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    • The Maltese Falcon

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade is hired to locate a client's sister by tailing the sister's companion. Spade's partner Miles Archer takes on the assignment, and quickly both Archer and the man he was shadowing are murdered. As Spade pursues the mystery of his partner's death, he is drawn into a circle of colorful characters, and they are all after a legendary statuette of a falcon that had long ago been made for King Charles of Spain. Encrusted with jewels, it is worth a fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Andrew Korsovetski on 2019-07-05

    Price: CDN$ 25.90

    • Red Harvest

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the author of The Maltese Falcon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-17

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • The Glass Key

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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    Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framing him? Dashiell Hammett’s tour de force of detective fiction combines an airtight plot, authentically venal characters, and writing of telegraphic crispness. A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett invented the noir crime novel.

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • Audio Archive Presents Dashiell Hammett's 'The Thin Man'

    • A LUX Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Here is the classic 60-minute Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1930s movie hit, recreated with the original film stars and director! This Audio Archive feature presentation delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy, who reprise thei roles as Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated lovers at the heart of Dashiell Hammett's immortal romantic-mystery masterpiece, The Thin Man.

    Price: CDN$ 1.81

    • The Fat Man and the Thin Man

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett, Milton Lewis
    • Narrated by: J. Scott Smart, William Powell, Les Damon, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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    J. Scott Smart stars as "The Fat Man", Brad Runyon, the stout-but-stalwart investigator who was first conceived as an arch villain in Hammett's classic novel The Maltese Falcon. Charismatic and captivating, Runyon has a way with the ladies, in spite of his 237 pounds. Nick Charles, "The Thin Man", was played on radio by William Powell, Les Damon, and Les Tremayne. Cases seem to fall in to Nick's lap...often dropped there by his wife, Nora (played by Myrna Loy and Claudia Morgan).

    Price: CDN$ 17.82

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective: Volumes One & Two

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Steve Dunne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    Steely. Seasoned. Smart-alecky. The storied San Francisco snooper is back! Share the exciting exploits of Dashiell Hammett's famous gumshoe through this thrilling 6-hour collection. Featuring all of the episodes from both our Volume One and Volume Two collections, Howard Duff and Steve Dunne star as Sam Spade in 12 madcap capers from 1946 - 1951. As crass as he is charismatic, this dynamic detective attracts a curious clientele - gentlemen who tend to drop dead and ladies who are drop-dead gorgeous.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • The Hunter and Other Stories

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase, Stephen Bowlby, Brian Holsopple, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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    Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the full-length treatments On the Make and The Kiss-Off, this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism.

    Price: CDN$ 28.30

    • The Dain Curse

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

    Price: CDN$ 20.32

    • Return of the Thin Man

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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    Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett’s last - and most successful - novel. Following the enormous success of The Thin Man movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas for the films that became After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • Suspense: Fear & Trembling

    • Written by: John Dickson Carr, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allen Poe
    • Narrated by: Peter Lorre, Lou Merrill, Agnes Moorehead, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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    From the very beginning of its two-decade run on radio, Suspense was tops in thriller entertainment! Its first year on the air brought together stories from such outstanding masters of the genre as John Dickson Carr, Dashiell Hammett, and Edgar Allan Poe! Tune in to 20 tense classics from Radio's Outstanding Theatre of Thrills - starring Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, Susan Hayward, Richard Dix, Lou Merrill, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Readick, Alice Frost, and more.  

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine, Volume 1

    • Classic Hard-Boiled Tales from the Original Black Mask
    • Written by: Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Hollywood Theater of the Ear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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    In the1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. Here writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped the established view of mystery fiction, creating the "hard-boiled" private eye. Now this series resurrects from those pages the toughest of tough detectives in sonic dramatizations from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • After the Thin Man

    • A One-Hour Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    After The Thin Man combines crime, kisses and cocktails in the second "Thin Man" adventure! Here is the classic "Lux Radio Theater" performance of the 1936 movie hit "After The Thin Man", recreated in 1940, as a 60 minute radio adaptation with the original film stars! This Audio Archive "Feature Presentation" delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy who reprise their original roles as newly retired detective Nick Charles, and his beautiful (and wealthy) bride Nora.

    Price: CDN$ 1.81

    • Too Many Have Lived

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine
    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Griffith Chase, Richard Ferrone, Richard Allen, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
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    One of only three Sam Spade short stories, this one involves a blackmailing poet, a seductive chanteuse, her rough-hewn stage-door-johnny, and, of course, murder. Recorded before a live audience in New York.

    Price: CDN$ 2.28

    • The Maltese Falcon

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Tough, cynical PI Sam Spade is hired by the story's irresistible femme fatale, Brigid O'Shaughnessy, to locate the client's sister by tailing her companion. Spade's partner, Miles Archer, takes on the assignment, and quickly both he and the man he was shadowing are murdered. As Spade pursues the mystery of his partner's death, he is drawn into a circle of colorful characters - all of them after a legendary statuette of a falcon fashioned long ago for King Charles of Spain.

    Price: CDN$ 19.34

    • Zu viele haben gelebt / Man kann Sie nur einmal hängen

    • Sam Spade ermittelt
    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Gunter Schoß
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Der Detektiv Sam Spade ermittelt in zwei Fällen im Amerika der 30er Jahre. Im ersten Fall geht es um viel Geld aus einer Erbschaftsangelegenheit, beim zweiten bringt die Widmung eines Buches Spade auf die richtige Spur.

    Price: CDN$ 8.64

    • Black Mask 3: The Maltese Falcon - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • Written by: Otto Penzler (editor), Dashiell Hammett, Frederic Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Price: CDN$ 28.19

    • Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • Written by: Otto Penzler (editor), Keith Alan Deutsch, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Price: CDN$ 24.18

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade: Lawless

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett, William Spier
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Stephen Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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    No bigger fad swept across postwar radio than that of the hard-boiled private detective - and nobody had more fun with their wink-and-nudge take on the genre than the producers, writers, and cast of The Adventures of Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett's legendary private eye had a sardonic sense of humor, which wavy-haired, rugged-voiced Howard Duff played to perfection.

    Price: CDN$ 28.03

    • Der gläserne Schlüssel

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Burghart Klaußner, Michael König, Bettina Engelhardt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    Taylor Henry, der Sohn des Senators Henry, liegt tot auf der Straße. Und das kurz vor den Wahlen. Paul Madvig hatte sich vor kurzem mit Taylor gestritten, denn Taylor machte Madvigs Schwester Opal den Hof, und das passte Madvig nicht. Ist Madvig der Mörder? Viele glauben das. Madvigs Freund Ned Beaumont beginnt nachzuforschen - und stößt dabei auf ein Wespennest. Dashiell Hammett: Der gläserne Schlüssel.

    Price: CDN$ 9.88

    • A Sam Spade Audio Double-Feature Starring Howard Duff, Volume 1

    • Written by: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Howard Duff
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audio Archive presentation of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, contains two complete, 30 minute,Sam Spade radio shows. Each episode is introduced by old radio aficionado and collector Bill Mills, who shares interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and informative facts about the program and its stars.

    Price: CDN$ 3.69

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