The Big Knockover

The Big Knockover

Selected Stories and Short Novels

Book - 1989
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Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physical pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. He is also the hero of most of the nine stories in this volume. The Op's one enthusiasm is doing his job, and in The Big Knockover the jobs entail taking on a gang of modern-day freebooters, a vice-ridden hell's acre in the Arizona desert, and the bank job to end all bank jobs, along with such assorted grifters as Babe McCloor, Bluepoint Vance, Alphabet Shorty McCoy, and the Dis-and-Dat Kid.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1966.
ISBN: 9780679722595
0679722599
Branch Call Number: MF HAMMETT, DASHIELL
Characteristics: xxiii, 451 p. 21 cm.

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