by Robert Stanley, pictorial wrappers. Dell #379 A mapback edition. Collects the following stories, Nightmare Town, The Scorched Face, Albert Pastor at Home and Corkscrew. The first story appeared in Argosy All Story Weekly, the second in Black Mask, the latter two in Esquire. Introduction by Ellery Queen.

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Nightmare Town

Hammett, Dashiell

Alfred A. Knopf First Edition. uncorrected proof, fine in wrappers. F. Soft cover.

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Nightmare Town.

Hammett, Dashiell. (Text) McCauley, Kirby & Greenberg, Martin H. and Gorman, Ed. (Eds. )

New York: Knopf.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0-375-40111-3 . Fine in fine dust jacket. Hammett's stories from the pulps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages .

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Nightmare Town

Dashiell Hammett

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Mercury Mystery No. 120, 1948. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 1948 Mercury Mystery No. 120 of Hammett's original stories and their first appearance. A GOOD copy with wear along the spine ends and yellowing of the pages common to this cheaply made magazine. **Brenbooks specializes in first edition mysteries..

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2000. Paperback. New. 8 x 5.1 cm.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

2000-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Collects twenty stories originally published in Black Mask and other magazines. Introduction by William F. Nolan. Tiny spot to the bottom edge and to the verso of the Acknowledgments page. About fine in fine dustjacket. ; Octavo.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Knopf. Hardcover. 0375401113 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Nightmare Town

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Alfred A Knopf/Borzoi, 1999. First Edition Stated. (xviii), 396 pages; clean, unmarked text; tight, square binding with sharp corners; black boards, lavender cloth quarterbound over black, silver lettering; deckle fore edge; heel of spine bumped; dust jacket is illustrated in black and gray with white and blue lettering; original price of $25.00 is present on upper front flap; 9/99 publisher's date code is on lower back flap; light wrinkling along upper and lower edges and spine extremities. Twenty Dashiell Hammett stories, unavailable over a long period of time; edited by Kirby McCauley, Martin H. Greenberg, and Ed Gorman.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 6.9 X 9.2 X 1.2.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Vintage. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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NIGHTMARE TOWN

HAMMETT, DASHIELL

NEW YORK NY: DELL PUBLISHING COMPANY. VG. DELL # 379. HARDCOVER. ISBN: A DELL MAPBACK WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ELLERY QUEEN. BOOK IS BUMPED/CRUSHED AT THE TOP FORE-EDGE CORNER WITH A ONE INCHLONG CORNER CREASE ON THE FRONT COVER, A SHORT EDGE TEAR AT THE FRONTFORE-EDGE WITH ASSOCIATED TINY TEARS TO THE FIRST 16 PAGES, LIGHT RUBBINGTO THE SPINE EDGES AND FORE-EDGES, LIGHT CREASES AT THE GUTTERS.. Keywords: CRIME STORIES, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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Nightmare Town

Hammett, Dashiell; (Queen, Ellery introduction)

The American Mercury, New York, 1948. First Edition. Softcover. Good. First collected edition of Nightmare Town, The Scorched Face, and Corkscrew. The covers are edge rubbed, have splits on the spine ends, and the spine is mildly toned. The text leaves are moderately toned.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Spine slightly cocked. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 396 pp. First edition. "Twenty long-unavailable stories by Dashiell Hammett, the author of

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More Theatres 1898-1903

Max Beerbohm

Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969. First English Edition. Very Good book in a Good dust jacket. John Felstiner's copy with his signature.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1999 Very good first edition in a very good dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 . New. 2014.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Knopf, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Fine in fine dust jacket. First printing/ edition. Hardcover. xvii+ 396 pp. Twenty long-unavailable stories by detective/noir master Dashiell Hammett. in seven of them, The Continental Op takes on a motley collection of the deceitful, the duped , and the dead; in another three Sam Spade sonfronts the darkness of the human soul--while rolling his own cigarettes; and the first study for 'The Thin Man" sends John Guildon a murder investigation in which every witness may be lying.

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NIGHTMARE TOWN (Hardboiled Mystery Stories)

HAMMETT, DASHIELL

dell mapback, , (first PB 1950), . 379, very good -fine, reading crease, reading crease (COLLECTION OF 4 STORIES), paperback,

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

New York, N.Y., USA: Knopf, 1999. 1st Edition . Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/third printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY

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Nightmare Town

HAMMETT, Dashiell

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. 1999. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

London: Picador. F. 2001. 1st Printing. Hardcover. First Picador printing. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Introductio n by Colin Dexter. Edited by Kirby McCauley, Martin H. Greenberg and E d Gorman. .

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Nightmare Town

HAMMETT, Dashiell

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. A collection of twenty long unavailable stories from the author of "The Maltese Falcon." Edited by Kirby McCauley, Martin H. Greenberg, and Ed Gorman. Introduction by William F. Nolan. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1999. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

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Nightmare Town

HAMMETT, Dashiell

New York: Dell, 1948. Good. First Dell edition. Illustrated wrappers. Selected and edited by Ellery Queen. Good with heavy creasing, edgewear, and tears on the pages. "Izzard in the desert, where mysterious and violent events occur in "Nightmare Town""

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Vintage, 2000-09-12. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

London: Picador, 2001. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. With introductions by Colin Dexter and William F. Nolan. Twenty long-unavailable stories. Black cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 . New.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 . New.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. F. 1999. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition (Stated) quarter bound in gray cloth & black boards. 8vo size, 396pp. Collection of 20 stories. .

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Fine. Like New condition. 100% guaranteed. 041819

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 041819

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Dashiell Hammett

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 041819

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NIGHTMARE TOWN. ( DELL Mapback Map Back #379).

Hammett, Dashiell. (intro by Ellery Queen)

New York, NY, USA.: Dell Books., 1948. 3 1/2 page Introduction Letter by Ellery Queen. 190 pages. "Here are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double- and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakens in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. Here is classic noir: hard-boiled descriptions to rival Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed." >> Wear & creasing to covers;. First Edition By This Publisher. Soft Cover. Good to Very Good.. Illus. by GGA - Good Girl Art Painted Cover. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Mass Market Paperback.

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NIGHTMARE TOWN. ( DELL Mapback Map Back #379).

Hammett, Dashiell. (intro by Ellery Queen)

New York, NY, USA.: Dell Books., 1948. 3 1/2 page Introduction Letter by Ellery Queen. 190 pages. "Here are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double- and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakens in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. Here is classic noir: hard-boiled descriptions to rival Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed." >> Creasing to covers;. First Edition By This Publisher. Soft Cover. Good to Very Good.. Illus. by GGA - Good Girl Art Painted Cover. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Mass Market Paperback.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

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Nightmare Town: Stories

Hammett, Dashiell

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0375701028 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New.

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Nightmare Town: Twenty long unavailable short stori

Hammett, Dashiell

Picador. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Hair, the Film

Ragni, Rado, and MacDermot

Fotonovel, 1979. First printing. Good to Very Good condition.

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