Thoughts On The Thin Man

For those of you following along since my initial post in July and through the many updates I’ve posted since, you know this has been a long time in coming. And it’s come! Thoughts On The Thin Man: Essays on the Delightful Detective Work of Nick and Nora Charles is now available at Amazon in both paperback and for your Kindle. I recommend the paperback version over the Kindle one, but that’s just me– but do know if you buy the paperback, you also get the Kindle version for free.

And, if you do buy it, please, please leave an Amazon review– it would be much appreciated! (though favorable reviews would be more appreciated, naturally 😉 )

All proceeds from copies of the book sold will be donated to the ASPCA.

Here’s the book’s description:

Undoubtedly some of the most witty and urbane films of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the six movies that composed MGM’s Thin Man series showcased a pair of wealthy, inebriated detectives who solve murders in their down time. Through the series’ run from 1934 to 1947, William Powell and Myrna Loy turned Nick and Nora Charles into a cinematic institution, showcasing a marriage that was sexy, funny, and exciting, whether there was a gun pointed at them at any given moment or not.

Thoughts On The Thin Man reflects on these famous films, looking back at Dashiell Hammett’s original inspiration, the genesis of the films, and the men and women who made them possible. This collection of essays covers all six movies, including detailed plot breakdowns, quotes, trivia, discussion of motifs, looks at the many spin-offs of the series, a couple of nostalgic odes, and even drinking games, including a custom cocktail devoted to the duo. Would you expect any less?

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Once again, a big thanks to everyone who participated and helped with this book, making it everything it is and more.

As for the future, you will definitely be seeing further books from me, both on essential pre-Code films and, more than likely, maybe another book about good ol’ Nick and Nora. But for now, let me sit back and relax and enjoy this moment.


1-After the Thin Man

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Danny is a writer who lives with his lovely wife, adorable children, and geriatric yet yappy dog. He blogs at, a website dedicated to Hollywood films from 1930 to 1934, and can be found on Twitter @PreCodeDotCom.


shadowsandsatin · December 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I am so amazed and impressed by this accomplishment, Danny. You are all that. I can’t even.

shadowsandsatin · December 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

And, also, thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to be a part of it!! 🙂

    Danny · December 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Of course, Karen! Thank you for always inspiring me as a classic movie blogger. I would have done none of this without you. 🙂

realthog · December 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Huge congrats on reaching publication with this! The book looks absolutely mouthwatering. I’m dropping strong hints to my wife about stockings, and the stuffing thereof.

    Danny · December 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Thank you so much! I hope that if you do indeed find it in your stocking, it goes well with whatever other treats are in there.

Judy · December 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Congratulations on the book’s release, Danny – it looks great! I salute you for all your hard work, and thanks so much for letting me join in.

    Danny · December 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    No problem. Thank you for being the icing on the cake, Judy!

Kevin Measimer · December 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Looking good. Def the paperback is the way to go and it includes the Kindle version. I’ll have to wait until after Christmas before I buy anything for myself but I am looking forward to it.

    Danny · December 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Cool! I hope it meets your expectations!

David Robbins Jr · December 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Darn. Wish I would have seen your site earlier. I’m an obsessive when it comes to Thin Man series. Would have loved to write a piece. Anyway — I’m buying the book right now! Thanks.

    David Robbins Jr · December 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    BTW — that cover art is great. Love it.

    Danny · December 9, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Thanks! And if you’re still interested in writing about The Thin Man series, stay tuned. Another opportunity may appear in the future … 😉

Mariah · December 12, 2014 at 3:40 am


    Danny · December 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you!

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