Spade & Archer

Spade & Archer

Book - 2009
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A gritty, pitch-perfect noir novel, "Spade & Archer" is the authorized prequel to Dashiell Hammett's classic, "The Maltese Falcon." In 1921, P.I. Sam Spade tangles with a villain who's planned what he thinks is the perfect crime. And he'll fall in love--though it won't turn out for the best.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307264640
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 22 cm


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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.

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.

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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