The Maltese Falcon | Study Guide

Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon | Character Map

Client and lover Partners Partners Hired gun Likely lovers Lovers Spouses Secretary Sam Spade Hard-boiled detective Iva Archer Unfaithful wife Miles Archer Murdered detective Casper Gutman Pursuer of statuette; obsessive and brutal man Joel Cairo Pursuer of statuette; effeminate opportunist Brigid O'Shaughnessy Devious femme fatale Wilmer Cook Violent killer Effie Perine Loyal woman
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