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The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Overview

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 treas 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?

Dashiell Hammett

About The Maltese Falcon Description

Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane Hammett Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). In addition to the significant influence his nove

Data Book The Maltese Falcon

Original Title The Maltese Falcon ISBN 0752865331 (ISBN13: 9780752865331 ) Edition Language English Characters Casper Gutman, Effie Perine, Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Joel Cairo, Sam Spade setting San Francisco, California (United States) California (United States) Literary Awards Audie Award for Audiobook Adaptation (2010), Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album (2010) (215)