Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

Red HarvestRed Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Continental Op is my favourite hardboiled detective – he just gets on with the job while abusing his body in myriad ways. And then there’s Dashiell Hammett’s wonderful turn of phrase to enjoy:

“The lawyer had two rooms, both dingy, smelly, and poorly lighted. I waited in the outer one while a clerk who went well with the rooms carried my name in to the lawyer.”