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Setting Dilemma (plus a New Release)

by Vinnie Hansen Sue Grafton and Marcia Muller were my gateway drugs into mystery addiction. I had a slight preference for Grafton’s series except for one aspect. Sue Grafton set her stories…

poster fior the 1941 film of The Maltese Falcon

How Sam Spade Came to Be Hard-Boiled, Part 1

Hi, K.B. Owen here, to talk about the “hard-boiled” detective story subgenre and one of my favorite examples of that style, The Maltese Falcon. (Yes, I’m fully embracing the irony of a…