Murder in the Millions:

Erle Stanley Gardner, Mickey Spillane, Ian Fleming

 

by J. Kenneth Van Dover

 

 

Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York. 1984. Trade paperback. 235 pages. (5 X 8). Introduction: Three Superselling Giants by the author. Van Dover examines the career and books of the three mystery authors and shows why they were so successful. The films and TV shows that came from these characters is also discussed. The author provides notes on each of the authors, showing where his quotations came from. He provides a bibliography of their books by character and secondary writings about the authors. A list of the films and TV shows adapted from their books is here, but could be updated. Interesting reading.

 

 

 

Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines