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The Maltese Falcon
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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010
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A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O'Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiel Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.
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Street Date:
12/29/2010
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307767516
ASIN:
B004G5ZU32
Reading Level:
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Level 6, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dashiell Hammett. (2010). The Maltese Falcon. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dashiell Hammett. 2010. The Maltese Falcon. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010.

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Dashiell Hammett. The Maltese Falcon. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010. Web.

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