The Thin Man The Thin Man

The Thin Man

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Publisher Description

Dashiell Hammett's classic The Thin Man introduced the world to Nick and Nora Charles, further made famous by the popular Thin Man films. With a new introduction by Denise Mina.

Nick Charles seems to find trouble wherever he goes. He thinks his sleuthing days are behind him when Julia Wolf, a former acquaintance, turns up dead. Nick—thanks to some persuasion from his enchanting wife, Nora—finds himself falling back into old habits and making a few polite inquiries. The prime suspect, Julia’s lover and boss Clyde Miller Wynant, has vanished without a trace. Everyone is after him, but Nick is not so sure Wynant is the culprit. And when another dubious figure bursts into their bedroom, waving a loaded handgun, it seems Nick and Nora’s adventure is only just beginning. 

Nick and Nora Charles are among Dashiell Hammett’s most alluring creations: a rich, glamourous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
1989
July 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Fpiano ,

Look at the Past; Looking Towards Future

I hadn't read this book in many years but it hasn't lost anything over time. In spite of first being published in 1932 it is still a modern book. You can see where a lot of contemporary writers looked for influence, including the late, great Elmore Leonard. It is amazing that Agatha Christie published Murder on the Orient Express the same year. It is not that I don't like Christie once in a while, especially Poirot with his leetle grey cells, but in time they seem miles away.

JRubino ,

100 Words or Less

I simply adore the movies… and while this novel had some of that panache, it is a much darker, harsher world.

Is that disappointing? Well, yes.

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