Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of
American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both
affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the
full-length screen treatments On the Make,
which became the movie Mr. Dynamite,
and The Kiss-Off, which was the basis
for City Streets, starring Sylvia
Sydney and Gary Cooper, this collection includes never before and rarely
published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of
uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism.
Collected and edited by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie
Rivett, and noted Hammett scholar and biographer Richard Layman, The Hunter and Other Stories is a trove
of priceless literary gems from an American master storyteller.
Donna Postel reads the introduction, commentaries, and
afterword; Ray Chase reads the sections “Crime” and “Screen Stories” and the
appendix; Brian Holsopple reads the section “Men”; and Stephen Bowlby reads the
section “Men and Women.” Download and start listening now!