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Spade & Archer - The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's the Maltese Falcon-logo

Spade & Archer - The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's the Maltese Falcon

Joe Gores

When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favors, 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, Iva; that his tomboyish secretary, Effie Perine, is the only innocent in his life. What we don't know is how Spade became who he is. 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, waterfront 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 . . . Spade & Archer is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled audiobook-the work of a master mystery writer-destined to become a classic in its own right.

When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favors, 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, Iva; that his tomboyish secretary, Effie Perine, is the only innocent in his life. What we don't know is how Spade became who he is. 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, waterfront 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 . . . Spade & Archer is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled audiobook-the work of a master mystery writer-destined to become a classic in its own right.
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When Sam Spade gets drawn into the Maltese Falcon case, we know what to expect: straight talk, hard questions, no favors, 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, Iva; that his tomboyish secretary, Effie Perine, is the only innocent in his life. What we don't know is how Spade became who he is. 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, waterfront 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 . . . Spade & Archer is a gritty, pitch-perfect, hard-boiled audiobook-the work of a master mystery writer-destined to become a classic in its own right.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

8h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:15


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:07


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:27


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:01


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:22


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:32