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'The Maltese Falcon' Turns 75

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'The Maltese Falcon' Turns 75

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'The Maltese Falcon' Turns 75

'The Maltese Falcon' Turns 75

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February marks the 75th anniversary of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, hailed as one of the greatest detective novels of all time. Day to Day book critic David Kipen takes a look at the legendary murder mystery.