Dashiell Hammett's early story "Arson Plus"
is available free online as the Library of America's story of the week. The story was one of Hammett's first, but it's almost miraculously full of the humor and laconic hard-boiled style of his later work.
Hammett was our best crime writer, the Library of America may be our best publisher, and and the price is right. What's not to like?
© Peter Rozovsky 2012
Labels: Dashiell Hammett, short stories