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Mystery Movies Book Reviews - Introduction
If you love to watch mystery movies, then maybe you enjoy reading books about them too. Books about mystery movie stars, books adapted for the big screen, or books based on original movies and dramas. Indulge yourself in all things mysterious.
Portrait of Jennie
Eben Adams is a struggling artist. A mysterious girl called Jennie appears and becomes his muse, but Eben wants to know more about her. Who is she? Where does she come from? Where does she go when she vanishes from sight? Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones star in this haunting mystery movie.
The Bad Seed
A little boy is killed on a school picnic. Perhaps it was an accident, or perhaps eight year old Rhoda had something to do with the tragedy. In this horror drama mystery from 1956, Rhoda’s mother must find out the truth about her daughter, and also about her own nightmare memories.
The Hollywood Mom's Mystery
This made-for-television movie is a light-hearted mystery starring Justine Bateman, Andrew McCarthy and Elizabeth Pena. Hollywood mom Lucy Freers must turn amateur sleuth to solve the mystery of the murdered neighbour who is floating in her swimming pool.
You Never Can Tell Movie Review
When King the dog is poisoned he will stop at nothing to bring his killer to justice. He will even return to earth in human form to sniff out the villain. This wonderful movie from 1951 has comedy, fantasy, romance – and just enough mystery to be reviewed on this site.
Some Modern Mystery Movies
The 21st century has seen the making of some excellent mystery movies; some of them sure to become the classics of tomorrow. Here is a selection of mysteries, made over the past twelve years that have had a great impact on this mystery movie reviewer.
Whitechapel TV Mystery Review
On the dark, mean streets of London’s Whitechapel, crimes from the past have a nasty habit of intruding into the present. Detective Inspector Chandler and his team have mysteries, as well as crimes, to solve.
Rebecca Movie Review
Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood movie, Rebecca (1940) is a brooding romantic thriller as well as a mystery with hints of noir. Based on Daphne du Maurier’s famous novel and set in deepest Cornwall, no wonder this is still a firm favourite of mystery movie fans.
Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Few actor-character combinations have become so firmly fixed in our minds as that of Raymond Burr and Perry Mason. Burr played the ace attorney in a long running series and later in television movies. Isn’t it true that Perry Mason never lost a case?
Only to Exist YouTube Movie Review
Making movies is no longer the monopoly of big film studios or of independent producers with access to big money. New technology has made it possible for anyone with a hand-held camera and internet access to be a filmmaker. This article looks at a short mystery uploaded to YouTube.
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