The Maltese Falcon

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD39947
Released: May 28, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982525378
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Description

The definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre, The Maltese Falcon first appeared in the pages of Black Mask magazine in 1929 and was almost immediately acknowledged as not only a great crime novel but an enduring masterpiece of American fiction. Tough, cynical PI Sam Spade-a man who, as his creator explained, is "able to take care of himself in any situation, able to get the best of anybody he comes in contact with"-is hired by the story's irresistible femme fatale, Brigid O'Shaughnessy, to locate the client's sister by tailing her companion. Spade's partner, Miles Archer, takes on the assignment, and quickly both he and the man he was shadowing are murdered. As Spade pursues the mystery of his partner's death, he is drawn into a circle of colorful characters-all of them after a legendary statuette of a falcon fashioned long ago for King Charles of Spain. Made of gold and encrusted with jewels, the falcon is worth a fortune. Missing for centuries, it resurfaced in Paris in 1911, covered in black enamel to disguise its value, and then disappeared again until it was traced to Constantinople-and now, it would seem, to Spade's own backyard.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number DD22673
Released: Feb 15, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781572703643
eAudio
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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number Z100028550
Released: May 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792758860
eBook
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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Product Number EB00171343
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307767516

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