Spade & Archer: The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon by Joe Gores
Spade and Archer offers up a slice of pure gumshoe nostalgia for fans of Dashiell Hammett's super sleuth Sam Spade and for fans of classic Noir in general. Gores emulates the writings of Hammett by flatteringly copying the style and characters of one of pulp fiction's greatest writers. This story of Sam Spade's investigations prior to his greatest caper is told through three intertwined episodes that pay homage to all things Spadeian! Many of the main characters from the Maltese Falcon are all here in perfect homage. Though not a great novel in and of itself, this blast of nostalgia was fun and familiar, like seeing old friends at a high school reunion. Check catalog for availability.
- Submitted by Dan @ Central