The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories

Dashiell Hammett (1894 - 1961)

Biographer Nathan Ward has called “The Tenth Clew” Dashiell Hammett’s “first real jewel of a story.” In it, Hammett’s nameless Continental Detective Agency operative survives being knocked unconscious and dumped in San Francisco Bay. This kind of action was what his Black Mask magazine editors and readers were asking for, and Hammett somewhat grudgingly obliged them with continuing stories of the Continental Op. (Winston Tharp)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Tenth Clew Winston Tharp
Play 02 Night Shots Winston Tharp
Play 03 One Hour Winston Tharp
Play 04 The House in Turk Street Winston Tharp
Play 05 Death on Pine Street Winston Tharp
Play 06 Who Killed Bob Teal? Winston Tharp