Dashiell Hammett. Nightmare Town (1948) 128 pp.
Contents: *Nightmare Town; *The Scorched Face; *Albert Pastor at Home;
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
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