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Book Information: Big Knockover, the

Big Knockover, the (1966) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physical pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. He is also the hero of most of the nine stories in this volume. The Op's one enthusiasm is doing his job, and in The Big Knockover the jobs entail taking on a gang of modern-day freebooters, a vice-ridden hell's acre in the Arizona desert, and the bank job to end all bank jobs, along with such assorted grifters as Babe McCloor, Bluepoint Vance, Alphabet Shorty McCoy, and the Dis-and-Dat Kid.

Contents

  • The Gutting of Couffignal
  • Fly Paper
  • The Scorched Face
  • The King Business
  • The Gatewood Caper
  • Dead Yellow Woman
  • Corkscrew
  • Tulip
  • The Big Knockover
  • $106,000 Blood Money

Original title: The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives


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Edition #1: Big Knockover, the

Big Knockover, the (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Big Knockover, the (July 17, 1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780679722595
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.8 x 1 in
Pages: 451

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