Study Guide

Red Harvest Characters

By Dashiell Hammett

The Continental Op

Our narrator, the nameless Continental Op, is a man shrouded in mystery. He hails from San...

Dinah Brand

Dinah Brand is a femme fatale for sure, but she also manages to break that mold. What's a femme...

Chief Noonan

The Chief of Police in Personville is as corrupt as they come. He's on good terms with Lew Yard,...

Max "Whisper" Thaler

Max is nicknamed Whisper because there's something wrong with his throat so he can only speak in...

Gangsters

Pete's a bootlegger and one of the four main gangsters competing for control over Personville....

The Willssons

Elihu (a.k.a, the "Czar of Poisonville") is the father of the murdered Donald Willsson. He's a...

Minor Characters

MacSwain is an ex-cop, who now gambles away his money. He's at the center of a cover-up involving...