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Pulp Corner: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon is generally considered to be the first true film noir with a widespread release and as far as I’m concerned it’s the best. 1,027 more words


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Lights, camera, action…

:D :D :D :D :D

When luscious Miss Wonderly hires the detective firm of Spade and Archer to find her sister, who has run off with a man named Floyd Thursby, Sam Spade might not believe her story but he’s happy to accept the $200 dollars she pays them upfront. 829 more words

Book Review

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Having been awed by Bogart in Casablanca I was eager to see him in other films. So when The Maltese Falcon popped up on the schedule for the Harvard Exit, my girl friend and I made a date to see it. 360 more words


Mint (Prose)

The lady was bad news.

She was the sick in my cigarette and the poison in my punch.  She was the genie in the lamp – but make no mistake – she wasn’t the good kind of genie.  275 more words


"Goldie" - From the Case Files of Harryhausen, Private Eye (Part 1)

Once upon a time I was sitting in my office on Fairfax reading a racing form.
My name’s Harryhausen and I’m a dick. A detective, that is. 3,352 more words


85 Years Later, Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” Continues to Delight

Book Review: “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, published by Plume, 2008 (originally published in 1930)

A priceless Maltese falcon figurine is at the center of Dashiell Hammett’s seminal detective novel set in foggy San Francisco. 756 more words


The Triple Threat Foreword

This is the foreword that the uber-talented Jenn Frank wrote for Triple Threat, the collection of the first three Lexy Cooper novels. I post it here for those readers who bought and read… 1,356 more words