The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett
1930 224 pages
read by William Dufris 7h. 9m.
rating 6

This is a rather twisted tale of a missing woman,  an apparent murder, a missing statue,  etc.   It’s told in the old narrative style of hard-boiled detective – I guess thinking that’s realism.  It’s a classic by now.  I’ve read this a couple times before and I’ve never been impressed.  I wasn’t this time, either.  It makes for a great movie (several times) and imo that’s why the book has become a classic.  I much prefer Raymond Chandler.


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