Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

The Hammett Hex

Book 5, A Book Collector Mystery - A Book Collector Mystery

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


The national bestselling author of The Marsh Madness takes rare book collector Jordan Bingham on a trip to San Francisco—home to Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled heroes—where nothing is as it seems.
On a getaway to the City by the Bay, book collector Jordan Bingham becomes entangled in a mystery with more twists than Lombard Street...
Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip to San Francisco with Officer Tyler “Smiley” Dekker on one condition—she must return with a rare copy of Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest for her irascible employer, Vera Van Alst. For his own part, Smiley is full of surprises. He’s a Dashiell devotee himself—excited to be in the city of Hammett’s hard-boiled heroes like Sam Spade and the Continental Op—and also announces he plans to visit his previously unmentioned estranged grandmother, who lives in an old Victorian in Pacific Heights.
But the trip goes downhill fast when Jordan is pushed from a cable car and barely escapes death. And when a dark sedan tries to run the couple down, it’s clear someone’s after them—but who? Just like in Hammett’s world, nothing is quite what is seems...


From the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Dashill Hammett eat you heart out!

‘As for me, I hunkered down and pondered how my lovely world of golden age mysteries, priceless first editions and days surrounded by family and friends (and Vera, of course) had morphed into a nightmare with guns and fear.”

Jordan Bingham and Tyler Dekker, The on again off again couple and hero’s of our latest mystery are in San Francisco: He to see his grandmother and visit his favorite sleuth’s base of operations ; she in part, to pick up a signed first of Dashill Hammitt’s Red Harvest. Who would have thought “Smiley” was a Hammett fan?

However, there is more to this trip than meets the eye as Jordan seems to have brought some trouble upon the family reunion starting with ransacked rooms to stolen jewelry. Can Jordan and Tyler unravel the mystery before something unheard of could bring more trouble down on their heads?

This, the fifth in the series, is a little different than the others as it happens outside of Harrison Falls, and the book that is being sought is not really the focus. Reading at times like the worst farce imaginable starring the keystone cops, it morphs into a he said, she said, who said that will pull you along until the glorious ending. A finely developed story that will remain in my memory long after the book is returned. Highly recommended 5/5

Other Books in This Series

The Hammett Hex
View in iTunes
  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Cozy
  • Published: Oct 04, 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 5, A Book Collector Mystery
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings