Humphrey Boghart – Come on Down

Book front cover

Title:
Red Harvest
Author:
Hammett Dashiell
ISBN:
0394718283
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a
red–haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte. He also
called his shirt a shoit. I didn’t think anything of what he had done
to the city’s name. Later I heard men who could manage their r’s give
it the same pronounciation.

Dashiell Hammett is THE private detective author – the genesis of the hard–baked wise–cracking private dick.

I can’t explain how much I love this book – and the rest of the man’s work.

I
particularly love our copy of the book. It’s a battered 1963 Penguin
Crime 2/6 edition which according to the inside cover used to belong to
a man in Belfast.

Ex. libris indecipherable – 23 February 1963
246 Holywood Road
Belfast NI

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