Friday, September 13, 2019

Review: The Dain Curse

The Dain Curse The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Continental Op is brought in after some diamonds go missing, but instead of solving a simple case of theft he ends up embroiled in the on-going troubles of a disturbed young woman who believes herself to be the victim of a family curse.

This certainly isn’t the best Hammett you can read, but it’s not bad. The plot is all over the place and doesn’t make much sense, but the main appeal is the attitude of the Op who still shines as the cynical private detective who has seen it all.

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