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The Hammett Hex

Category: Book
By (author): Abbott, Victoria
Series: Book Collector Mystery, A
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Publisher: Berkley
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.81in x 4.18in x 0.80in
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From The Publisher*The national bestselling author of The Marsh Madness takes rare book collector Jordan Bingham on a trip to San Francisco-home to Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled heroes-where nothing is as it seems.
On a getaway to the City by the Bay, book collector Jordan Bingham becomes entangled in a mystery with more twists than Lombard Street...
Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip to San Francisco with Officer Tyler "Smiley" Dekker on one condition-she must return with a rare copy of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest for her irascible employer, Vera Van Alst. For his own part, Smiley is full of surprises. He's a Dashiell devotee himself-excited to be in the city of Hammett's hard-boiled heroes like Sam Spade and the Continental Op-and also announces he plans to visit his previously unmentioned estranged grandmother, who lives in an old Victorian in Pacific Heights.
But the trip goes downhill fast when Jordan is pushed from a cable car and barely escapes death. And when a dark sedan tries to run the couple down, it's clear someone's after them-but who? Just like in Hammett's world, nothing is quite what is seems...

Review Quote*Praise for the national bestselling Book Collector Mysteries
"The books continue to delight with sharp humor, quick-witted characters, a tough but vulnerable heroine, and celebration of the classic mystery genre."-Kings River Life Magazine
"[A]  mystery that will keep you guessing and entertained every step of the way...brilliantly crafted." -Fresh Fiction
"Deftly plotted, with amusing one-liners, murder and a dash of mayhem."-Toronto Star
"With a full inventory of suspects, a courageous heroine and a tribute to a famous writer of whodunits, The Christie Curse will tempt her legion of devotees. Even mystery lovers who have never read Christie-if any exist-will find a pleasing puzzle in Abbott's opener."-Richmond Times-Dispatch
"The mystery was first class, the plotting flawless."-Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
Biographical NoteVictoria Abbott is the national bestselling author of the Book Collector Mystery series, including The Marsh Madness, The Wolfe Widow, The Sayers Swindle, and The Christie Curse.