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Who was first?


1 We watched an episode of Detective Inspector Frost on TV yesterday. One of the mysteries was some unexplained  deaths at a hospital. The solution was exactly the same as the one in Alexander McCalll Smiths book The good husband a Zebra drive.

So who was first? Frost was broadcasted in 2001 and Smiths book in the year of 2007. Copycat?😀  

2 “Ispettore Frost” è una serie poliziesca inglese. Alexander McCall Smith è uno scrittore crimine. Smith nel 2007 ha “copiato”una storia che è stato inviato nel 2001 con Frost.

3 Vi tittade på på ett avsnitt av detective inspector Frost igår. En del av handlingen kände vi genast igen. Det handlade om mystiska dödsfall på ett sjukus och lösningen på gåtan är exakt den samma som förekommer i Alexander McCall Smiths bok The good husband of Zebra drive. 

Så vem var nu först? Alexander McCall Smiths bok kom ut 2007 men Frost redan år 2001. 

(Benefit of the doubt)

(The Good husband of Zebra drive)


Author: gunnardeckare

Jag skriver om deckare, trädgård, natur och våra resor till framförallt Italien/I write about crime fiction, garden, nature and travels to Italy and other countries/ Scrivo di libri gialli e sui nostri viaggi in Italia

6 thoughts on “Who was first?

  1. Det får man säga var ett sammanträffande. Någon var ju helt klart först… Visst förekommer det likheter böcker emellan men inte helt identiskt.

  2. Mysterium i bok och mysterium i verklighet!?!?!
    Ha en bra dag!

  3. I think this is a shame when someone takes their ideas from somewhere else. It is nearly plagiarism and should ask if it is okay and then give “credit” to the original thought from in this case, a television series script. So interesting! 🙂

  4. I just realized that Frost’s scar at his temple looks rather like the baby lizards that run around in my backyard 🙂 By the way I’m a fan of Frost. I want to try to find the A.M. Smith book you cite.

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