The Glass Key

The Glass Key

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Ned Beaumont is a tall, thin, moustache-wearing, TB-ridden, drinking, gambling, hanger-on to the political boss of a corrupt Eastern city. Nevertheless, like every Hammett hero (and like Hammett himself), he has an unbreakable, if idiosyncratic moral code. Ned's boss wants to better himself with a thoroughbred senator's daughter; but does he want it badly enough to commit murder? If he's innocent, who wants him in the frame? Beaumont must find out.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752851322
  • 9780752851327

About Dashiell Hammett

B.1894, d.1961. After spells as newsboy, freight clerk, labourer, messenger, stevedore and advertising manager, Hammett became an operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. His experiences as a private detective laid the foundation for his writing career.show more

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8,837 ratings
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4 40% (3,562)
3 23% (2,063)
2 4% (330)
1 1% (86)
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