Tea Tonic and Toxin: Mystery and Thriller Podcast and Book Club


by Dashiell Hammett

In The Maltese Falcon, the third-person-objective narrative offers no insights into characters’ thoughts and feelings. Sam Spade’s cool, cynical nature turned this detective into a favorite character who was also popular in movies, most notably the 1941 release, starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. It’s a stunner of a book.

How to Read It: Buy it new on Amazon, or buy a used copy on Amazon, ThriftBooks, AbeBooks, or Ebay.


Estimated Reading Time: 4 hours


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The Maltese Falcon - Tea Tonic and Toxin Podcast
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The Maltese Falcon - Tea Tonic and Toxin Podcast

The Maltese Falcon

Before we record our next episode, we’ll include conversation starters and questions here. (Stay tuned!) Til then, please share your thoughts using the form below!

The Maltese Falcon: Share Your Thoughts

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About Tea, Tonic & Toxin

Tea, Tonic, and Toxin is a book club and podcast for people who love mysteries, thrillers, introspection, and good conversation. Each month, your hosts, Sarah Harrison and Carolyn Daughters, will discuss a game-changing mystery or thriller from the 19th and 20th centuries. Together, we’ll see firsthand how the genre evolved.


Along the way, we’ll entertain ideas, prospects, theories, doubts, and grudges, along with the occasional guest. And we hope to entertain you, dear friend. We want you to experience the joys of reading some of the best mysteries and thrillers ever written.

Tea, Tonic, and Toxin Book Club and Podcast - Mysteries and Thrillers

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