The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 1551998483
ISBN 13: 9781551998480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maltese Falcon Book Review:

One of the most influential mystery novels ever written, and the only one to star the legendary and iconic Sam Spade. When Spade’s partner is killed on what appears to be a routine case, Spade is drawn into the search for a mysterious, valuable object known as the Maltese Falcon, and must contend with the eclectic criminals looking for it, any of which would happily kill Spade (or each other), or use him for their own ends. It has been adapted for film three times, most famously starring Humphrey Bogart. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-12-29
ISBN 10: 0307767515
ISBN 13: 9780307767516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maltese Falcon Book Review:

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.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 1471917681
ISBN 13: 9781471917684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maltese Falcon Book Review:

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?

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: William Luhr
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780813522371
ISBN 13: 0813522374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-12-29
ISBN 10: 9780679722649
ISBN 13: 0679722645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maltese Falcon Book Review:

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 coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN 10: 0698170504
ISBN 13: 9780698170506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book Review:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Named a best book of the year by: The New York Times Chicago Tribune The Washington Post The Boston Globe Time Newsweek The Huffington Post The Seattle Times The Houston Chronicle Publishers Weekly Library Journal Popsugar BookPage BuzzFeed Books Salon Kansas City Star L Magazine From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a “musical, electric, fantastically profane” (The New York Times) epic that explores the tumultuous world of Jamaica over the past three decades. In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight. From the Hardcover edition.

Complete Novels

Complete Novels
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 967
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106012314859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Novels Book Review:

The complete novels of Dashiell Hammett--including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man--are collected here, offering a harrowing, realistic portrait of crime and introducing such memorable characters as Sam Spade.

The Dain Curse

The Dain Curse
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-23
ISBN 10: 0307767477
ISBN 13: 9780307767479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dain Curse Book Review:

Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation the Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

An Introduction to The Maltese Falcon by Daahiell Hammett

An Introduction to The Maltese Falcon by Daahiell Hammett
Author: Dan Stone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:2008648879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to The Maltese Falcon by Daahiell Hammett Book Review:

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, a novel about greed, lust, and betrayal, and the story about San Francisco detective Sam Spade and a case treasure housed in a falcon-shaped sculpture.

The Essential Noir Bundle

The Essential Noir Bundle
Author: Dashiell Hammett,Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 4200
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 1551998025
ISBN 13: 9781551998022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Noir Bundle Book Review:

Two of the greatest authors of hard-boiled detective fiction come together in this compilation. Featuring legendary characters like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Nick and Nora Charles, it includes novels such as The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and The Long Goodbye, and over 60 short stories, including The King in Yellow and The Big Knockover. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Falcon s Malteser

The Falcon s Malteser
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-07-08
ISBN 10: 1101176652
ISBN 13: 9781101176658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Falcon s Malteser Book Review:

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. When the vertically-challenged Johnny Naples entrusts Tim Diamond with a package worth over three million pounds, he’s making a big mistake. Tim Diamond is the worst detective in the world. Next day, Johnny’s dead, Tim feels the heat, and his smart younger brother, Nick, gets the package—and every crook in town on his back!

The Glass Key

The Glass Key
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1443417181
ISBN 13: 9781443417181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Key Book Review:

Small-time gambler and criminal Ned Beaumont investigates the murder of the local senator’s son, heads off a gang war, and clears the name of his immoral political boss, Paul Madvig. Kidnapped, roughed up, and on the run, Ned Beaumont holds to his personal code and ultimately exposes the true culprit. Considered one of Dashiell Hammett’s favourites, The Glass Key has been adapted for radio and film, influenced other cinematic works including the award-winning film Miller’s Crossing, and inspired the Glass Key Award for the best crime novel by a Scandinavian author. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: GoodBook Classics
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maltese Falcon Book Review:

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 coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers. Quotes from the book: “He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan.” “Then--?' 'We believed your two hundred dollars.' 'You mean --' She seemed not to know what he meant. 'I mean that you paid us more than if you'd been telling the truth,' he explained blandly, 'and enough more to make it all right.” “Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready. Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?” Readers' reviews: “Some library site I visited was celebrating The Maltese Falcon as not only a great detective novel, but a great book. I wholeheartedly agree. It took me two nights of reading to get through it, and I loved it more than a movie -- and maybe even a good NBA game.” (John, goodreads.com) “The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel.” (The Times Literary Supplement) “Hammett’s prose [is] clean and entirely unique. His characters [are] as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction.” (The New York Times)

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: Dustin Shawn Staples
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798550763698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maltese Falcon Book Review:

In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.

Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade

Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade
Author: Richard Layman
Publsiher: Vince Emery Prod
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066087084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade Book Review:

"Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese Falcon is often named as one of the best twentieth-century novels. John Huston's film adaptation is one of the earliest examples of film noir. It made Humphrey Bogart a star, and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest movies of all time. Now, Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade uncovers from institutional and private archives a wealth of treasures about Hammett's masterpiece, his detective Sam Spade, the three film versions of the novel, stage adaptations, Sam Spade short stories, radio presentations, and even comics. Many of the discoveries here are previously unpublished. The book provides hundreds of rare documents and original source materials, including production notes for the three movie versions. Contributors include Dashiell Hammett himself, plus Jo Hammett, Richard Layman, Mary Astor, Joseph Shaw, Dorothy Parker, John Huston, Hal Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck, Joe Gores, William F. Nolan, and more than fifty additional writers. It is illustrated with more than 200 photos, illustrations, and facsimiles. The book is a joy for fans of Hammett, Sam Spade, detective fiction, film noir, and the history of literature and cinema."--Publisher's website.

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Author: Intelligent Education
Publsiher: Influence Publishers
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-06-28
ISBN 10: 1645420779
ISBN 13: 9781645420774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Book Review:

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, who is considered one of the best detective-story writers in America. As an author of action-detective novels, Hammett wrote legendary characters which were eventually turned into movie, radio, and TV drama figures. Moreover, his work explored complex themes such as logic prevailing over crime and the place of order in human life. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hammett’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity
Author: James M. Cain
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-01-05
ISBN 10: 0307778428
ISBN 13: 9780307778420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Indemnity Book Review:

James M. Cain, virtuoso of the roman noir, gives us a tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful story in Double Indemnity, an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. Walter Huff was an insurance salesman with an unfailing instinct for clients who might be in trouble, and his instinct led him to Phyllis Nirdlinger. Phyllis wanted to buy an accident policy on her husband. Then she wanted her husband to have an accident. Walter wanted Phyllis. To get her, he would arrange the perfect murder and betray everything he had ever lived for.

Nightmare Town

Nightmare Town
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 0307767442
ISBN 13: 9780307767448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightmare Town Book Review:

Twenty long-unavailable stories by Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Maltese Falcon and the incomparable master of detective fiction. In the title story, a man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unraveling the dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story "Ruffian's Wife." "His Brother's Keeper" is a half-wit boxer's eulogy to the brother who betrayed him. "The Second-Story Angel" recounts one of the most novel cons ever devised. In seven stories, the tough and taciturn Continental Op takes on a motley collection of the deceitful, the duped, and the dead, and once again shows his uncanny ability to get at the truth. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. And the first study for The Thin Man sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying. In Nightmare Town, Dashiell Hammett, America's poet laureate of the dispossessed, shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils. Whether they are trying to right wrongs or just trying to survive, all of them are rendered with Hammett's signature gifts for sharp-edged characters and blunt dialogue. Hammett said that his ambition was to elevate mystery fiction to the level of art. This collection of masterful stories clearly illustrates Hammett's success, and shows the remarkable range and variety of the fiction he produced. From the Hardcover edition.

The Matarese Circle

The Matarese Circle
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 030781386X
ISBN 13: 9780307813862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Matarese Circle Book Review:

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matarese Circle “A blockbuster . . . Ludlum’s best.”—The Wall Street Journal “A spellbinder.”—The Dallas Morning News “Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”—The New York Times “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”—Chicago Sun-Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
Author: R.J. Anobile
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1200092897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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