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Famous Movie Detectives III
     

Famous Movie Detectives III

by Michael R. Pitts
 
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

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810836907
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.11(d)

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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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