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The Resource Spade and Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon, Joe Gores

Spade and Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon, Joe Gores

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Spade and Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon
Title
Spade and Archer
Title remainder
the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon
Statement of responsibility
Joe Gores
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favours, and no way for anyone to get underneath the protective shell he wears like a second skin. Spade is sleeping with his late partner, Miles Archer's, wife. This novel reveals how Spade became who he is.
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StDuBDS
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1931-2011
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Gores, Joe
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O75
Literary form
novels
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  • Spade, Sam (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • United States
Summary expansion
The stunning prequel to Dashiell Hammett's crime classic THE MALTESE FALCON. When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favours, 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. 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, water-front thugs, stowaways, banking swindlers, gold smugglers, bumbling cops, and the illegitimate daughter of Sun Yat-sen; with murder, other men's mistresses, and long-missing money. 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..
Label
Spade and Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon, Joe Gores
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Control code
BDZ0008687116
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9781409117537
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Spade and Archer : the prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon, Joe Gores
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Control code
BDZ0008687116
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9781409117537
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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