Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Arson Plus by Samuel Dashiell Hammett

"On the way up I had planned a lot of innocent-sounding questions that would get her all snarled up; but after taking a good look at this woman sitting in front of me, leaning comfortably back in her chair, coolly waiting for me to speak my piece, I discarded the trick stuff and came out cold-turkey.”

I have been rather a big fan of some of the other Dashiell Hammett, yet this short story left me a little cold. Which is quite amusing when you consider the title and subject matter. Still, it was particularly brief, so I cannot complain. Clearly, I don't have a lot to say on this front.1 out of 5 detective snores.

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