Official release date is next month, but you can start licking your chops now if you want — finally, a collection gathering the little trove of mostly unpublished Hammett short stories that has been in the holdings of the Ransom Research Center for several decades. Plus a few screen treatments and a never-before-published fragment starring Sam Spade.
If you’re a big Hammett fan, you know you’ve got to have it. No, these aren’t primo Hammett — I wouldn’t kid you about that angle. But you still need to have it.
Check out my boxed, bylined review in Publishers Weekly for my Official Opinions.