Book :: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
By: Dashiell Hammett
Pages: 224
Published: Feb 14th, 1930
Genre(s): Mystery
Crime
Noir
Rating: (7)

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A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted...

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thoroughly enjoyed....makes me smile!

Jan 5th, 2018

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Dec 30th, 2014

Anca Anca

Nov 27th, 2014

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You know you are enjoying a book when you just have to keep reading it to the end. This is a great read and I just love the language style of this genre. It is unique but not dated.

Oct 5th, 2014

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