TCM really has an exciting month of Mystery! I posted recently that Eddie Muller will be hosting 4 Noir-themed films this month. Now here's more news. Michael Connelly will be TCM Guest Programmer for March. Connelly, is, of course, the author of numerous mysteries and crime fiction (notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch), most recently The Wrong Side of Goodbye. Connelly is currently producing an Amazon series, Bosch, based on the novels.
Connelly has chosen four films from the 1970s that he saw as a teenager and considered to be "all part of the process I went through" to become a writer in the "hard-boiled" tradition: Klute (1971), starring Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda in a screenplay by Andy and David E. Lewis Shaft (1971), starring Richard Roundtree and adapted from the book by Ernest Tidyman
and two Gene Hackman vehicles: The French Connection (1971), from the book by Robin Moore