Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Media Mystery News (with Thanks to In Reference to Murder)

In Reference to Murder posted this morning a terrific summary of recently reported media mystery news. Here are a couple of items that caught our eye, but check out the IRTM post for a complete list.

Variety reported last week that two of 's crime novels, At Risk and The Front (both featuring series characters District Attorney Monique Lamont and Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano) will be adapted for made-for-television movies to be shown on Lifetime Network. This is the first time any of Cornwell's novels, which include the long-running Kay Scarpetta series, have been filmed. "Her books have very broad appeal with both men and women among a wide demographic, and we are looking forward to seeing these stories bring those readers to television screens around the world," said Rola Bauer of Tandem Communications, which will manage the production.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that a television pilot based on the novel The Reincarnationist by is being filmed in Baltimore. The pilot follows a team of investigators who use the concept of reincarnation to solve present-day problems in their clients' lives. [MBN note: Read our review of the book of which our reviewer said, "[O]ne of those compelling mysteries with such an original concept that it is hard to put down.".]

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