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The Dain Curse

Dashiell Hammett

The Dain Curse

by Dashiell Hammett

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Published by Vintage .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7462315M
ISBN 100394726243
ISBN 109780394726243

If you like old school, hard boiled crime mystery novels, the Dain Curse, which has some interesting plot turns, is a good one. Written by the master of detective fiction, Dashiell Hammett, the detective without a name, the Continental Op, is the focus of the story as he bruskly solves the mystery/5(37). Get this from a library! The Dain curse. [Dashiell Hammett] -- A routine investigation of a diamond robbery involves an insurance detective in a bizarre case of murder, and cult worship.

The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense. Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Kindle Book. Read "The Dain Curse" by Dashiell Hammett available from Rakuten Kobo. Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation the Continental Op is a short, squat, a 4/5.

The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op’s most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense. About The Dain Curse Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation the Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Buy The Dain Curse Unabridged by Hammett, Dashiell (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(42).


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The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett, father of the modern crime novel, is not only an action-packed tale of misdeeds and murder, but a study of s American culture and society.

Within the novels pages, here is a sampling of what a reader will encounter: First-Person Hard Boiled Narrator The unnamed Continental Op detective tells the tale in crisp, exacting language as he describes the people /5.

The Maltese Falcon is his best book. The Dain Curse is a strong second. Actually love this book the best. Great plotting, master of the detective genre.

Mostly overlooked but read it. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviewsCited by: The Dain Curse (The Continental Op Book 2) - Kindle edition by Hammett, Dashiell.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Dain Curse (The Continental Op Book 2).4/4(69).

Perhaps it is the structure of the book, broken into three sections loosely tied together, THE DAIN CURSE features Hammett's best detective, the portly and nameless Continental Op.

Called in to investigate diamonds stolen from the elderly Edgar Leggett, the Op soon learns of the curse which mysteriously follows the family and which also Cited by: The detective known only as The Continental Op investigates a theft of diamonds from the Leggett family of San Francisco.

The plot involves a supposed curse on the Dain family, said to inflict sudden and violent deaths upon those in their vicinity.

Edgar Leggett's wife is a Dain, as is his daughter Gabrielle Leggett. The detective untangles a web of robberies, lies and murder. THE DAIN CURSE was the second novel to be published in book form.

The Dain Curse book it was the third novel. The first, BLOOD MONEY, was serialized in BLACK MASK in (like RED HARVEST and THE DAIN CURSE, it was really composed of semi-autonomous, semi-linked short stories that, strung together in book form, made a novel), prior to the magazine appearances.

The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Created by Robert W. Lenski. With Tom Bower, David Canary, Malachy McCourt, Hattie Winston. Private eye investigates diamond theft, and becomes involved with an ancient family curse/10().

listening to 'the dain curse' was not pleasant, as the emotions, rhythm, pauses, human-ness is absent. however, test sample. i did not last much more than a minute. maybe you will. maybe it gets better. nice idea. might one day replace inept, but good hearted, volunteer readers.

[i'm so inept, i'd be verbally tarred and feathered.]. Editions for The Dain Curse: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Paperback. J • Author Jonathan Ames extols the virtues of Dashiell Hammett's hardboiled classic, The Dain Curse.

"I started reading Hammett about a. The Dain Curse - The Dain Curse audiobook, by Dashiell Hammett The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults.

She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the 3/5. The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett in CHM, EPUB, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().

Red Harvest (), The Dain Curse (), and The Glass Key () 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/5(11).

I finished Dashiell Hammett’s The Dain Curse more than a year ago, as part of an ongoing effort to read more of the great American crime writers, and the story has lingered with me since then. The book is not Hammett’s best—the plot does some conspicuous zigging and zagging and lacks the single-minded focus of Red The Dain Curse stands out among Hammett’s other.

The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). The Dain Curse is probably the weakest of Hammett's novels, and definitely the strangest.

The overall arc is told via three detective stories: the first is about the Op investigating a diamond burglary, the second has him investigating cult weirdness, and the third has him investigating small-town weirdness, with a short detour that reveals a.

The Dain Curse can in some ways be seen as a transitional book between the hell bent for leather, amoral Continental Op in The Red Harvest and the much more human Sam Spade of The Maltese Falcon.

The Continental Op is still middle-aged, short, pudgy, and he still does not have a name.4/5(4). "The Dain Curse" originally appeared as 4 serials in "Black Mask" magazine,and was reworked and published as a novel shortly thereafter.

The novel impresses me more strongly as a soap opera in three acts than a detective story/5(51). The Dain Curse Book Summary and Study Guide. Dashiell Hammett Booklist Dashiell Hammett Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Dain Curse; The Continental-op is unconvinced about the nature of a reported diamond theft from the home of Edgar Leggett, quickly concluding, after finding a discarded stone in the Leggetts' yard, that.

THE DAIN CURSE by Hammett, Dashiell Seller John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB Published Condition Small inked number at the upper left corner of the front free endpaper.

Just a hint of dust soiling to cloth, a square, tight, c Edition First edition Item Price $.At least his characteristic cynicism wasn't. "The Dain Curse" () is another Continental Op novel. This one is melodramatic, absurd, and not up to Hammett's usual standards.

Hammett fans shouldn't miss it, but others may find it pointless. I described the novels in order of descending quality. "Complete Novels" organizes them by: 2.Get this from a library! The Dain curse. [Dashiell Hammett; Vintage Books (Firm),] -- "The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective.

Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an.