Song of the Thin Man. Poster of the 1947 movie and cover of the 1934 book, The Thin Man
The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett, 1934
movie vs book
Edward Buzzell, 1947

While aboard a gambling boat, Nick and Nora Charles find themselves amidst a murder investigation. The prime suspects, still on the loose, seek Nick’s assistance. Although Nick eventually turns them in to the police, he then takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery surrounding the crime.

Lady in the Lake. Poster of the 1946 movie and cover of the 1943 book, The Lady in the Lake
The Lady in the Lake
Raymond Chandler, 1943
movie vs book
Robert Montgomery, 1946

A publisher hires Phillip Marlowe to track down his wife, who is rumored to have fled to Mexico. But as soon as someone is killed, the matter gets considerably more complicated. The private investigator gets entangled in a murder soon after.