The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories

Read by Winston Tharp

(4.7 stars; 81 reviews)

Biographer Nathan Ward has called “The Tenth Clew” Dashiell Hammett’s “first real jewel of a story.” In it, Hammett’s nameless Continental Detective Agency operative survives being knocked unconscious and dumped in San Francisco Bay. This kind of action was what his Black Mask magazine editors and readers were asking for, and Hammett somewhat grudgingly obliged them with continuing stories of the Continental Op. (Winston Tharp) (4 hr 32 min)


The Tenth Clew 1:04:51 Read by Winston Tharp
Night Shots 38:17 Read by Winston Tharp
One Hour 27:35 Read by Winston Tharp
The House in Turk Street 48:19 Read by Winston Tharp
Death on Pine Street 57:39 Read by Winston Tharp
Who Killed Bob Teal? 35:35 Read by Winston Tharp



(5 stars)

I always wondered why Captain Picard read Hammer. Now I know. They are readable at one sitting, they are very cleverly done, and the reader is excellent. Enjoy.

great stories!

(5 stars)

great stories and the reader was perfect for this type of book!

Gripping and Fun Short Stories

(5 stars)

Loved the hard-boiled demeanor of the Continental Op, and the stories were fun if uncomplicated. Narrator was fantastic.

terrific stories, fabulous reader

(5 stars)

The reader has the perfect voice and style for Hammett stories. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook.


(5 stars)

I am a huge fan of Dashiell Hammett. Winston Tharp does an excellent job of bringing these stories to life.

The Bestest!

(5 stars)

Dashell. There was only ever one. Amongst the great stories ever ever written or spoken.

(5 stars)

Tharp reades so well I fall asleep and miss the story.


(5 stars)

nicely read too. . good sound quality