From Chinatown's dark alleys to the fog shrouded Golden Gate, crooked politicians ran San Francisco. To Hammet, retired Pinkerton detective and struggling writer, it was all just grist to his fictional mill. Until the night his pal walked into a baseball bat. Then Hammett hung up his typewriter, put on his gumshoes and went out into the brawling, swaggering city to find the brutal murderer.


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"Not since Hammett and Chandler has anyone written quite as well as Joe Gores." - Ross Thomas


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Hardback Editions

December 2002 : UK Hardback

Title: Hammett (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-7528-5181-0 / 978-0-7528-5181-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hammett
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-354-04035-9 / 978-0-354-04035-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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July 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hammett: A novel
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-399-11600-1 / 978-0-399-11600-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hammett (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-7528-5182-9 / 978-0-7528-5182-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 1982 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hammett (Carre Noir)
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 2070434494 / 978-2070434497
Publisher: Gallimard Education
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September 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hammett
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-06-080631-1 / 978-0-06-080631-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins (paper)
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January 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hammett
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-86007-572-9 / 978-0-86007-572-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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September 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hammett
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 0-345-25170-9 / 978-0-345-25170-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

June 1987 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Joe Gores: Hammett/Readings
Author(s): Joe Gores
ISBN: 1-55644-144-4 / 978-1-55644-144-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amer Audio Prose Library Inc
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hammett (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Joe Gores
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK