Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op... Biografía de Samuel Dashiell Hammett. Con solo estudios primarios, ejerció diversos oficios, hasta que trabajó como agente de la Agencia Nacional de detectives Pinkerton de Baltimore.
Red harvest.--The Dain curse.--The Maltese falcon.--The glass key.--The thin man. Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of Hard Boiled Detective fiction. He can even be considered a pioneer in the genre as it has influenced many in the genre His first major character however was The Continental Op who starred in the novels "Red Harvest" and "The Dain Curse". Dashiell Hammett Biography - Dashiell Hammett was an American author of a literary style known as the hardboiled detective novels.