Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Thin Man: Murder Over Cocktails

I just found this listed at Amazon and put in my order. The Thin Man: Murder Over Cocktails was published in November, 2008. I've been craving books like this, especially in light of my ongoing Husband & Wife Detectives obsession. Is it just me or are there few books being published about the Golden Age these days? I'll provide a detailed review of the book right after I'm done reading it. In the meantime, here's the blurb:

"The Thin Man films are one of the most highly regarded and successful series of films from Hollywood's classic era. This book looks at the people who populated the films, including full chapter profiles of its stars, William Powell and Myrna Loy, whose chemistry together was a huge reason for the success of the films. As Nick and Nora Charles they knocked the stereotypes of on-screen marriage out of the park and replaced the stiff and formal with fun and sexy. But not to be forgotten are the great character actors who added their own special magic to each and every film. Each chapter includes profiles of these actors as well as the creative teams behind the films. The book offers up detailed synopses of each of the films as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes and trivia. If you love The Thin Man then this is the book for you!" 312pp. Bear Manor Media. Trade Paperback.


  1. wow, sounds like a great read! I'm going to head over to amazon and take a peek :)

  2. Please report back and let us know what you think of the book once you get it. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Oohh neat! Yes...please do report!

  4. It sounds awesome. Let us know what it's like. I might definitely have to get my hands on a copy.

  5. I continue to be amazed how many books and essay about cocktails talk about 'The Thin Man' - it really seems to be the iconic movie about cocktails [lots of people also discuss the bar scenes in Casablanca]. I too wait to hear what more people think about the book, please post comments on amazon too.

    Cocktails at 80


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