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Mid-1930s reissue (no wartime paper statement, Madison Square imprint on jacket flap). Includes original jacket. Pages toned, jacket lightly rubbed. 1934 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258,  pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous 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. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894-January 10, 1961) was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest, The Dain Curse).