As the author of the "Merryll Manning" series of crime and detective novels, movie mystery and suspense is a topic right up my alley.
Of course, this is not the first book in which I tackled the mystery and suspense genre, but previous accounts such as "Mystery Movies" and "More Movie Thrillers" have been out of print for years.
Of my 100 published books, my bestselling to date was "Suspense in the Cinema" which was constantly reprinted. It's only 2 years ago that it finally went out of print.
In "Movie Mystery and Suspense", you'll find detailed accounts of such classics as "Johnny Allegro" ("When is a Columbia film not a Columbia film? Answer: When it's deliberately made to look like an RKO film noir"), "House of Strangers" (now available on an excellent Fox DVD), "The High Wall" and "Black Angel". Plus famous serials like "Daredevils of the Red Circle" (one of Republic's best).
I also cover many of the legendary movies like "To Have and Have Not", "The Big Carnival", "Angel Face" and "My Name Is Julia Ross".
And then, of course, there are the surprises. Lots of surprises, including two bonus monographs, one on director Robert Siodmak, the other on Otto Preminger!
Although published way back in December, 2006, in the U.S.A., Canada and Great Britain, this book is not in the least dated. In fact, it has recently been published (June, 2011) without any alterations in Australia. Of course, many of these movies are now available on DVD, and that would partly explain this book's continued popularity.