Watching the screen version of a classic mystery novel can be disappointing. By necessity or artistic license (or possibly just ego) changes are often made by the filmmakers--many of them ineffective or even detrimental. This book focuses on the screen adaptations of 65 famous mysteries and examines how the filmmakers either succeeded or failed in the telling of the story. Interviews with several famous mystery writers are included, with their comments on how filmmakers treated their work.
About the Author
Ron Miller is the former nationally syndicated television columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, and Knight-Ridder, newspapers, a former national president of the Television Critics Association and a National Headliner award winner for his columns. He lives in Blaine, Washington.