publication date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (part of Fall 2011)
clue: The master of hard-boiled detective fiction eventually grew as thin as the title of one of his most famous works.
explanation: Hammett wrote The Thin Man and other major early works of the genre. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle