This week's topic is a profession from a book you'd like to be.
I've always wanted to be a detective.
I loved the Purloined Letter and Murders in the Rue Morgue that I read in literature class in 7th grade. Poe's C. Auguste Dupin set me on a life of deductive reasoning.
I've enjoyed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and some of the other sleuths, but Dupin is my favorite.
Agatha Christy's Hercule Poirot. Still love Murder on the Orient Express. Love the twisted ending.
Micky Spillane's Mike Hammer's I the Jury made me addicted to his tough guy bowling ball approach to finding the killer and dealing justice. Thank heaven for used bookstores that practically gave his books away. Too bad Amazon is not as generous.
Dashiell Hamite's Phillip Marlow. A tough guy, but milder than Mike Hammer.
I enjoyed James Garner is The Rockford Files. Magnum P.I. (the original), Charlie's Angels,
A staple in movies and TV: Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacy, Rizzoli and Isles, Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry X 4, Mannix, Lethal Weapon X 4 or 5, and a TV show. Hawaii 50 both versions.
Loved CSI, hated CSI Miami, CSI New York was okay. Have watched NCIS through thick and thin.
I wanted to be a cop, going back to when I was a kid watching Adam 12. Then an astronomer. Never read Mike Hammer but loved Armand Assante's turn as the character in the old 80's movie...
He did make a good Mike Hammer.
I love watching detectives... but I would lean more towards the amateur busybody detective that has another job (thanks for coming by and checking out my post!!). I don't think I would like guns pointed at me.. lol
That is the main drawback for being a PI, Judy.
You'd make a great detective or PI!
I wish I were better at catching onto the clues throughout. I'm not. We'd have a game of who could solve the mystery first on Murder, She Wrote and I always lost because I got so wrapped up in enjoying the show that I never looked for clues. Lol. Guess I'm not PI material. I did love the original Magnum PI, but I was a kid, so maybe it was just the fact he played with monkeys and drove bright colored cars.
Thanks for your vote of confidence, Lydia.
Megan, Tom Selleck was much better than the guy now. The new Higgins is nice to look at, but the old Higgins pulled the role off a lot better.
I don't think I could pull off being any sort of detective myself -- too much dealing with people, which, y'know, stressful -- but that's a really great selection of them.
Great choiced all! Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/a-profession-from-a-book-id-love-to-try-lsrs-blogging-challenge/
Thanks for coming by, Tena.
I like the idea of being a detective. I always loved Poirot and Sherlock Holmes.
Tanaith, quite a few from the group thought the same.
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