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1. The Cat and the Canary
Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard are in their element in this 1939 comedy mystery, set in a dark, spooky New Orleans mansion. Wally Campbell (Hope) joins a group of highly eccentric relatives to hear the reading of a will. Who will be the beneficiary? And by the way, insanity runs in the family.
2. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
In the 1920s Miss Phryne Fisher returns home to Melbourne, where she is soon caught up in mystery, murder and mayhem. Essie Davis and Nathan Page star in this popular crime drama mystery TV series from Australia.
3. The Mysteries of Laura
Detective Laura Diamond combines single motherhood with her work as a homicide cop, and it doesn’t help that her almost ex-husband is now her boss. Debra Messing stars in a police procedural series that brings comedy and mystery together, accompanied by murder.
4. The Blue Gardenia
Norah spends an evening with a man she barely knows. Next day she learns her date has been found murdered. Is Norah guilty? If only she could remember. Anne Baxter stars in a noir crime mystery from 1953.
5. The Haunting of Julia
Grieving mother Julia Lofting leaves her husband and buys an old house in London’s Kensington. Is she really not alone in the house? There is an old mystery to solve as well as present day horror. Mia Farrow and Keir Dullea star in this 1977 movie based on Peter Straub’s novel.
6. The Woman in the Window
What could make two people who have only just met conspire to dump a corpse and cover up a murder? Director Fritz Lang’s classic noir mystery thriller of 1944 plunges a beautiful young woman and a mild-mannered professor into a nightmare world of shadows, suspicion and fear.
7. McMillan and Wife
In San Francisco a handsome Police Commissioner and his pretty wife solve crimes and mysteries together. Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James star in a hugely popular 1970s television series that still has many fans today.
8. Case 39
There is something special about ten year old Lilith Sullivan. When social worker Emily Jenkins rescues Lilith from a dreadful situation and then offers to foster her, she little realizes the effect such a seemingly innocent child will have on her life, or her sanity. Starring Renee Zellweger.
9. A Most Mysterious Murder DVD Review
Five stories of five unsolved murders on one DVD; what more could a mystery lover want? Julian Fellowes acts as narrator of these period crime dramas from the BBC, and we can enjoy following the investigation and perhaps coming to our own conclusion about whodunit.
10. What's the Matter with Helen?
Two women move across the country to start a new life in Hollywood, but the past won't let them go. Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in a horror mystery thriller that entertains and disturbs.
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