Fabulous and often funky television mystery and detective series were as big a part of the 1970s as feathered hair, leisure suits, lava lamps, and bell bottom jeans. Remember The Rockford Files, Columbo, Charlie’s Angels, and Hart to Hart? Baby boomers rejoice: the histories behind the mysteries are now revealed by the unique and talented players that were part of these productions.
Get your magnifying glass ready for a close look at Peter Falk, James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Stefanie Powers, Diana Muldaur, Lance Kerwin, Tom Sawyer, Peter S. Fischer, Bob Herron, Michael Douglas, Raymond Burr, Telly Savalas, Sharon Farrell, Rock Hudson, Susan St. James, Lynda Carter, Farrah Fawcett Majors, Kate Jackson, Jack Lord, Dan Curtis, Aaron Spelling, and Jaclyn Smith.
Series and tv movies profiled include Duel (1971); Bad Ronald (1974); Crowhaven Farm (1970); Helter Skelter (1976); The House That Would Not Die (1970); The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975); Nero Wolfe (1979); The Night Stalker (1972); Salem’s Lot (1979); Trilogy of Terror (1975); Who is the Black Dahlia? (1975); The Woman Hunter (1972); Cannon(1971-1976); Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981); Columbo (1971-2003); Ellery Queen (1975-1976); Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977-1979); Hart to Hart (1979-1984); Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980); Ironside (1967-1975); Kojak (1973-1978); Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975); Mannix (1967-1975); McCloud (1970-1977); McMillan & Wife (1971-1977); Police Woman (1974-1978); Quincy, M.E. (1976-1983); Rockford Files (1974-1980); Scooby Doo: Where Are You? (1969-1970) (1978); The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977); VEGA$ (1978-1981); Wonder Woman (1975-1979).
Introduction by Stefanie Powers. Index. Illustrated with dozens of scenes and actor portraits.
About the author: Donna Marie Nowak is the author of Just Joan: A Joan Crawford Appreciation. She is an active member of Mystery Writers of America.