If WC Fields Wrote Thrillers…

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THE SNAVELY INHERITANCE

THE BOGLE IDENTITY

THE WOLFINGER WEEKEND

THE BISBEE SUPREMACY

THE BELLWEATHER ULTIMATUM

THE PRETTYWILLIE PROTOCOL

THE CRIBLECOBLIS COVENANT

Or do I mean, “If Robert Ludlum wrote WC Fields movies”? The great thing about Ludlum is that all his titles follow the same pattern, Definite Article, Proper Name and Serious-Sounding Noun. Eventually he just started doing Bourne sequels to save himself half the trouble with each book (the actual words inside each book? No trouble at all). So, even though nobody’s realized it yet, The Poseidon Adventure, The Smithsonian Institute and The Mary Tyler Moore Show are all Robert Ludlum novels.

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16 Responses to “If WC Fields Wrote Thrillers…”

  1. THE SOUSÉ SWINDLE

  2. THE BOURNE DICK

    MICAWBER IN THE FIRST

    THE BISSONETTE BRIEF or MY LITTLE PELICAN BRIEF)

  3. THE OGILVY PROVISO

  4. i recall christopher hitchens talking about salman rushdie playing this game using shakespeare plays. i remember my favorite one being ‘the dunsinane reforestation’ for macbeth.

  5. THE TWILLIE IMBIBEMENT

  6. The Lugosi-Pangborn Connection!

    Franklin P just scored some good laughs from my students who saw Bed of Roses.

  7. Christopher Says:

    The LaFong Conspiracy
    Sink the Bissonett
    The Amazing Mr. Muckle
    Million Dollar Brains

  8. I like the Shakespeare idea. The Denmark Succession. The Gloucester Gouging. The Verona Interment.

  9. THE CHICKADEE’S LITTLENESS

  10. Tony Williams Says:

    My little Twitterdee.

  11. If anyone prefers Poe mixed with their Fields, there’s always….

    THE PURLOINED PRETTYWILLIE

    And if you don’t like that, may a river of beer flow over your mother’s paisley shawl.

  12. Christopher Says:

    THose were my mothers feathers!”
    ..ooh..I didn’t know your mother had feathers…

  13. Randy Cook Says:

    I can’t better your musings re: Uncle Claude (one of my enduring heroes), but I always wanted Ludlum to write a book entitled THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER…

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