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Miles Archer

 
 
Miles Archer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. Miles Archer Marker
Inscription.
On approximately this spot
Miles Archer,
partner of Sam Spade,
was done in by
Brigid O’Shaughnessy

 
Location. 37° 47.418′ N, 122° 24.449′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Burritt Street near Bush Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Burritt Street, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Louis Stevenson (a few steps from this marker); Home Telephone Company (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); SFFD Engine Co. No. 2 (about 700 feet away); Mayors of San Francisco (about 700 feet away); Pacific States Building (about 800 feet away); Shreve & Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Sun Yat Sen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Regarding Miles Archer. “A ten-foot length of the fence’s top rail had been torn from a post at one end and hung dangling from the other. Fifteen feet down the slope a flat boulder stuck out. In the notch between boulder and slope Miles Archer lay on his back. Two men stood over him.
Miles Archer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. Miles Archer Marker
One of them held the beam of an electric torch on the dead man.” – The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The Maltese Falcon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon book cover image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. The Maltese Falcon book cover
Dashiell Hammett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 2, 2011
5. Dashiell Hammett
This 1937 portrait of Dashiell Hammett by Edward Biberman hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Inspired to try his hand at writing mysteries after his years with the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett met a warm reception when he published his first two detective novels in 1929. But it was the appearance of The Maltese Falcon, a year later that secured him his reputation as one of America's most original mystery writers. The hardbitten realism and crisp dialogue of that work led critics to compare its author's style to that of Ernest Hemingway. Hammett's later books, The Thin Man and The Glass Key, drew similar accolades. In defining the main difference between Hammett's works and the far more common drawing-room detective stories of the period, one admirer observed that Hammett had taken murder ‘out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley,’ where, after all, it more generally Occurred in real life.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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