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The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiell Hammett

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cg fewstonThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiell Hammett is a piece of genius, brilliantly woven and strung together to enchant and to entice the reader further into the story of Sam Spade and the hunt for his partner’s killer and for a priceless artefact, the falcon.

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The reader clings to Spade as he dodges police interrogations and a slick crime boss named Gutman. Spade is described as “a blond satan” on the first page and by the end–the last chapter especially sings off the page–the reader will be believing that Spade is exactly what Hammet describes.

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett, American Author (1894-1961)

A strong recommend for those who enjoy mysteries and detective novels.

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The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s a member of the Hemingway Society, Club Med, and the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London.

He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Fathers Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystics Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America: A Look Back (2020); and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; A Time to Forget in East Berlin; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.

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He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.

You can follow the author on Facebook @ cg.fewston – where he has 440,000+ followers

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