Dashiell Hammett, American Crime Writer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Samuel Dashiell Hammett
  • Known as: Dashiell Hammett
  • Birth: May 27, 1894, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
  • Death: January 10, 1961, New York City, New York, USA
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: American crime writer who created the characters Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon); Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man); the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse); also wrote short stories
  • Included in lists (What's This?): GC

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