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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.


Works by Dashiell Hammett

Red Harvest, 1929.
The Dain Curse, 1929.
The Maltese Falcon, 1930.
The Glass Key, 1931.
The Thin Man, 1934.
Crime Stories and Other Writings, 2001.

Works about Hammett and The Maltese Falcon

Bruccoli, Matthew J., and Richard Layman. Hardboiled Mystery Writers: Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald. 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, CA: 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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