Category Archives: Dashiell Hammett

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Z is for Zeitgeist

Crime fiction writers are able, should they be so inclined, to explore the social and political settings in which their stories take place, often in a way that contemporary journalism or other writing cannot. In this way it is a … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Carter (Aus), Alan Glynn, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Dashiell Hammett, list, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, memes and challenges | 12 Comments

Sunday Salon: What to read first (a revised Dartmoor Dozen)

Last week I wrote about being unable to meet Uriah Robinson’s challenge of putting together a list of books in these categories as a reading list for someone new to this genre. I was told by more than one person … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur Conan Doyle, Asa Larsson, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Peters, Fred Vargas, Helen Fitzgerald (Aus), Ian Sansom, Kathryn Fox (Aus), list, memes and challenges, Michael Crichton, Ngaio Marsh, Peter Temple (Aus) | 8 Comments