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His characters [are] as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction. Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Sleuthing suited young Hammett, but World War I intervened, interrupting his work and injuring his health. When Sergeant Hammett was discharged from the last of several hospitals, he resumed detective work. He soon turned to writing, and in the late s Hammett became the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America. The Thin Man offered another immortal sleuth, Nick Charles. During World War II, Hammett again served as sergeant in the Army, this time for more than two years, most of which he spent in the Aleutians. Another volume of his stories, The Continental Op , edited by Stephen Marcus , introduced the final Hammett character:

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Dark ringlets thinly covered his broad scalp. He wore a back cutaway coat, black vest, black satin Ascot tie holding a pinkish pearl, striped grey worsted trousers, and patent-leather shoes. His voice was a throaty purr. The Moral Code — As one character finds out the hard way, Sam Spade is a man of the high, uncompromising character. You will have to read the novel to find out just how high and just how uncompromising.

The Whole is Greater than the Parts — The Maltese Falcon has that special something that separates it from other crime fiction, even crime fiction of the first order.

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What is it? Hard to put your finger on it, but as millions of readers have discovered every time they pick it up, this is one doozy of a classic. A great, terse novel. Hammett's life was the equal of his book.

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He lived as well as he wrote. Like f FoltinSmyde Apr 25, Great novel, intriguing and full of suspense. The characters and locales are described in a style that is engrossing, yet concise and minimalistic.

What these three peculiar villains have in common is their desire to get their hands on a falcon-shaped ornament, the titular MacGuffin. As the novel progresses, Spade begins to uncover sinister secrets and the desperate lengths these people will go to have the falcon for their own.

His words have a Hemingwayesque bluntness and are written with concision. The Maltese Falcon is hardly subtle, but possesses a sense of wit and charm that makes it memorable. But The Maltese Falcon is far more down to earth, calm, and entertaining. After all, everything that is now cliched was once innovative and refreshing. Miles Archer, Sam's partner, agrees to tail Thursby.

Later that evening, Spade receives a call saying that Miles had been killed. Spade becomes a suspect because of his affair with Iva Archer, Miles's wife. Iva actually thinks Sam killed Miles so they could be married.

Dundy, obviously at odds with Spade, is out to bury Sam.

However, Spade does have friends in the department, most notably Tom Pohaus. The more Sam tries to get information from Brigid, the more she puts him off. Enter Joel Cairo. He tries to hire Spade to find a statue of a bird, which we discover is the Malttese falcon. Also, Sam is asked to meet with Gutman, who is also looking to get his hands on the statue. Spade finds out that the statue is a jewel encrusted gold statue of a falcon that has been painted with black enamel to disguise it's value.

While the others are trying to use Spade as a pawn to get their hands on the valuable artifact, Sam uses his wits to insert himself into the mix to become a major player.

The game's afoot, and only the most cunning player will emerge victorious. Two more murders later, all the main players meet in Spade's apartment to see who will come away with the statue. The story takes place in San Francisco, which is a fairly large city. But Sam Spade shows the professionalism of his craft by knowing people wherever he goes. This is a classic from a bygone era, and one thing I noticed was that all the men wore hats. I doubt that there will ever be a novel that tops "The Maltese Falcon" in the detective genre.

Israel Drazin Top Contributor: Children's Books. Mass Market Paperback Verified download. After seeing the film version of this book by Dashiell Hammett and enjoying it very much, and knowing Dashiell Hammett to be a very good writer because I read other works by him, I decided to download the book and read it.

I wondered if having seen the film and enjoying it a lot, I would not like the book. I was very pleasantly surprised.

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I also liked the book a lot. I liked the writing style. It portrayed Sam Spade as a tough but feeling private investigator, just as Humphrey Bogart did in the film in one of his best muscular roles.

The book, as the film, tells what the people did, not what they thought, and I found this enjoyable because I could use my imagination to read into the novel what the characters were thinking. It reminded me of what the famed novelist Jorge Borges wrote: See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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