Dashiell Hammett. The Continental Op (1945) 126 pp.
Contents: Fly Paper; *Death on Pine Street; *Zigzags of Treachery;
The Farewell Murder.
Four short stories featuring the Continental Op, three of which take
place in San Francisco. In “Fly Paper,” the Op is assigned the job of finding
the rebellious daughter of a prominent New Yorker, whose last known address
is San Francisco. The Op investigates the murder of a San Francisco politician-contractor,
who was shot with a .38 on Pine Street, between Jones and Leavenworth,
in “Death on Pine Street.” In “Zigzags of Treachery,” the Op investigates
the murder of a doctor with two wives and an old secret.
*1st book publication
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