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Fire in the Darwin sky a mystery

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Darwin

Why Read It When You Know It?

The Maltese Falcon (1929) By Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon played by Humphrey Bogart is a story and a character we believe we know pretty much by heart. 449 more words

Books

Sam the Cat: Detective

Sam the Cat: Detective (Sam the Cat Mysteries #1) by Linda Stewart

Sam is a cat, but not just any cat, he’s a private investigator. He takes on cases in the animal kingdom, trying to emulate the great fictional bests. 183 more words

Private Investigator

Classic American Private Investigators - Detectives from the Hardboiled Sub-Genre

The hardboiled sub-genre emerged during the Golden Age of detective fiction, the 1920s. Authors such as Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Dashiell Hammett can be called its founding fathers, as they were almost exclusively responsible for the increase in the sub-genre’s popularity. 396 more words

Wendy Saunders

Review: The Maltese Falcon

Book Review
4 out of 5 stars to The Maltese Falcon, a classic mystery novel written in 1930 by Dashiell Hammett. If you ask a mystery fan when the genre started, a good chunk of them will say during the Golden Age (1920s & 30s) with authors like Dashiell Hammett, specifically with the creation of the Sam Spade character. 386 more words

Book Reviews

Satan Met a Lady; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Originally released 22 Jul 1936
Written by Brown Holmes
Directed by William Dieterle

Starring Bette Davis and Warren William

My rating: ★★ stars

Adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s  749 more words

Classics

Excerpt from “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett ~~Take it and like it~~

Brigid O’Shaughnessy smiled at him and said: “But I haven’t got the falcon.”
Cairo’s face was darkened by a flush of annoyance. He put an ugly hand on either arm of his chair, holding his small-boned body erect and stiff between them. 672 more words

Literature