Novelist Dashiell Hammett, born Samuel Dashiell Hammett, gets the credit for inventing the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction.
The characters Hammett created were usually cynical but legendary loners:
Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon). Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man) Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse) Gangster Ned Beaumont (The Glass Key)
Hammett(1894-1961) also wrote a comic strip, Secret Agent X-9, and well as an […]
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After a three week journey of nearly 400 miles, a determined young Indian agent and his Apache police force stood poised to capture the great Indian warrior Geronimo at the Ojo Caliente Reservation in northern New Mexico Territory.
John P. Clum arrived at the reservation on the night of April 20, 1877 and, under cover of darkness, ordered one-hundred of the Apache police to hide inside the commissary building.
On the […]
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The journey from Missouri to Arkansas was long, tiring, and generally uncomfortable aboard the steamboat Ella Hughes, its passenger cabins nothing more than wooden bunks with curtains for privacy.
Among its passengers was the newly-appointed judge for the Western District of Arkansas at Fort Smith. The man’s family, who stayed behind in Missouri, would loin him sometime later.
Judge Isaac Parker wasted no time in establishing his presence. He arrived at Fort Smith […]
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JACQUIE ROGERS has been writing about fantasy and western historical romances for over thirteen years. She has been honored for her work in both genres a total of seven times.
Along the way, Jacquie has managed to attract a loyal fan base. As one reader phrased it, “Jacquie has excelled in more than one genre. Her fantasies are creative. Her contemporary romances are vivid, with compelling characters.”
This is the kind of endorsement most writers […]
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