The Maltese Falcon - The Third Murder Summary & Analysis

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When Spade can find neither Cairo nor Gutman this morning, he decides to go to his office. Another client is waiting to discuss employee theft. Spade takes the case and gets rid of the man as quickly as possible. Effie reminds Spade that Brigid has still not surfaced, and Spade knows that she had gone to the dock where the La Paloma is. He leaves the office to see if Brigid is still at the dock.

Not long after, Spade returns to the office and shares with Effie that Brigid was indeed at the La Paloma, as were Cairo and Gutman. Apparently Brigid spent some time with the ship's captain, Jacobi, before Cairo, Gutman and Gutman's gunman arrived. A watchman reported that the captain and his four guests left the ship at midnight.

As Spade and Effie discuss the fire aboard the ship...

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