One of the bonuses to reading a wonderful book is seeing it adapted for the screen. Or to watch a great movie and feel sure that the book will be even better. Here’s an eclectic collection of my favorite books-to-film:
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (A Place in the Sun is the movie title)
True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Portrait in Black by Ivan Goff (play)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. The film version of the author’s masterpiece comes out in 2017
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Morse, based on stories by Colin Dexter
Midsomer Murders, based on stories by Caroline Graham
Adam Dalgliesh series and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
Fog and Crimes, based on stories by Valerio Varesi
Frost, based on stories by R.D. Wingfield
And, of course, the countless film and TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s many, many great works.
These are only a few of the numerous titles out there. Readers, what can you add to this list?
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