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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

I’m one of the few—if there are any more—people moderately literate who take the detective story seriously.


Obras selectas de Dashiell Hammett

Red Harvest (Cosecha roja), 1929

The Dain Curse (La maldición de los Dain), 1929

The Maltese Falcon (El halcón maltés), 1930

The Glass Key (La llave de cristal), 1931

The Thin Man (El hombre delgado), 1934

Crime Stories and Other Writings, 2001


Obras sobre Hammett y El halcón maltés

Bruccoli, Matthew J., and Richard Layman, eds. Hardboiled Mystery Writers: Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald: A Literary Reference. 1989. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002.

Hammett, Jo. Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001.

Johnson, Diane. Dashiell Hammett: A Life. New York: Random House, 1983.

Layman, Richard, ed. Discovering “The Maltese Falcon” and Sam Spade. Rev. ed. San Francisco: Vince Emery Productions, 2005.

Layman, Richard. Shadow Man: The Life of Dashiell Hammett. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Bruccoli Clark, 1981.

Layman, Richard, and Julie M. Rivett, eds. Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 2001.

Nolan, William F. Hammett: A Life at the Edge. New York: Congdon & Weed, 1983.

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