Dashiell Hammett

Five Continental Op Stories


Read by Winston Tharp


Before Sam Spade chased the black bird in The Maltese Falcon and Nick and Nora Charles stirred their first martinis in The Thin Man, the Con…

The Tenth Clew and Other Continental Op Stories


Read by Winston Tharp


Biographer Nathan Ward has called “The Tenth Clew” Dashiell Hammett’s “first real jewel of a story.” In it, Hammett’s nameless Continental D…

Zigzags of Treachery and other stories


Read by Winston Tharp


The death of a well known San Francisco doctor brings a charge of murder for his wife, but is it murder or suicide, and is she really his wi…

"Arson Plus"



A rural case of arson brings in the insurance companies -- and they bring in the Continental Op. Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op sto…