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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 Consulted

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.

Chandler, Raymond. "The Simple Art of Murder." Atlantic Monthly, December 1944: 57-58.

Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon. 1930. New York: Vintage Crime, 1992.

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


Writers: David Kipen (including "Hammett at the Movies") with Molly Thomas-Hicks and Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts

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