One of the greatest detective stories of all time from the pen of the genre's most accomplished writer. In The Maltese Falcon, private detective Sam Spade is hired by Miss Wonderley to find her missing sister. But not all is as it seems. Soon his partner has been shot, his employer has turned treacherous and he is engaged in a mad hunt to discover the treasure of a jewelled falcon statuette, while his fellow hunters will stop at nothing - not even murder - to get their hands on it. Filled with eccentric characters and knotted with tension, The Maltese Falcon races from one stunning discovery to the next. It rightfully establishes Dashiell Hammett's position as one of the most esteemed writers of crime fiction.
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century. He has been credited with creating the hard-boiled detective novel and some of his most famous works include The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Glass Key (1931) and The Thin Man (1934). His fiction has influenced generations of crime writers.
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- Theme Name: Classic crime & mystery fiction
- Country of Publisher: United Kingdom
- Height (mm): 198
- Place of Publisher: London
- Width (mm): 129
- Format Type: Paperback / softback
- Publisher Name: Arcturus Publishing Ltd
- Page Numbers: 208
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