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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon, a modern crime classic, opens with Sam Spade, a San Francisco private eye, visited in his office by a real knock-out young lady, Miss. Wonderly. Spade agrees to take on Miss. Wonderly’s case, an assignment to tail her sister’s suitor. But he finds himself drawn into the hunt for a small black figure of a bird, the eponymous Maltese falcon. Continue reading

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