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.