A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.
A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.
Altrusa International of Anaheim
Altrusa International of Anaheim members conceived the idea of One Book One City and with the grant opportunity NEA Big Read, the concept was embelished and began Anaheim Reads for the first year. It was funded by Altrusa, the Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Anaheim Library. It became the NEA Big Read the second year thanks to funding from that program which has faithfully through an annual grant application into the present.