11-11-08

5hrs 55min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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11-11-08

5hrs 55min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“The most breathless of Hammett’s stories.” Sinclair Lewis, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York’s coolest crime-solving couple.

Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but six years later, a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor who was once Nick’s client.

Nick can no more resist the case than a morning cocktail or a good fight, and soon he and Nora are caught in a complicated web of confused identities and cold-blooded murder.

Praise

“The most breathless of Hammett’s stories.” Sinclair Lewis, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

“None of [Hammett’s] creations proved as endearing as Nick and Nora Charles, the wisecracking crime fighters of The Thin Man, his final novel.” Washington Post

“All the wit of Nick and Nora is there, and the plot from the book needed no change to make the film one of the greatest American mystery comedies ever…Try it for a great sense of the good life in the New York of the 1930s.” Amazon.com

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Language English
Release Day Nov 10, 2008
Release Date November 11, 2008
Release Date Machine 1226361600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Bestselling Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. He is widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time. In addition to The Maltese Falcon, his pioneering novels include Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Thin Man.

Narrator Bio
William Dufris

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.

Overview

The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York’s coolest crime-solving couple.

Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but six years later, a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor who was once Nick’s client.

Nick can no more resist the case than a morning cocktail or a good fight, and soon he and Nora are caught in a complicated web of confused identities and cold-blooded murder.

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