The Dain Curse | Dashiell Hammett | Wherein a brand new type of detective vanquishes the curse that hangs over a young girl's head and corners one of the most remarkable criminals in all fiction...The crime-hardened, realistic manhunter, never satisfied with pat answers, ended up fighting ghosts when he asked too many questions.
Blood Money. Dashiell Hammett. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1944. Original dust jacket. Opens with a massive robbery of two adjacent San Francisco banks, involving dozens of colorful gangsters, followed by the king-pin’s deadly dispatch of many of the same participants in the robbery. Later, the detective attempts to locate and bring to justice the plot mastermind and recover the large reward.