Murder/Suspense/Espionage has always been my favorite genre. When I was but a child, I would watch any classic mystery that was on television ~ AND ~I would devour, that’s right, devour any mystery I could find. (My husband says, the paragraph I just wrote sounds like a murder in the makin.’) 🙂
So! Here are the mysteries that had a profound influence! ~ that shaped me! ~ that molded me! that convinced me! ~ in those early years. Who doesn’t love Nancy Drew??? She’s awesome and she always seemed fearless to me. My friends and I would read her mysteries and then discuss them. Fun. 🙂
OH MY GOODNESS! I love Charlie Chan mysteries. Charlie Chan was played by three different actors, however, my favorite was Sidney Toler. Victor Sen Yung played Charlie Chan’s #1 son, Jimmy. Jimmy was always very proud of his famous detective father. Jimmy was also a little tooooo helpful.
I will never forget the first time I saw “Laura,” starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. I was so surprised! I loved it. What a twist! I’ve read the book too!
“Rebecca!” Oh my goodness! This is a Hitchcock movie. Joan Fontaine and Lawrence Olivier are in this movie of murder and suspense. I read the book before I saw the movie. Loved them both.
So, there you have it! Murder ~ The Early Years. There are so many more I could name. This list is but a few. Enjoy!