The Assistant Murderer

  • by Dashiell Hammett
  • Narrated by Christopher Strong
  • 1 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among his enduring character creations are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, the Continental Op, and P. I. Rush, introduced in this book, who is ugly, mean, focused, and "works for pay". Hammett is widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and was called, in his obituary in The New York Times, "the dean of the...'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Ths short novellette is a crime story with an intricate plot and characters, and a surprise twist at the end.


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rather lackluster narration may have spoiled it

i like Hammett in general, but with this one, i think the narration may have failed to engage me enough, and i found myself wandering and daydreaming. so it may be the story is perfectly fine, perhaps a lesser story, and i can't really judge it properly.
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- Darryl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2013
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings