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In this Nov. 7, 1947 file photo, novelist Dashiell Hammett, author of "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man," appears in New York. A literary treasure trove of Hammett's work is finding a home at the University of South Carolina. It is the largest collection known of letters, photos, publications and books by the Hammett and will be available to scholars and students within the year.  (AP Photo)

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