- By Elizabeth Skinner
- Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010
On the Same Page 2010
Don your fedora, button your trench coat, and sharpen your sleuthing skills as the Library celebrates the mystery genre in this year’s On the Same Page community read project. Dashiell Hammett’s classic mystery, The Maltese Falcon, is the selected featured novel. Set in 1920’s San Francisco, the story follows hard-boiled detective Sam Spade through a six-day investigation over the missing Maltese Falcon and the murder of Sam’s partner. The Maltese Falcon is a time bomb that begins ticking in the first chapter, ticks faster as it progresses, and doesn’t detonate until the last intense page.
On the Same Page 2010 kicked off at the Bookmarks Festival of Books on Saturday, September 11th with featured mystery writers and much more. Throughout the next few weeks, programs will include a film noir series with special film showings of The Thin Man and The Maltese Falcon at the new A/perture theater. Other special programs will include a look at modern forensics, Dashiell Hammett scholar Richard Layman, a swing dance party and an architectural walking tour of downtown Winston-Salem.
- For a complete calendar and much more information about this year’s On The Same Page, check out our blog!
Check our your copy of The Maltese Falson today!