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The Maltese Falcon

===About this Book=== Every genre has a standard by which others are judged. Case and point, Dashiell Hammett's detective novel ''The Maltese Falcon'' set said standard for the private eye genre upon its first release in 1930, and has endured the test of time ever since. Private eye Sam Spade has been hired by Miss Wonderley to find her sister, whom eloped with a louse by the name of Floyd Thursby. Miss Wonderley, however, is in fact the treacherous and beautiful Brigid O'Shaughnessey. To further thicken the plot, when Spade's partner Miles Archer gets shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself as both hunter and hunted: can he track down The Maltese Falcon, a jewel-encrusted bird that many deem to be worth killing for, before Gutman-the Fat Man-tracks ''him'' down?
Box shot of The Maltese Falcon [North America]
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Theme(s): Film Noir
  • Author: Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 978-0679722649
  • Hardcover Release
    North AmericaFeb 28, 1974
    EuropeNov 23, 2000
  • Papercover Release
    North AmericaAugust 1992
    EuropeMar 21, 2002
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