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Hammett, which follows a private detective known only as the Continental
Operative, or the Op, as he travels to the town of Personville (known to its
inhabitants as Poisonville) and witnesses the crime and corruption that are
rife there. He soon gets caught up in the endemic violence, and as the body
count rises we see the true extent of the greed and double-dealing that are
tearing the town apart. _Red Harvest_ is among Dashiell Hammett’s best-known
works (he is also famously the author of _The Maltese Falcon_ ) and had a
major influence on American gangster films and American crime fiction.
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