Vintage Hardcover Home Blood Money by Dashiell Hammett, 1943
Vintage Hardcover Home First Printing of Blood Money by Dashiell Hammett printed in 1943. Hammett is the creator of Sam Spade (Maltese Falcon) and is considered
BloodMoney, first published in 1927 in Black Mask magazine as The Big Knockover and $106,000 Blood Money is a classic Continental Op detective thriller by master-of-the-genre (and one if its creators) Dashiell Hammett. The story is one of Hammett's first novel-length books, and is written in his trademark sparse, realistic style. Blood Money 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. Unexpected twists along the way keep the reader turning pages to the exciting conclusion.