The Maltese Falcon
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A classic of noir fiction.
Shifting loyalties, lies, and murder form the environment for Hammett's Sam Spade. Hammett makes every word pull the weight of two.
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. Classic femme fatale.
The noir classic, with tough talk and tight prose. San Francisco detective Sam Spade tries to solve the mystery of who murdered his partner.
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Detective Sam Spade becomes embroiled with a mysterious client, avenges the death of his partner, and chases a priceless treasure, in this classic American private-eye novel. 224p.
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Samuel Spade’s jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting V under the more flexible V of his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller, V. His yellow-grey eyes were horizontal. The V motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down – from high flat temples – in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan.
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