• List Price: CDN$ 22.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 7.18 (31%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Nightmare Town: Stories has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 14-21 business days for delivery. Sail the Seas of Value.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Nightmare Town: Stories Paperback – Sep 12 2000

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Sep 12 2000
CDN$ 15.77
CDN$ 7.26 CDN$ 0.01

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • Nightmare Town: Stories
  • +
  • The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels
  • +
  • Woman in the Dark
Total price: CDN$ 40.87
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard (Sept. 12 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375701028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375701023
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • ¿Quieres informarnos sobre un precio más bajo?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"Nightmare Town, with its crystalline prose as spare as Hammett himself, is a welcome treat." --The Baltimore Sun

"Hammett's work carries an authenticity and raw power that few writers, before or since, have been able to equal." --The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Hammett's legacy as a giant of crime fiction lives on. The stories are gritty and realistic, full of crisp, sparse dialogue. . . . Like the sting of whiskey as it goes down and the pungent smell of a strong cigar, Hammett's stories and characters don't fade quickly." --The Columbus Dispatch

From the Inside Flap

"Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--"The New Yorker
Here are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double- and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakens in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. Here is classic noir: hard-boiled descriptions to rival Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed.

See all Product description

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 4 customer reviews

Top Customer Reviews

on December 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews
4.0 out of 5 starsGood Hammett, Not Great Hammett
on February 15, 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsDashiell Hammett Reader!
on October 15, 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 stars"black" stories of all kinds
on June 6, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
on September 12, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
on September 16, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase