The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon is the definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre. It introduces legendary PI Sam Spade, a loner who follows his own code and the rules of the street as he zeros in on his partner’s killer and the famous jewel-encrusted bird. Humphrey Bogart immortalized the tough-guy detective in the classic 1941 film.
Reader was a bit too much for me
Great book, but this narrator wasn’t for me. The characterizations are over the top, cartoony voices with lots of grunting, sighing, and (worst of all) lip smacking that made it hard to listen to at times.