Like many of you, most likely, I'll never forget discovering the work of Dashiell Hammett, who was born on this day 112 years ago. The first book of his I read wasn't The Maltese Falcon but Red Harvest. The Continental Op immediately became one of my heroes. I don't have anything to add to what others have said again and again about Hammett. If you haven't read him, why not? And if you have, isn't it time to read something of his again?