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Title: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Genre: Fiction – Crime
Summary: The best known of Hammett's novels, The Maltese Falcon centers on San Francisco detective Sam Spade, who is tough enough to bluff the toughest thugs and hold off the police. He risks his reputation when a beautiful woman begs for his help. In addition, Spade's partner is murdered on a stakeout; the cops blame him for the killing, a beautiful redhead with a heartbreaking story appears and disappears, grotesque villains demand a payoff he can't provide, and everyone wants a fabulously valuable gold statuette of a falcon. Who has it, and what will it take to get it back? Spade's solution is as complicated as the motives of the seekers assembled in his hotel room, but the truth can be a cold comfort indeed.
Approx. Page Count: 217 pages
Suggested by: Deborah M.
Author and Book Presentation: Rachel J.
Discussion Questions: Deb M.
LAST UPDATE: December 1, 2012