I'm a fan of mysteries and noir stories, and Hammett is one of the greatest of the genres.
Luise Fischer is on the run in the cold dark night. When she stumbles in to the home of a taciturn and handsome stranger, her luck might be changing.
This is a quick and to the point, classic feeling, noir novella. Perfect in its sparsity. This is a great introduction to this genre if you've never read it. Woman in the Dark is also a perfect read for current fans or fans of short books.
Do any readers enjoy noir novels? Do you prefer short quick paced books, or long involved stories?