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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Lone Wolf Article at Criminal Element


I confess. I still have yet to read any of the original adventures of The Lone Wolf, as penned by creator Louis Joseph Vance. But I've watched and reviewed a number of the many movies that were based on the character and have a few more queued up on DVR. Take a look at my reviews here. I recently wrote a brief introduction to/appreciation of The Lone Wolf, which appeared at the Criminal Element site.

Lately, I’ve become acquainted with a number of detectives of yesteryear, not through the fiction written about them, but rather from the filmed adaptations based on that fiction. There’s Hildegarde Withers, for instance, Stuart Palmer’s spinster detective, who worked hand in hand with a gruff police inspector named Oscar Piper. More recently I’ve started tuning in to the cinematic exploits of Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles, who only appeared in one book, but who wound up on the big screen in six movies.

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