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When someone says “Sam Spade,” the vision of the quintessential hard-boiled detective immediately springs to mind. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, The Maltese Falcon introduced Sam Spade to the world. Dashiell Hammett lived in San Francisco while writing his detective novels and his legacy is closely tied to the streets and buildings downtown. Spend some time this summer reading the book that inspired three movies, defined a genre of literature, and spawned countless imitations. This is the real deal.
Still not sure? Read this excerpt if you need to be convinced.