The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett

"The Continental Op" is a collection of detective stories centered around an unnamed operative working for the Continental Detective Agency. The operative, known as the Continental Op, is a hardened professional who solves cases using his wits, experience, and an occasional willingness to bend the rules. The stories, set in various locations around the United States, weave together elements of mystery, crime, and noir, highlighting the gritty underbelly of society during the Prohibition era.

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Total Points: 39

Since this book was first published in 1974, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 39.0.

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