Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op is back--and we have him!

Today is an exciting day—one that's been in the making for years now. We're immensly proud to say that the bulk of Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op stories are now available in digital reading formats!

The Continental Op was a nameless detective Hammett described as “a little man going forward day after day through mud and blood and death and deceit—as callous and brutal and cynical as necessary." The Op was born in the pages of Black Mask in 1923, predating Hammett's most famous creation: The Maltese Falcon's Sam Spade. 

These stories, split into eight volumes, include introductions from Richard Layman, along with Julie M. Rivett, Hammett's granddaughter. They offer keen insight into the history of Hammett and the Op. 

What are you waiting for? Find them all here!

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