The novel that re-defined the private detective genre
Time included Red Harvest in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005
1931.The Glass Key award (Swedish: Glasnyckeln) is named after the novel and is presented annually for the best crime novel by a Scandinavian author.
Gambling club from "The Glass Key", 1931
"The Thin Man", 1934; Hammett's last novel
Manhattan speakeasy in "The Thin Man"
Hard-boiled detective novels, creator of Sam Spade; 1894-1961
Basis for a successful film series and a 1950's television series