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Spade & Archer

Spade & Archer (Hardback)

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When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favours, and no way for anyone to get underneath the protective shell he wears like a second skin. We know that his late partner, Miles Archer, was a son of a bitch; that Spade is sleeping with Archer's wife. What we don't know is how Spade became who he is. Now SPADE & ARCHER completes the picture. 1921: Spade sets up his own agency in San Francisco and clients quickly start coming through the door. The next seven years will see him dealing with booze runners, water-front thugs, stowaways, 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 bring in Archer as a partner, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He'll tangle with a villain who never loses his desire to make Spade pay big for ruining what should've been the perfect crime. And he'll fall in love - though it won't turn out for the best. It never does with dames ...S

PADE & ARCHER is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled novel - the work of a master mystery writer-destined to become a classic in its own right.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 01/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9781409113232  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joe Gores, formerly a private eye, is the author of sixteen other novels, including Hammett, which won Japan's FALCON Award. He has received three EDGAR AwardS - one of only two authors to win in three separate categories: Best First Novel, Best Short Story, and Best Episode in a TV Series.

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