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Hammett, Dashiell
The Thin Man
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934 First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with mask illustration stamped in blue to the front board, spine lettering and decorations stamped in blue and red. A near fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, typical fading to the spine, bright panels with much less fading than usual, bright and fresh interior. An excellent copy. Layman A 6.1.a. The Thin Man is Hammett's fifth and final novel. In a departure from his hard-boiled detective characters, this text features Nick and Nora Charles. Nick, a former detective, and Nora, his sarcastic wife, spend their time drinking and conversing, but get unwillingly pulled into a murder mystery involving the Wynant family. When a skeleton is discovered in plus-sized clothing, the natural assumption is that the deceased was a portly individual, but Nick and Nora quickly realize that the body was placed in false clothing and is actually the remains of a missing Wynant family member - a thin man. Hammett never wrote a sequel to The Thin Man, despite requests. Regardless, it was turned into a six-part film series along with a subsequent television series.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
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