Around the World in Books / Scotland

A Spy Novel That Inspired Alfred Hitchcock Has Thrills All Its Own

‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ blazed trails with car chases, aerial surveillance, and other plot devices

Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat in Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps’ / Gaumont-British Picture Corp.

This is the 24th post in the “Around the World in Books” series that is reviewing 30 books about 30

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.