The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon Read Online Free - 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?

Title : The Maltese Falcon
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ISBN : 0752865331
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 213 pages


Stephen rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2011

Look out folks…here comes GREATNESS… “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it” [image error] GIFSoup   Sam Spade (played by the legendary Humphrey Bogart) bitch-slapping the manhood out of Joel Cairo (played by Peter Lorre)….and telling him to shut up and take it!! Do I really need to continu...

Brina rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

Born in 1894 and serving as a sergeant in World War I, Dashiell Hammett used his experiences to become one of the premier detective writers of the first half of the twentieth century. Set in Depression Era San Francisco and introducing the world to Samuel Spade, Hammett's The Maltese Falcon becam...

Dan rated it ★★★★☆

May 20, 2012

2012 re-read... Sam Spade's partner is murdered and Sam is determined to find his killer. But what does Miles Archer's murder have to do with the client he was working for or the mysterious Maltese Falcon? What can I say about one of the Big Two pulp detective novels, the other being The Big Sleep?...

Sanjay rated it ★★★★☆

October 28, 2015

Everything seemed separated for the first sixty pages, with no connection whatsoever. But the story was full of suspense and unfolded with many surprises after that. The plot was very captivating, and seemed very realistic. The main thread is 'Maltese Falcon' (I'm not going to tell you what it is...

Glenn rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2016

My top ten reasons why this Dashiell Hammett is one of the greatest crime novels ever written: 1. The Voice – Tough, Crisp hardboiled – the story isn’t told in first-person but certainly has the feel of first-person since we are so close to Sam Spade it’s as if we’re peering over the detective’s s...

James rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Maltese Falcon, a classic mystery novel written in 1930 by Dashiell Hammett. If you ask a mystery fan when the genre started, a good chunk of them will say during the Golden Age (1920s & 30s) with authors like Dashiell Hammett, specifically with the crea...

Werner rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 08, 2009

C. S. Lewis once observed that you shouldn't review individual books or stories of a general type that you dislike, because your basic distaste for the genre is apt to blind you to the relative merits of how well the author handles the individual features of his/her work, and how it stacks up aga...

John rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

I once read the following in some TV guide regarding the classic movie adaptation: “The 1941 mystery is the yardstick against which all private-eye films are measured.” It is even more true of the novel. Never before (or since) has a protagonist been forced to look so deeply within himself, to ha...

Evgeny rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2015

Welcome to Spade and Archer detective agency. One day a gorgeous woman came in asking to help tracking her sister who ran away with a bad guy. The down payment was good, so the detectives took the case, no questions asked. As the direct result one of the detectives - Sam Spade - got to experience...

Robin rated it ★★★★☆

September 26, 2017

"I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble.” I haven't seen the famous movie version of this book starring a young, dreamy Humphrey Bogart, but now I sure want to. This 1930's noir beauty set the template for hard-boiled detective stories, paving the way for other writers like Raymond Chandler an...

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