Popularizer of the genre, Hammett’s detective story is a solid mystery with plenty of quick wit.
I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff.
I love mysteries, and even more, I love detective mysteries that are set pre-1960s. I grew up on Earl Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason, another pulp fiction mystery series. Where Red Harvest is different is there is more grit to it — everything is or will be corrupted in this book, even the main character.