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Throwback song of the day

Sam Spade, Nero Wolfe, Bogey, Cagney, Lorre…film noir. Gangster films all rolled into one song. this album was shared around my college group back in 1980-81 and was just played to death by everyone at Fanshawe College. 291 more words


Femme Fatale: a rollicking romp

It doesn’t matter if you’ve not read the two earlier encounters with Daniel Beckett, the Soho-based private investigator, raconteur, womaniser, fashionista, badass mofo and international man of mystery – you pretty much get the measure of the man in the opening three chapters of… 480 more words

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Fire in the Darwin sky a mystery

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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


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

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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

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