Great TV and Film Detectives: A Collection of Crime Masterpieces Featuring Your Favorite Screen Sleuths

Great TV and Film Detectives: A Collection of Crime Masterpieces Featuring Your Favorite Screen Sleuths

by Editors of Reader's Digest




Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Perry Mason, and Nick Sharman these are but a few of the fictional super slueths who have become etched in our collective imagination through their star appearances in movies and TV series. Today, most suspense buffs are familiar with the operating methods, mannerisms, and faces of hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe, Eliot Ness, and scores of other crime-solving heroes and heroines because they've seen them in action, courtesy of an impressive roster of acting talent on-screen.

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ISBN-13: 9780762105786
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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TChesney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am very pleased to have this book!This is not what I expected! I thought that I was buying an encyclopedia of every TV and film detective (crime fighter, cop, etc.) ever made. This book is definitely not that. Therefore, I was initially very disappointed. However, maybe ....This book does look very interesting. I think it has real possibilities. This book addresses the literary side. It is, as the title clearly states, a collection of favorite sleuths. It is twenty-eight chapters of various well know TV and movie detectives in their literary form. It has the very well known Sherlock Holmes, Mike Hammer, Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe, Perry Mason, Hercule Poirot and Ellery Queen. It has the lesser known Father Brown, Albert Campion, Arsene Lupin, Inspector Maigret, Inspector Morse and Rumpole of the Bailey. And various others. This gives me an opportunity to become exposed to these characters in there literary form. As I have said, I am very pleased to have this book.It doesn't include everything. For me, the absence of Nero Wolfe is not a problem, since I have read all of his novels that I could get through my local library. I don't know why Elliot Ness was included. The absence of pure literary characters must be accepted. But, I would have liked for it to have included Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, James Bond, Mr. Moto, Mrs. Bradley, Brother Cadfael, Jeeves and Lord Peter Wimsey. I would of course like it to address those that I don't even know exist. I admit that it should stay limited to the short story or novelette format.If you should known of any other good collections like this one, please let me know. Even if they cover full novels.