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    • The Adventures of Sam Spade: Lawless

    • By: Dashiell Hammett, William Spier
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Stephen Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    Regular price: £20.59

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

    • 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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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.

    Regular price: £17.69

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

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Dashiell Hammett, Frederic Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Radio Crimes

    • The Maltese Falcon [Dramatised]
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Tom Wilkinson, Jane Lapotaire, Peter Vaughan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It's San Francisco, 1928, and Sam Spade is a wisecracking, womanising Private Investigator. Missing husbands and unfaithful wives are his usual stock-in-trade, but when the beautifully distressed Miss Wonderley calls he gets involved in a dangerous caper most people would run a mile from. Miss Wonderley asks Sam's partner, Miles Archer, to shadow Floyd Thursby, whom she maintains has kidnapped her sister. But then Archer is shot dead, and Miss Wonderley's story turns out to be a lie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun!

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-11-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Return of the Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable for me.

    • By Once We Were Fiction on 12-07-16

    Regular price: £23.69

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

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Steve Dunne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Falcon: Private Eye to Super Spy

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Les Damon, Bret Morrison, Lesley Woods
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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    Cherub-faced, blue-eyed World War II hero Les Damon played detective Michael Waring - better known as The Falcon. Damon played the role with style, pulling off the character's transition from private eye to army intelligence operative with panache. This collection of 16 digitally remastered episodes begins with Waring's wars against domestic enemies, including gambling bosses, arsonists, con artists, drug dealers, and killers.

    Regular price: £20.99

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

    • A LUX Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Hunter and Other Stories

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase, Stephen Bowlby, Brian Holsopple, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly a great book, but VERY BAD narration.

    • By Tomi K. on 04-01-17

    Regular price: £20.79

    • After the Thin Man

    • A One-Hour Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Fat Man and the Thin Man

    • 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).

    Regular price: £12.49

    • Selected Shorts

    • Whodunit?
    • By: C. S. Montanye, Dashiell Hammett, Ed McBain, and others
    • Narrated by: Fionnula Flanagan, John Shea, Isaiah Sheffer, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Too Many Have Lived

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Griffith Chase, Richard Ferrone, Richard Allen, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £1.69

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

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Howard Duff
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £2.79

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine, Volume 1

    • Classic Hard-Boiled Tales from the Original Black Mask
    • By: Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Hollywood Theater of the Ear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Der Engel vom ersten Stock: Die Nägel in Mr. Cayterer

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Gunter Schoß
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
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    Der Engel vom ersten Stock: Amerika in den 30er Jahren des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Mr. Brigham schreibt für populäre Zeitschriften. Nachts wird in seiner Wohnung eingebrochen. Er überwältigt den Täter. Die Geschichte, die ihm erzählt wird, rührt ihn. Kann er sie als seine Story verkaufen? Oder hat die Sache einen Haken?

    Regular price: £6.89

    • Zu viele haben gelebt / Man kann Sie nur einmal hängen (Sam Spade ermittelt)

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Gunter Schoß
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Der gläserne Schlüssel

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Burghart Klaußner, Michael König, Bettina Engelhardt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £6.89

    • Der Malteser Falke

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Wiglaf Droste
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die attraktive Brigid bittet Privatdetektiv Sam Spade und seinen Partner Archer um Hilfe, weil sie Angst vor einem Mann namens Thursby hat. Am selben Abend wird Archer umgebracht, und schon bald taucht auch Thursby als Leiche auf. Spade beginnt ein Verhältnis mit Brigid, obwohl er weiß, dass sie nicht ehrlich zu ihm ist. Er erfährt, dass sie und nicht nur sie hinter einer wertvollen Skulptur aus dem 16. Jahrhundert her ist: dem Malteser Falken.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • A Sam Spade Audio Double-Feature Starring Howard Duff, Volume 2

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Howard Duff, Laureen Tuttle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just as in Volume 1 of this series, this Audio Archive presentation of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective Vol 2, contains two complete, 30 minute, Sam Spade radio shows, plus special commentary. 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.

    Regular price: £2.69