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|Dashiell Hammett |
|Born: May 27, 1894|
|Died: January 10, 1961|
20th century American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories. Among the memorable 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).