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The Best Dashiell Hammett Books  

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List of the best Dashiell Hammett books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Dashiell Hammett is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Hammett is known for his detective stories, including The Maltese Falcon, which was adapted into a classic film as well. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Dashiell Hammett who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

The Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest are included in this list. What are Dashiell Hammett's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Red Harvest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The Maltese Falcon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The Dain Curse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The Glass Key is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Continental Op is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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A man called Spade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Dashiell Hammett: Crime Storie... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Hollywood Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Dead yellow women is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Secret Agent X-9 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Woman in the dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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A man named Thin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The return of the continental ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Dashiell Hammett: Lost Stories is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Nightmare Town is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Four Great Novels, the is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Vintage Hammett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The creeping Siamese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Blood money is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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The big knockover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Crime Wave is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Creeps by night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Hammett homicides is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books
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Secret Agent X-9 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dashiell Hammett Books