The Maltese Falcon

July 17, 1989|
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
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A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.

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 iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.
Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter—messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton’s Detective Agency. Sleuthing suited yo...
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Title:The Maltese FalconFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 7.99 X 5.13 X 0.57 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.99 X 5.13 X 0.57 inPublished:July 17, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679722645

ISBN - 13:9780679722649

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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