The Hammett Hex

The Hammett Hex

Book - 2016
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The national bestselling author of The Marsh Madness takes rare book collector Jordan Bingham on a trip to San Francisco-home to Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled heroes-where nothing is as it seems. a On a getaway to the City by the Bay, book collector Jordan Bingham becomes entangled in a mystery with more twists than Lombard Street... a Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip to San Francisco with Officer Tyler oSmileyo Dekker on one condition-she must return with a rare copy of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest for her irascible employer, Vera Van Alst. For his own part, Smiley is full of surprises. He's a Dashiell devotee himself-excited to be in the city of Hammett's hard-boiled heroes like Sam Spade and the Continental Op-and also announces he plans to visit his previously unmentioned estranged grandmother, who lives in an old Victorian in Pacific Heights. a But the trip goes downhill fast when Jordan is pushed from a cable car and barely escapes death. And when a dark sedan tries to run the couple down, it's clear someone's after them-but who? Just like in Hammett's world, nothing is quite what is seems... INCLUDES RECIPES
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
ISBN: 9780425280355
Branch Call Number: PB Abbot
Characteristics: vi, 298 pages ; 18 cm.

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