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.