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Briefcases for Hire: Dashiell Hammett and John Grisham

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Abstract

Chapter 2 focuses on Dashiell Hammett and the rise of the hardboiled novel, and its subsequent transformation into legal fiction in the hands of John Grisham. Hammett’s ur-hardboiled Red Harvest and Grisham’s legal blockbuster The Rainmaker embody their respective eras, zeitgeists, and schools of writing, exemplifying the apparent differences and the underlying similarities between them.

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Organize Crime Legal Procedural Legal Justice Bestseller List Detective Story 
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© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hong KongHong Kong

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