Dashiell Hammett. Nightmare Town (1948) 128 pp.
Contents: *Nightmare Town; *The Scorched Face; *Albert Pastor at Home; *Corkscrew.
Two Continental Op stories and two non-series stories. In “The Scorched Face,” the Op searches for two missing daughters of a wealthy San Franciscan; a series of young female suicides leads him to a cult that uses drugs and incriminating photographs to blackmail its victims. In “Corkscrew,” the Op investigates a case in Arizona.
*1st book publication
Baird & Greenwood 1038
Layman A16.1