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, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle