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The Maltese Falcon


THE MALTESE FALCON (1930) set the standard by which the private eye genre is judged. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Marilynne B

The Maltese Falcon

by Marilynne B on Oct 3, 2013

It arrived as promised in excellent condition. I know the story and have not read the this copy. MJB More

michael s

Maltese Falcon

by michael s on May 2, 2013

Anyone wanting to read the definitive private detective novel,this is the book for you.Even if you have seen Humphry Bogart as Sam Spade in the movie or not,this story is a great tale of greed ,murder,and "The stuff dreams are made of". San Francisco in the 40's, with some of the greatest dialog ever ... More

Heather P
by Heather P on Jan 11, 2013

Purchased for my daughter as she needed it for her AP English class, wanted her to have her own copy. Fast shipment and service, thanks!! More


An oldie but a goodie, still one of the best.

by dekesolomon on Oct 18, 2009

Read 'The Maltese Falcon.' Watch the Bogart movie. Read the book again. One thing that should strike you is the fact that there is scarcely one spare word in either creation. Working with Hammett's book in one hand, John Huston must have slapped his screenplay together in about 30 minutes. Hammett ... More


Compelling Genre Classic

by rejoyce on Oct 23, 2007

In Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade is taller and bulkier than Humphrey Bogart in John Huston's movie version, but otherwise Hammett's versions of Brigid O'Shaughnessy, the fat man Gutman, the perfumed Joel Cairo, and the boy gangster seem right out of central casting. O ... More

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