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Publisher description for The Maltese falcon / Dashiell Hammett.

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Counter A treasure worth killing for.  Sam Spade, a slightly shop-worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics.  A perfumed grifter named Joel Cairo, a fat man named Gutman, and Brigid O'Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime.  These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) Fiction