Have you ever wanted something so bad you would kill for it?



Set in San Francisco, the story takes place over a six-day period beginning Wednesday, December 5th, and ending Monday morning, December 10, 1928.

A tough, independent detective, Sam Spade is hired by the beautiful and mysterious “Miss Wonderly” who walks into his office pleading desperately for help finding her sister. Spade’s partner takes the case, but is soon found dead.

Spade had no love for his partner, but his moral code dictates that “when a man’s partner is killed he’s supposed to do something about it.” What was supposed to be a simple case of trailing and rescuing a girl, becomes a tangled web of lies that Spade must escape or die.


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Learn more about the Maltese Falcon



o The Modern Library ranked the Maltese Falcon 56th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

o http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maltese_Falcon_(novel)

o http://neabigread.org/books/maltesefalcon/

About the Aurthor, Dashiell Hammett - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashiell_Hammett

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The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Pennyrile Arts Council is one of 77 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2013 and June 2014. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.