“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Dashiell Hammett (American Author)
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1894
Date of Death:
January 10, 1961
Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective 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 significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time" and was called, in his obituary in the New York Times, "the dean of the... 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction".