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Johnny Depp rebooting The Thin Man

Notorious detective fiction writer Dashiell Hammet, the man who pretty much invented the ‘hard-boiled’ genre, has influenced generations of writers including Raymond Chandler and William Burroughs. While The Maltese Falcon might be one of Hammett’s more recognisable titles, his 1934 novel The Thin Man, which told the story of an alcoholic ex-detective, enjoyed great commercial success […]

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