After reading The Good Thief’s Guides in which The Maltese Falcon is the main characters favourite book I went out an bought  it myself .  It is fantastic!!

It has everything I look for in a book, crime, suspense and someone out to prove everyone else wrong.  It is easy to see where Chris Ewan gets his writing style from and that is no bad thing.

It follows Sam Spade as he searches to find the missing Maltese Falcon while being bombarded from every direction by people wanting to pay him to find it and hand if over to them all while he is playing his own game against them and the local police.  It’s not easy to keep up with all the comings and goings in this book but it is well worth the read.