Who Said It: True Detective or Dashiell Hammett character?

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HBO's crime series True Detective wrapped up its critically acclaimed first season this past weekend. Despite featuring only eight episodes in season one, the show has already established a loyal following. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson play Rustin Cohle and Martin Hart, two homicide detectives investigating the crimes of a serial killer in Louisiana. Executive producer and writer Nic Pizzolatto says he was heavily influenced by horror writers and early/pulp hard-boiled detective fiction.

American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) is credited with creating the hard-boiled fiction genre. Hammett worked as a detective early in his career and in 1930 wrote The Maltese Falcon. Widely considered his masterpiece, the book featured his most famous detective Sam Spade -- the gritty, unsentimental prototype of a hard-boiled detective.

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