Famous Movie Detectives III

Overview

The movie careers of the world's most popular sleuths are chronicled in the third volume of this invaluable series of reference books. As with the two previous volumes, author Michael Pitts profiles not only the screen careers of each detective, but also other mediums in which they have been portrayed, including stage, radio, and television. In addition to updating the volume to include recent representations of well-established detectives, this third volume includes new chapters on more than twenty screen ...

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Overview

The movie careers of the world's most popular sleuths are chronicled in the third volume of this invaluable series of reference books. As with the two previous volumes, author Michael Pitts profiles not only the screen careers of each detective, but also other mediums in which they have been portrayed, including stage, radio, and television. In addition to updating the volume to include recent representations of well-established detectives, this third volume includes new chapters on more than twenty screen sleuths not covered in the first two books, including television characters Jessica Fletcher and Spenser. It also provides new material on sleuths in silent films and serials, as well as a listing of radio and television detective programs. Along with a summary of each detective's films, Pitts provides extensive filmographies with detailed information on cast and production credits.

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Editorial Reviews

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The third volume in this reference series adds 20 chapters on fictional criminologists not covered in the previous volumes, and updates 33 of the entries published in Famous movie detectives II (1991). The entries summarize the movies, stage plays, radio broadcasts, and television shows written for each detective figure. The last chapter alphabetically lists hundreds of television programs that featured a detective main character, along with their cast.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810836907
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael R. Pitts has written numerous books on entertainment including Famous Movie Detectives I & II. He is also the co-author of The Great Pictures Series published by Scarecrow Press.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Arsène Lupin Chapter 3 2. Ashton-Kirk Chapter 4 3. Boston Blackie Chapter 5 4. Bulldog Drummond Chapter 6 5. C. Auguste Dupin Chapter 7 6. Charters and Caldicott Chapter 8 7. Crime Club Chapter 9 8. Datchery Chapter 10 9. Dick Barton Chapter 11 10. Dick Tracy Chapter 12 11. Edgar Wallace Krimis Chapter 13 12. Father Brown Chapter 14 13. Flash Casey Chapter 15 14. The Great Merlini Chapter 16 15. Hercule Poirot Chapter 17 16. Inspector Bucket Chapter 18 17. Inspector Hanaud Chapter 19 18. Inspector Maigret Chapter 20 19. Inspector Trent Chapter 21 20. Mr. J.G. Reeder Chapter 22 21. Jessica Fletcher Chapter 23 22. Jim Hanvey Chapter 24 23. John J. Malone Chapter 25 24. Kate Kirby Chapter 26 25. Kojak Chapter 27 26. Lemmy Caution Chapter 28 27. Lord Peter Wimsey Chapter 29 28. Michael Shayne Chapter 30 29. Mike Hammer Chapter 31 30. Miss Jane Marple Chapter 32 31. Monsieur Lecoq Chapter 33 32. Mr. district Attorney Chapter 34 33. Mr. Moto Chapter 35 34. Nancy Drew Chapter 36 35. Nero Wolfe Chapter 37 36. Nurse Sarah Keate Chapter 38 37. Paul Temple Chapter 39 38. Perry Mason Chapter 40 39. Philip Marlowe Chapter 41 40. Philo Vance Chapter 42 41. Raffles Chapter 43 42. The Saint Chapter 44 43. Sergeant Cuff Chapter 45 44. Sexton Blake Chapter 46 45. The Shadow Chapter 47 46. Shaft Chapter 48 47. Sherlock Holmes Chapter 49 48. Spenser Chapter 50 49. Tex, Elucidator of Mysteries Chapter 51 50. The Thin Man Chapter 52 51. The Toff Chapter 53 52. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford Chapter 54 53. Whispering Smith Chapter 55 54. Serial Detectives Chapter 56 55. Silent Detectives Chapter 57 56. Radio Detectives Chapter 58 57. Television Detectives Chapter 59 List of Literary Works Chapter 60 Bibliography Chapter 61 Index Chapter 62 About the Author

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