Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Der Malteser Falke


Swiss Publisher Diogenes borrowed the photograph I use for the masthead of this blog to promote their German translation of The Maltese Falcon.

The text in white is a line from the book, "Most things in San Francisco can be bought, or taken," which Sam Spade tells Brigid O'Shaughnessy.

The photo was originally done to promote my novel The Immortal Game, and if you look closely you can see the first paragraphs of Chapter 6, "Jodie's Tip," sitting in the typewriter. Quite an honor to have my words on a poster for one of Dashiell Hammett's books!

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