Title: Woman in the Dark
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Page Count/Review Word Count: 81
This novella is a great introduction to the work of Dashiell Hammett, and it’s a little like Oscar Wilde’s proverbial cigarette – it’s exquisite, and it leaves you feeling thoroughly unfulfilled. I just wish it was a little longer, because I was just starting to sympathise with the characters when the story came to an abrupt and confusing end.