The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Sam Spade's physical features are described in great depth. According to the text, "Sam Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His yellow-grey eyes were horizontal. The v motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down- from high flat temples- in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan."
Sam Spade is no doubt unscrupulous, although he is sometimes corrupted by greed and self-interest. In the beginning of the novel it is depicted that Sam was having an affair with his partner, Miles Archer's, wife. Sam is a suspect in the murder of Miles, but he proceeds in the case with utmost determination.
Respectfully, I did not enjoy this book. The plot was way too complicated and the text was boring and hard to get through due to its dullness.