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Spade and Archer: The Prequel to The Maltese Falcon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Nursery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Great Read for Fans of Hammett

    Although the book had a slow start, the pace picks up rather quickly. I am a huge fan of Hammett's original writing, and as a fan I enjoy the nostalgic style that Gores invokes. It is important to note that the Sam Spade portrayed in the novels does differ from the Sam Spade in the movies. Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Gumshoe gets stuck

    Original as it could be, interesting plot, good character development, but what is missing is the author wasn't alive in the 1920s and consequently the dialog isn't the snappy, hard-bitten patois that was present in the MF. I kept looking but I couldn't find Bogey in this book.

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  • Posted March 15, 2009

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    A Worthy Prequel

    Joe Gores is too good a writer to slavishly imitate Hammett. However, his style always had much of the latter's characteristics. He knows he cannot top the Maltese Falcon and so he has a bit of fun imagining what brought some vof the characters together. He never tries to bring Spade and his cohorts into the modern era, unlike Robert B. Parker's Marlowe pastiches. In shortt, if you liked Gores' DKA Files novels or if the idea of a new Sam Spade story (actually three linked novelettes, much as Hammett himself wrote his Op novels) intrigues you, this book will not disappoint.

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