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The Maltese Falcon : Murder Room - Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon

By: Dashiell Hammett

Paperback | 1 May 2005 | Edition Number 1

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Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him
Industry Reviews
Dashiell Hammett's crime thriller and its hard-boiled hero Sam Spade influenced everyone from Chandler to Le Carre ... The Maltese Falcon is the Hammett novel that jumps from the pages of its genre and into literature * GUARDIAN *
His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow * INDEPENDENT *
One of the foremost practitioners of the hard-boiled detective story * THE SCOTSMAN *
The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction * NEW YORK TIMES *
He put these people down on paper as they are, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used -- Raymond Chandler
He is master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer * BOSTON GLOBE *
The first fully "hard-boiled" hero in American letters * NEW YORKER *

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