The Dain Curse Author:Dashiell Hammett This is the story of Gabrielle Leggett, a young woman with stigmata, assorted neuroses, deplorable habits and a pistol, who is generally believed to be suffering from the curse of the mad Dains. Beginning with a robbery, the plot moves quickly to murder, dope and strange goings-on in the temple of a sinister cult in San Francisco, all told with... more » the authenticity of a newspaper report. As classic among suspense novels, The Dain Curse has been casting its spell on readers ever since its first publication.
"As a novelist of realistic intrigue, Hammett was unsurpassed in his own or any time." -- Ross Macdonald« less