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Gutting of Couffignal

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In "Gutting of Couffignal," Dashiell Hammett once again showcases his talent for crafting a gripping and atmospheric crime novel. The story follows private detective Sam Spade as he becomes embroiled in a dangerous plot involving stolen jewels, corrupt officials, and a mysterious femme fatale.

Hammett's writing is as sharp and evocative as ever, transporting the reader to the seedy underworld of 1930s San Francisco. The characters are well-developed and intriguing, with Spade's no-nonsense attitude and quick wit making him a compelling protagonist. The plot is intricately woven, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the very end.

Overall, "Gutting of Couffignal" is a riveting read that will appeal to fans of hardboiled detective fiction. Hammett's skillful storytelling and attention to detail make this novel a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling and immersive mystery.

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Dashiell Hammett’s hardboiled detective is assigned by his agency to guard a stash of wedding presents on an exclusive Bay Area island. Just as he settles in for what he thinks will be a boring break from the pursuit of bad guys, the lights go out and the sounds of gunfire and explosions shatter the quiet of the night. A military style assault on the island ‘s rich residents is underway, and only the Continental Op can stop it! - Summary by Winston Tharp

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