Over 1,200 DVDs in the mystery, suspense and film noir categories were examined and rated for this illustrated guide. The book is divided into two main sections. In the first, 218 movies are given the glamour treatment with comprehensive details of players and crews, plus background information and reviews. In the second section, essential details on over 500 films are briefly described. Bonus articles includes a survey of The Thin Man series, Sherlock Holmes , Humphrey Bogart versus Alan Ladd , Raymond Chandler on the Big Screen and The Big Clock . This book will not only prove most useful for all movie fans, but will enthrall and entertain for years to come.