Spade & Archer

Spade & Archer

Large Print - 2009
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P.I. Sam Spade is known for straight talk, no favors, and the protective shell he wears like a second skin. What we don't know is Spade's back story. Spade; Archer completes the picture. In 1921, Spade sets up his own agency in San Francisco. The next seven years see him dealing with booze runners, 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 take on Archer as a partner, though Archer stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He'll tangle with a villain who's planned what he thinks is the perfect crime. And he'll fall in love-though it won't turn out for the best. It never does with dames . . .
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781444803099
Characteristics: 365 p. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Spade and Archer.


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Dec 15, 2015

A few years ago, this novel was suggested by an associate so I finally picked it up and started reading it. It fits nicely to The Maltese Falcon, one of my favorite films. Five of the characters are in both works, so I just pictured the characters as the actors in the film while reading the book. I got a kick out of reading dialogue that is similar to the film. The last line of the book leads to the beginning scenes of The Maltese Falcon.

Oct 05, 2010

I really enjoyed this book for holding true to it's classic detective style. Well written and would very much like to see (or read) more from this author in this vein.

Jan 09, 2010

A valiant effort, but it's just not Hammett. Makes you appreciate Hammett's gift all the more.

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