The Art of Crime Fiction #6


Red Harvest (Dell Pocket Books, 1943)

2 comments:

Rob said...

My all-time favorite Hammett. Strange how it's never been made into movie, by that name at least. I love the part where the Op wakes up with his hand around the icepick, that's stuck in a dead broad's breast. How much more noir can you get. That's a nice cover, that gets the basics right out.

BCNU

swac said...

I haven't read it in ages, mainly because I gave away my old beatup '70s paperback of it, and haven't had it around. But I found a nicer Vintage/Black Lizard reprinting, and plan to dive in again with gusto.

There's just something about ice picks...