- Aug 25, 2019
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I thought we could have a thread where posters could discuss books or movies not necessarily Civil War related.
The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett
Tough private eye has to unravel the string of murders revolving around Gabrielle Dain Leggett, carrier of the "Dain Curse." A ur text for tough guy noir detective written in the late 1920s. Its moves fast with Hammett's signature convoluted plots and slangy dialog. The stinking dollop of racism Hammett throws in nearly sinks the front half of the book. Maybe does sink it. If you can hold your nose, the rest is worth reading.
in what year is that supossed to happen?One fishing family was doing quite well, Norwegian immigrants, then lived in a small house on Smuttynose Island. A Prussian fishing hand lived in the house with them at first, but frequently ill, wasn't much help. When another Norwegian couple arrived, the Prussian, Wager, had to move back to the mainland.
Unable to find work, he brooded on the successful Norwegians, obsessed with a large cache of money he was convinced they had concealed in their island home. One night when he knew the men were away, he rowed out to Isle of Shoals, broke into the dark house at one in the morning and tried to find the money. In a frenzied and bloody struggle, he murdered two of the women, but one escaped, concealing herself among the frigid and rocky shoreline while Wager frantically searched the abandoned buildings that dotted the small island. Finally, daylight approaching he rowed back to Portsmouth.
The Boston police arrested him that afternoon, despite him shaving his beard and wearing a new set of clothes he had bought hours before. The surviving woman had identified him. The two murders netted him fifteen dollars, and a date with the hangman.
okay, i first thought it's actual* and prussia was disbanded in 1945March, 1873
i also didn't know they did that sort of thing back thenA Boston businessman bought out the entire village of Gosport, and levelled it, to build a magnificent new hotel the Oceanic.
no cookies with your mornin' coffee?