Wednesday, October 10, 2012

From TV series to Print

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

Lots and lots of mystery novels have been made into television series, like Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Poirot, Ellery Queen, and Sherlock Holmes.

But what about the reverse – TV series so successful they found new life and more adventures in print? Two of my favorites come to mind.

Number 1 - Every Sunday night I went on another mystery adventure with Jessica Fletcher, hunting for clues, watching the amazing woman solve crime after crime. Lucky for us, Donald Bain brought Jessica back to life after the series ended. Domestic Malice, the latest in the series, came out this month.

Number 2 is Adrian Monk. I always knew that I could count on him Fridays to share his extreme OCD and solve what seemed to be the impossible crime. Thanks to the wonderfully talented Lee Goldberg, Monk is still around and as quirky as ever. Lee’s latest - Mr. Monk is a Mess

Do you read either of these series? Can you recommend more?