Nell Martin (1890—1961) was an American author from Illinois specializing in light-hearted mysteries and short stories. She was at one time the girlfriend of writer Dashiell Hammett. She also published under the names Nell Columbia Boyer Martin and Columbia Boyer.
, which MGM made into a Lord Byron of Broadway movie in 1930.
Her "Maisie" short stories were published in Top Notch Magazine in 1927-1928 and later inspired a movie and radio series starring
Ann Sothern. [1 ] [2 ]
Martin wrote five novels and many short stories. Her novels are:
The Constant Simp (1927), which was reportedly a parody of The Constant Nymph
The Mosaic Earring (1927)
Lord Byron of Broadway: A Novel (1928)
The Other Side of the Fence: A Novel (1929)
Lovers Should Marry (1933), which she dedicated to Hammett.
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^ Publication details are from Yesterday's Faces: Dangerous Horizons, Robert Sampson.
^ Hammet links her stories to the movie version of Maisie in letters collected in Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960.
^ Dates and titles are from: A Dashiell Hammett companion, Robert L. Gale