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Book-It Repertory Theatre

The Life of Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett, born in Maryland in May 27, 1894, popularized the hardboiled detective genre that provided the foundation for “film noir,” and created some of the most enduring characters in fiction with Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon) and Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man). Hammett drew on his experiences as a detective for […]