This week The Strand Magazine will publish a previously unknown short story by legendary mystery master Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.
The story, titled “So I Shot Him,” is one of 15 unpublished stories discovered by The Strand editor Andrew Gulli at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin.
Hammett’s family decided they would allow Gulli to publish one of the fifteen, and he picked “So I Shot Him.”
Here are some things to read about it:
First, an interview with Andrew Gulli, the managing editor of The Strand Magazine.
The Guardian has an informative article on the discovery of the fifteen unpublished stories.
Here is a news account from the Kansas City Star.
And right here you can pre-order a copy of the issue that includes “So I Shot Him,” the new Dashiell Hammett story.