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Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) Author of hard-boiled detective novels such as the "The Maltese Falcon" (featuring detective Sam Spade) and "The Dain Curse", he was also author of "The Thin Man", featuring Nick and Nora Charles. He also wrote screen plays and was a political activist. Check out his books here http://encore.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/iii/encore/search/C__SHammett__Orightresult__U1?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

"Dashiell Hammett" was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenplay writer, and political activist.

"Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op."

"Samuel Dashiell Hammett - was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op.

Dashiell Hammett. (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). Source: Wikipedia.

Dashiell Hammett-- works include The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, The Thin Man: born in St. Mary’s County, worked as a Pinkerton detective in Baltimore

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - brilliant writer, true patriot and military pilot. Lost at sea, for decades.

1720416Daphne du Maurier was an English writer, most famous for her novel Rebecca. Other significant works include My Cousin Rachel, The Scapegoat, and The House on the Strand. Several of her stories have been made into films, most notably Hitchcock’s Rebecca and The Birds, and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now. Du Maurier came from an …

Daphne du Maurier was a century English writer most famous for her novel Rebecca.

Dashiell Hammett.Pulp writer Ex detective Creator of Sam Spade and Nick / Nora Charles

Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon,and theThin Man ,created Sam Spade and Nick and Nora Charles among other characters.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in…

Literature - Herman Melville(August 1819 – September an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period. The bulk of his writings was published between 1846 and Best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick

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Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893–1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist."I love you - I am at rest with you - I have come home."

Dorothy Leigh Sayers June 1893 – 17 December was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator & Christian humanist.

GREAT BOOK QUOTE: "Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard." ~ Daphne du Maurier

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now.

William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931. Photo by J. R. Cofield of Oxford, Mississi

William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931 // Photo by J. Cofield of Oxford, Mississippi.

William Golding- English novelist & author of Lord of the Flies

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William Golding- English novelist & author of Lord of the Flies

"Dark of the invisible moon. The nights now only slightly less black. By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp." - Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy published his first novel at and didn't write his first widely acclaimed novel, Blood Meridian, until he was 52 (and even then, the acclaim was slow to come). All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men

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