Ice Station Zebra. Poster of the 1968 movie and cover of the 1963 book
Ice Station Zebra
Alistair MacLean, 1963
movie vs book
John Sturges, 1968

A satellite re-enters the atmosphere and ejects a capsule, which parachutes to the Arctic, approximately 320 miles northwest of Station Nord, Greenland in the Arctic Ocean ice pack. A person approaches, guided by a homing beacon, while a second person secretly watches from nearby.

Time to Kill. Poster of the 1942 movie and cover of the 1942 book, The High Window
The High Window
Raymond Chandler, 1942
movie vs book
Herbert I. Leeds, 1942

A priceless antique coin was taken from its owner by her son, who then used it to settle a blackmailer, thus the owner hires a private investigator to find it. In no time at all, the private eye is enmeshed in fights, additional blackmail, hysterical ladies, and murder.

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.