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The story was good. The writing was classic Dashiell Hammett. But this edition was just awful. A cheaper edition said it was full of spelling errors and typos, so I paid a bit... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
You could do much worse than this noir classic. One of the things that always jumps out when you read from the Golden Age of Mystery is the quality of the writing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Schwindt
The mystery story is a morality tale and the tough guy genre started here. The very title is exotic. Dashiell Hammett was Raymond Chandler's model. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Mary E. Sibley
Dashiell Hammett is best known as the man who wrote "Maltese Falcon," the classic noir mystery behind the classic noir film. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by E. A Solinas
What makes a classic? Perhaps that in itself is more of a discussion than is allowed in the Amazon word allotment, so I will limit myself to my personal definition: a classic has... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by mrliteral
Smoky offices with names on the doors. Femme fatales begging for help. Sinister men in trenchcoats. Mysterious shootings. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by E. A Solinas
This novel remains one of the original masterworks in the genre of American detective fiction-a genre Hammett virtually created single-handedly. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2003 by Johnny Lee