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Fog City


San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge, used courtesy of pdphoto.org

Dashiell Hammett's 1930 novel, The Maltese Falcon, set a new high mark for detective fiction, to which all future writers of the genre would aspire. A major character besides the incomparable Sam Spade is the city in which the book is set: Fog City.

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