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The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon
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This detective novel by Dashell Hammett was originally published in 1930 and made into a classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart. This edition is a 2011 reprinting of the book using the original cover art of the 1930 book.
This detective novel by Dashell Hammett was originally published in 1930 and made into a classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart. This edition is a 2011 reprinting of the book using the original cover art of the 1930 book.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307291981
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Detective
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nente
nente rated it
1.0 The Maltese Falcon
The romantic story of hunting for a lost jewel and the rough hard-boiled detective don't go well together. I kept expecting a note of common sense to appear, as for example, it would be real fun if the gambler's war theory turned out to be true, and all the trappings were just so much dramatic fakes...
chadschimke
chadschimke rated it
5.0 THE MALTESE FALCON
THE MALTESE FALCON - In his best known book, Dashiell Hammett pens the stylish Sam Spade, protagonist of The Maltese Falcon. He’s tough enough to stand up to thugs or the police. He smells trouble when a buxom dame breezes into his office. Soon enough, his entire world will be turned upside down. Ha...
Gene
Gene rated it
4.0 The Maltese Falcon
Welcome to Spade and Archer detective agency. One day a gorgeous woman came in asking to help tracking her sister who ran away with a bad guy. The down payment was good, so the detectives took the case, no questions asked. As the direct result one of the detectives - Sam Spade - got to experience al...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
4.0 The most coveted object
Sam Spade is a street-smart protagonist with a nose for solving crimes and an eye for the ladies, but nothing touches his heart of stone. Not even the quest for a black statue of a falcon that is a priceless treasure, and the beautiful damsel in distress it brings into his life.What starts as a simp...
A Few Thoughts
A Few Thoughts rated it
3.0 The Maltese Falcon
As a fan of the film, I really wanted to love this book, but I just didn't. It felt slow and dull compared to some of Hammett's other novels ([b:The Thin Man|80616|The Thin Man|Dashiell Hammett|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1321111302s/80616.jpg|1336952] and [b:Red Harvest|30005|Red Harvest|Dashiel...
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