Dashiell Hammett - Sam Spade

Sam Spade was a San Francisco detective back in the 1930s. Isn't it a bit funny how so many detectives lived in San Francisco? Why is this? Does the climate attract them? Are there more crimes there than elsewhere?

You have to try to keep separate the Sam Space of the Maltese Falcon, played by Humphrey Bogart, and the Philip Marlowe of the Big Sleep, also played by Humphrey Bogart. How were they different?

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