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Title: Breakdown and Other Thrillers

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Title: Breakdown and Other Thrillers Title Record # 1245175
Editor: Dashiell Hammett
Date: 1968-00-00
Language: English
Note: 10 stories with introduction by Dashiell Hammett The stories are 10 of the 21 in the 1931 anthology Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills, which were selected by Hammett from public nominations (see that parent collection). Unknown: whether the publisher cut the introduction (Hammett died in 1961) Four Square Books, a New English Library imprint by 1968, had published in 1965 and 1966 two other books containing 10 stories of the original 21. Those two anthologies, Creeps by Night and The Red Brain, were first published in the US, by Belmont Books in 1961. (ISFDB publication records of those two are verified.) Those two selections contain 10 distinct stories each. This set of ten appears to be first published in the UK, as Four Square Horror #1784. It contains six from the former and four from the other; none of the three contains "A Woman Alone with Her Soul" (1912) by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, the oldest of the 21.
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Breakdown and Other Thrillers 1968-01-00 ed. Dashiell Hammett Four Square Books 1784 3/6 128
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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