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The Maltese Falcon by [Hammett, Dashiell]
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Length: 195 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

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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. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.

Quotes from the book:

“He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan.”

“Then--?' 'We believed your two hundred dollars.' 'You mean --' She seemed not to know what he meant. 'I mean that you paid us more than if you'd been telling the truth,' he explained blandly, 'and enough more to make it all right.”

“Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready.
Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?”

Readers' reviews:

“Some library site I visited was celebrating The Maltese Falcon as not only a great detective novel, but a great book. I wholeheartedly agree. It took me two nights of reading to get through it, and I loved it more than a movie -- and maybe even a good NBA game.” (John, goodreads.com)

“The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel.” (The Times Literary Supplement)

“Hammett’s prose [is] clean and entirely unique. His characters [are] as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction.” (The New York Times)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1362 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0147FHDBC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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