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The Glass Key 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


About the Author: Dashiell Hammett

Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane HammettSamuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade The Maltese Falcon , Nick and Nora Charles The Thin Man , and the Continental Op Red Harvest and The Dain Curse In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and was called, in his obituary in the New York Times, the dean of the hard boiled school of detective fiction See



10 thoughts on “The Glass Key

  1. says:

    Behind every successful politician there is a great campaign manager Paul Madvig was a successful politician His campaign manager and a close friend was Ned Beaumont The latter was the main character of the story, but surprisingly little is revealed about his background through the book Despite that his character works but I am getting ahead of myself Paul Madvig was


  2. says:

    1 2I d read The Glass Key years maybe decades ago and I didn t remember any of it I made the mistake of taking this to mean bad I felt justified I remember entire stretches of Red Harvest and The Thin Man The Maltese Falcon doesn t count as it is the novel I ve rereadthan any other by a wide margin When in a message board review for a different book I grouped The Glass Key


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    Believed to have been the victim of a hold up, Taylor Henry, 26, son of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, was found dead in China Street near the corner of Pamela Avenue at a few minutes after 10 o clock last night Chief of Police Frederick M Rainey immediately ordered a wholesale round up of all suspicious characters in the city and issued a statement to the effect that no stone wil


  4. says:

    So when I have, over the years, thought of the best works of Dashiell Hammett I usually think of The Maltese Falcon, or The Thin Man, but in recent years I have taken the opportunity to read a littledeeply into the Hammett canon, also reading the tough and political Red Harvest I am told that over time Hammett began to despise most of his own work, but conceded that The Glass Key was n


  5. says:

    If you ve never seen Miller s Crossing , I urge you to without the slightest hesitation do so now The Coen brothers gangster film is not quite up there with The Godfather or Goodfellas , but is a work of genius nevertheless It s a highly stylised tale of a town ruled by the mob and the relationship of the two men at the centre of it Both Gabriel Byrne and Albert Finney are superb indeed, the


  6. says:

    As many reviewers note, Hammett claimed this book was his favorite, and it s easy to see why Structurally it s the most cohesive of his five novels RED HARVEST is great but feels a little serial y, DAIN CURSE is four stories glommed together, and both MALTESE FALCON and THIN MAN have some rather gaping plot holes that you gotta asphalt over to get to the end But GLASS KEY feels coherent and cohesi


  7. says:

    Reading the The Glass Key it s easy to see why Hammett was revered by Raymond Chandler and so many other hardboiled detective fiction greats of the 30 s, 40 s and beyond The plot is smart, tight and doesn t slack for an instant Hammett imbues characters with depth, giving them hidden desires, conflicting motivations and complex, shifting relationships.The Glass Key is a murder mystery with deep politica


  8. says:

    This is on The List Really I mean, I understand why The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man are on there, because they re great, but as far as I m concerned there was no reason to include this one as well Plainly put, it was dull and confusing It spolitical thriller than detective novel, so if that s your thing you might like this, but any sort of political intrigue drama generally bores me to death unless it s a


  9. says:

    Really found it difficult to warm to this murder mystery Other reviewers have rated this highly but for this reader it just didn t stand out for the genre. I m having difficulty trying to pin point exactly why Ned Beaumont was an interesting main character although I did have some difficulty investing in some of his actions and thought processes Listed on the Boxall 1000 list but it just wasn t for me.


  10. says:

    Dashiell Hammett s heroes are probably best known for their sang froid Take Ned Beaumont of The Glass Key, for instance He will insert himself into any stramash even at the expense of getting himself beaten to a pulp and landing in the hospital And all is to help his politician friend Paul Madvig, who is running for office while trying to evade a number of highly sticky crimes.The messes in this novel multiply, until Bea


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