Happy Birthday Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett author

The father of hard-boiled detective stories in America, Dashiell Hammett is celebrating today his 123rd birthday. The author was born on May 27, 1894 in Maryland. Dashiell Hammett is best known for his Sam Spade series, which includes the immensely popular book The Maltese Falcon, in 1930. The book was so popular that it was made into three movies thereafter, in 1931, 1936 and the best-known movie with Humphrey Bogart in 1941. I have watched the third movie many years ago and I liked it so much that once I’ve learned it was made based on a book, I hunted it […] Read more »