Spade & Archer

Spade & Archer

The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon

Large Print - 2009
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Gores pens the lead-in story of Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, including Spade's early cases and his partnership with Miles Archer, his fallen partner from "The Maltese falcon."
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9781602854284
Branch Call Number: GORES J
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Spade and Archer

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 15, 2015

A few years ago, this novel was suggested by an associate so I finally picked it up and started reading it. It fits nicely to The Maltese Falcon, one of my favorite films. Five of the characters are in both works, so I just pictured the characters as the actors in the film while reading the book. I got a kick out of reading dialogue that is similar to the film. The last line of the book leads to the beginning scenes of The Maltese Falcon.

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petebaldry
Oct 05, 2010

I really enjoyed this book for holding true to it's classic detective style. Well written and would very much like to see (or read) more from this author in this vein.

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JLMason
Jan 09, 2010

A valiant effort, but it's just not Hammett. Makes you appreciate Hammett's gift all the more.

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