DEAD YELLOW WOMEN (Crime & Detective) DASHIELL HAMMETT (Dell #421) 1947

DEAD YELLOW WOMEN (Crime & Detective) DASHIELL HAMMETT (Dell #421) 1947


DEAD YELLOW WOMEN. (Crime & Detective Stories) By Dashiell Hammett, (Selected & Edited by Ellery Queen),

Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1947.


A Dell Mystery #421

With crime map on back cover.

Vintage from the 1940s


Book is a commentary on the American immigration policy of the 1920' with overtones of todays immigration policy. Collection of 6 mystery stories, 4 about The Continental Op plus a letter from Ellery Queen. The Continental Op is a fictional character created by Dashiell Hammett. He is a private investigator employed as an operative of the Continental Detective Agency's San Francisco office.


Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories.



Dead Yellow Women, The Golden Horseshoe, House Dick, Who Killed Bob Teal? (these are all Continental Op stories), The Green Elephant and The Hairy One. Introduction by Ellery Queen.


Paperback. Graphic pictures on front showing four dark-haired women lying prone (side by side) with eyes closed and a flower in their hair. Heavy spine curl with light creasing and a tiny top corner tip chip. Light damp stain to top corner pages near the edge. Bindery webbing showing at title page gutter. 191 pages, map on back cover. Scarce pulp fiction in fair condition.