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third novel, set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would
be judged. Set in San Francisco in the late 1920s, the novel introduces us to
private detective Sam Spade, who characterizes the archetype of the hard-boiled
detective in his dead-pan pursuit of the recovery of a black figurine. Having
worked for a time for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco, Hammett
reportedly drew upon his years as a detective in creating Spade and... Read more