Dashiell Hammett. $106,000 Blood Money (1943) 126 pp.
Contents: *The Big Knockover; *$106,000 Blood Money.
Two novellas featuring San Francisco detective the Continental Op. In “The Big Knockover,” the Op chases a gang of bank robbers and murderers around San Francisco after they steal over a million dollars in a pair of violent robberies of the Seaman’s National Bank and The Golden Gate Trust Company. In the sequel, “$106,000 Blood Money,” the brother of one of the gangsters who was killed in “The Big Knockover,” shows up in San Francisco to finger his brother’s killer and claim the reward. The two stories were reprinted in book form as Blood Money in 1943.
*1st book publication
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