|Published:||Feb 14th, 1930|
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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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Really good book and other than the mention of telegrams and the lack of tech, this book is hard to date.
Dec 16th, 2021
Crime, suspense, and mystery - all make for a good story. A detective is hired to locate a valuable item and is faced with many difficult situations and people.
Oct 14th, 2019
thoroughly enjoyed....makes me smile!
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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.
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