The Hunter and Other Stories (CD-Audio)
Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the full-length screen treatments On the Make (which became the movie Mr. Dynamite, 1935) and The Kiss-Off (the basis for City Streets, starring Sylvia Sydney and Gary Cooper, 1931), this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism.
Collected and edited by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett, and noted Hammett scholar and biographer Richard Layman, The Hunter and Other Stories is a trove of priceless literary gems from an American master storyteller.
Donna Postel reads the introduction, commentaries, and afterword; Ray Chase reads the sections “Crime” and “Screen Stories” and the appendix; Brian Holsopple reads the section “Men”; and Stephen Bowlby reads the section “Men and Women.”
About the Author
Voice actor, writer, and musician RAY CHASE has provides the voices for major commercial campaigns such as Coke Zero, and Top Ten iPhone app successes. He began his career by reading aloud in the car for his mother and sister on the way to school. They didn’t seem to mind so much. He hopes you don’t either.
“Fans of crime writer Dashiell Hammett . . . have been waiting decades [for] the stories collected in this book.”
“Fans of Hammett’s gift for swiftly paced plotting and his ear for the languages of the day will be pleased to find much evidence of this in these stories.”
“Rarely seen work from Hammett’s Hollywood years, in what may be the final cache of writing from the noir pioneer.”
“Fascinating finds to make the collection a must for fans of the great man.”
—Mystery Scene Magazine