The Maltese Falcon - Merry-Go-Round Summary & Analysis

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Merry-Go-Round Summary

Spade's bravado in Gutman's suite has left him a bit unnerved, and he heads for Sid Wise's office to learn what Iva has revealed about her location on the night Miles was killed. Sid is evasive but eventually reveals that Iva went to Spade's apartment twice that night, went to a late movie and drove around before arriving home right before Effie came to tell her that Miles was dead.

Satisfied that Iva's story is accurate, Spade returns to his office, and Effie is upset that Brigid never made it to Effie's house. Spade is able to find the cab driver who drove Brigid, and the man tells Spade that he pulled over so that Brigid could buy a newspaper. Then, he dropped her at the Ferry Building at her request.

Spade cannot find anything in the newspaper that provides any clues to Brigid's activities, and he...

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