Wednesday, July 22, 2009 was a diamond, all right

Joe Gores vividly brings to life 1920's San Francisco in this prequel to Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon.' Gores lived the life himself: both as a private detective/repo man, and it is these experiences; and the love he has for the great writers of the 30's/40's, which convincingly informs his masterful prose.

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