The Maltese Falcon

(Crime Masterworks S.)

by | Publisher: Orion
Average vote of 1067
| 9 total contributions of which 9 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
THE MALTESE FALCON (1930) set the standard by which the private eye genre is judged. 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 beaut ...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/08/19
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys detective stories. We meet a small detective business - 3 people work there and are immediately brought into the mystery involving a beautiful woman. Full of twist turns deception...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/08/13
A pesar de que empiezo los libros de Hammett con muchas ganas, cuando los termino me siento algo decepcionada. Con El halcón maltés me ha pasado exactamente lo mismo. Ha sido una lectura entretenida, pero no me volvería loca recomendándolo. :( ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/11/12

"All we've got is the fact that maybe you love me and maybe I love you."
"You know whether you do or not."
"I don't. It's easy enough to be nuts about you."

Ha scritto il 08/09/10
I've loved this movie for years and it was great to read the book it was based on. It's always interesting to see how writing the 30s and 40s was a lot less scrutinized than Hollywood. Not only did they come right out and say that Cairo was gay in th...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/06/10
THey say this is the father of all the "hard-boiled" detectives we now have: well, it is hard-boiled alright, and it would seem that in eighty years his descendants have not gone terribly far from here! A great read, and a very convoluted, gripping s...Continua

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