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The Tenth Clew

Auhtor: Dashiell Hammett

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by C. F. Hill, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Tenth Clew':

The tenth clew.--The golden horseshoe.--The house in Turk Street.--The girl with the silver eyes.--The whosis kid.--The main death.--The farewell murder.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Tenth Clew':


... the courteous dismissal. I'll get in touch with him tomorrow. I'm sorry, he murmured, and we moved toward the door together. As we ...
... think so, but I'm not sure. Whipple could tell you. He turned to me. He's the man who let you in tonight. He looked after Father, and he'd know ...
... his import and export business over to me about a year ago. He had quite a few investments scattered around, but he wasn't actively engaged in the management ...
... to me yet, it's time you were loosening up and telling me what's what? I guess so-listen! A man named Lagerquist, a grocer, was driving through ...
... The dead man's collar buttons-both front and back -had been taken out, though his collar and tie were still in place. And his left shoe was gone. ...
... voice was heavy with disgust. Listen to this: one of the porters of the Seamen's National Bank found a package in the vestibule when he started cleaning ...
... whole story was in the morning papers-all about the missing shoe and collar buttons and all. What did you learn about the typewriter? I asked. ...
... abroad for a year or more, feeling sure that they would all have forgotten their grievances by the time we returned. That was why Mr. Gantvoort ...
... months. The operatives who had been searching the city for Bonfils had all come in empty-handed. They had found and investigated eleven persons ...
... more, and a rusty key in it. That's the list. If they mean anything at all, they mean that Emil Bonfils whoever he is-was flimflammed out of ...
... Suits me, he said. Starting in the morning, then, we spend our time hunting for Gantvoort's rival for the paw of this Dexter kitten. ...
... the murder-ready to be purchased and cut out by anyone who was looking for material to confuse detectives with. The Agency's Paris correspondent ...
... get at it this way. Suppose we check off one by one all the men who were interested in her and in whom she was interested. He continued to ...
... where we were sitting, a big burly man in a light overcoat, carrying a black bag. Hello, Madden! he greeted my companion, striding over to ...
... moaning, evenly spaced blasts of the Alcatraz siren. But they told me nothing. They came to me out of the fog without direction- seemed to beat down ...
... the morning, so we could go over that business he transacted for Father. Can you call him up now and tell him that you have been called out ...
... me out on deck, raps me across the back of the head, and dumps me into the bay. You have a lot of fun, don't you? O'Gar grinned, and then ...
... to O'Gar, who with Gantvoort and Creda, was coming through the door by which I had entered. Keep your eyes open! I dashed through the four ...
... a year, and by that time I thought Madden would have forgotten me-or I'd be fixed to handle him if he tried to make any trouble. As soon as ...
... novels and short stories. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op. In addition to the ...