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Spade & Archer: the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The maltese falcon

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When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favors, and no way for anyone to get underneath the protective shell he wears like a second skin. We know that his late partner, Miles Archer, was a son of a bitch; that Spade is sleeping with Archer’s wife, Iva; that his tomboyish secretary, Effie Perine, is the only innocent in his life. What we don’t know is how Spade became who he is. Now Spade & Archer completes the picture.1921: Spade sets up his own agency in San Francisco and clients quickly start coming through the door. The next seven years will see him dealing with booze runners, waterfront thugs, stowaways, banking swindlers, gold smugglers, bumbling cops, and the illegitimate daughter of Sun Yat-sen. He’ll bring in Archer as a partner, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He’ll tangle with a villain who never loses his desire to make Spade pay big for ruining what should’ve been the perfect crime. And he’ll fall in love–though it won’t turn out for the best. It never does with dames . . .Spade & Archer is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled novel–the work of a master mystery writer–destined to become a classic in its own right.
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1921: Spade sets up his own agency in San Francisco and clients quickly start coming through the door. The next seven years will see him dealing with booze runners, waterfront thugs, stowaways, banking swindlers, gold smugglers, bumbling cops, and the illegitimate daughter of Sun Yat-sen. He’ll bring in Archer as a partner, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He’ll tangle with a villain who never loses his desire to make Spade pay big for ruining what should’ve been the perfect crime. And he’ll fall in love–though it won’t turn out for the best. It never does with dames . . .
Spade & Archer is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled novel–the work of a master mystery writer–destined to become a classic in its own right.
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subject_facetMystery fiction
Noir fiction
Private investigators -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_displaySpade & Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The maltese falcon
title_fullSpade & Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The maltese falcon / Joe Gores
Spade & Archer The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's the Maltese Falcon
title_shortSpade & Archer
title_subthe prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The maltese falcon
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Mystery
Private investigators
Spade, Sam (Fictitious character)