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Dashiell Hammett A 75th-Anniversary Tribute

Dashiell Hammett A 75th-Anniversary Tribute


(Titles in boldface type feature private eye Lew Archer)

  • The Dark Tunnel (Dodd, Mead, 1944) (as Kenneth Millar) -- a.k.a. I Die Slowly
  • Trouble Follows Me (Dodd, Mead, 1946) (as Kenneth Millar) -- a.k.a. Night Train
  • Blue City (Knopf, 1947) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • The Three Roads (Knopf, 1948) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • The Moving Target (Knopf, 1949) (as John Macdonald)
  • The Drowning Pool (Knopf, 1950) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • The Way Some People Die (Knopf, 1951) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • The Ivory Grin (Knopf, 1952) (as John Ross Macdonald) -- a.k.a. Marked for Murder
  • Meet Me at the Morgue (Knopf, 1953) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • Find a Victim (Knopf, 1954) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • The Name is Archer (Bantam, 1955) (as John Ross Macdonald) -- short stories:
    "Find the Woman"
    "Gone Girl"
    "The Bearded Lady"
    "The Suicide"
    "Guilt-Edged Blonde"
    "The Sinister Habit"
    "Wild Goose Chase"
  • The Barbarous Coast (Knopf, 1956)
  • The Doomsters (Knopf, 1958)
  • The Galton Case (Knopf, 1959)
  • The Ferguson Affair (Knopf, 1960)
  • The Wycherly Woman (Knopf, 1961)
  • The Zebra-Striped Hearse (Knopf, 1962)
  • The Chill (Knopf, 1964)
  • The Far Side of the Dollar (Knopf, 1965)
  • Black Money (Knopf, 1966)
  • Archer in Hollywood (Knopf, 1967) -- omnibus featuring:
    The Moving Target
    The Way Some People Die
    The Barbarous Coast
  • The Instant Enemy (Knopf, 1968)
  • The Goodbye Look (Knopf, 1969)
  • Archer at Large (Knopf, 1970) -- omnibus featuring:
    The Galton Case
    The Chill
    Black Money
  • The Underground Man (Knopf, 1971)
  • Sleeping Beauty (Knopf, 1973)
  • On Crime Writing (Capra Press, 1973) -- articles
  • Great Stories of Suspense (Knopf, 1974) (editor)
  • The Blue Hammer (Knopf, 1976)
  • Lew Archer, Private Investigator (Mysterious Press, 1977) -- omnibus featuring:
    All the stories from The Name is Archer
    "Midnight Blue"
    "The Sleeping Dog"
  • A Collection of Reviews (Lord John Press, 1979) -- book reviews
  • Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly Into the Past (Capra Press, 1981), edited by Ralph B. Sipper -- articles
  • Archer in Jeopardy (Knopf, 1979) -- omnibus featuring:
    The Doomsters
    The Zebra-Striped Hearse
    The Instant Enemy
  • Early Millar (Cordelia Editions, 1982), with Margaret Millar
  • Strangers in Town (Crippen & Landru, 2001), edited by Tom Nolan -- short stories featuring:
    "Death by Water"
    "Strangers in Town"
    "The Angry Man"
  • The Archer Files (Crippen & Landru, 2007), edited by Tom Nolan -- featuring all of the tales from The Name is Archerand Strangers in Town, plus “Midnight Blue” and “Sleeping Dog” from Lew Archer, Private Investigator, and the following story fragments:
    “The 13th Day" (1953)
    "Heyday in the Blood" (1952)
    "Lady Killer" (1954)
    "Little Woman" (1954)
    "The Strome Tragedy" (1955)
    "Stolen Woman" (1958)
    "Death Mask" (1959)
    "Change of Venue" (1961)
    "Do Your Own time" (1963)
    "The Count of Montevista" (1964)
    "100 Pesos" (1965)

    Short Fiction
  • "The South Sea Soup Co." (The Grumbler, 1931) (as Ken Miller)
  • "Fatal Facility" (Saturday Night, July 29, 1939) (as Kenneth Millar) -- poem
  • "Find the Woman" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1946) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • "The Sky Hook" (American Mercury, January 1948) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • "The Bearded Lady" (American Magazine, October 1948) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • "Shock Treatment" (Manhunt, January 1953) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • "The Imaginary Blonde," a.k.a. "Gone Girl" (Manhunt, February 1953) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • "The Guilty Ones," a.k.a. "The Sinister Habit" (Manhunt, May 1953) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • "The Beat-Up Sister," a.k.a. "The Suicide" (Manhunt, October 1953) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • "Guilt-Edged Blonde" (Manhunt, January 1954) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • "Wild Goose Chase" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1954) (as John Ross Macdonald)
  • "Midnight Blue" (Ed McBain's Mystery Magazine, October 1960)
  • "The Sleeping Dog" (Argosy, April 1965)

Short Non-fiction

  • "Homage to Dashiell Hammett" (Mystery Writer's Annual, 1964)
  • "A Death Road for the Condor" (Sports Illustrated, April 6, 1964)
  • "The Writer as Detective Hero" (Show, January 1965)
  • "Murder in the Library" (Mystery Writer's Annual, 1965) (as Kenneth Millar)
  • "Cain x 3" (New York Times Book Review, March 2, 1969)
  • "Life with the Blob" (Sports Illustrated, April 21, 1969)
  • "Santa Barbarans Cite an 11th Commandment: 'Thou Shalt Not Abuse the Earth'" (New York Times Magazine, October 12, 1969), with Robert Easton
  • "Down These Streets a Mean Man Must Go" (Antaeus, #25-26, Spring/Summer 1977)
  • "The Private Detective" (New York Times Book Review, October 23, 1977)

Tom Nolan ProfileRoss Macdonald QuotesLearning from Lew by Gary PhillipsIt's Personal by Kevin Smith