The Maltese Falcon - Murder Room (Paperback)
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The Maltese Falcon - Murder Room (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 24/03/2005
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One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century.

'His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow' Independent

Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752865331
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 17 mm


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Dashiell Hammett's crime thriller and its hard-boiled hero Sam Spade influenced everyone from Chandler to Le Carre ... The Maltese Falcon is the Hammett novel that jumps from the pages of its genre and into literature * GUARDIAN *
His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow * INDEPENDENT *
One of the foremost practitioners of the hard-boiled detective story * THE SCOTSMAN *
The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction * NEW YORK TIMES *
He put these people down on paper as they are, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used -- Raymond Chandler
He is master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer * BOSTON GLOBE *
The first fully "hard-boiled" hero in American letters * NEW YORKER *

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My father was a big fan of hammett and American hard boiled detective fiction. I prefer English crime really but as I'm a big fan of the thin man movies I did read hammett's books.

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