The Thin Man BY Hammett, Dashiell

The word appears 1 times.

This takes place in the 1920's, so its pretty much expected that the word is going to appear in this book. One would think that it might get used more, but the story does not have much interaction between races.

This was a fellow named Barlow, a carpenter out of work as near as we can figure out, that got shot by a nigger trying to stick him up. He can't talk much yet."

"He couldn't've been shot by somebody who made the same mistake the Allentown police did?" I asked.

"You mean thought he was Wynnt? I guess that could be -- if it hels any. Does it?"