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Mystery!: A Celebration; Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths

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From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Tennison, it's all here: Interviews, essays, trivia, and hundreds of nostalgic photos make this a must-have for any fan of this long-running public television series.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Bay Books
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Rob McMonigal
Dec 11, 2007 rated it it was ok
Miller walks us through some of the shows that have made PBS's Mystery! series such a big hit, with short commentary on the series itself, the author of the original, and for the bigger parts such as Holmes, Cadfael, Poirot, and Rumpole, a little bit about the actors and actresses that make the series what it is.

I enjoyed this for the most part, but I couldn't help but feel as though in its desire to capture darn near everything, right down to one-off movies, that the series has produced, that t
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Jill Hutchinson
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Many of us of a certain age were dedicated fans of the PBS series, Mystery and this book covers all the programs in the series from 1980-1997. Watching these programs resulted in searching out the books on which they were based and becoming fans or rediscovering such writers as Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, and Colin Dexter.

The book contains a synopsis of each episode, as well as a background of the character and the actor who took the role.......lots of information, great pho
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Bev
I have often enjoyed programs offered up by Mystery! over the years--everything from Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes to David Suchet's Poirot; from Joan Hickson's Miss Marple to Francesca Annis's Tuppence Beresford. So, when I saw a near-perfect edition of Mystery! A Celebration: Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths* sitting on the shelf at our Friends of the Library Bookstore last October, I had to make it my very own. It would be worth it for the illustrations by Edward Gorey if nothin ...more
Terri
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting history of PBS's Mystery from it's beginnings until 1996. Really interesting read for fans of the show.
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