Sleuths with style

The complete Thin Man series has just been released on DVD. These stylish murder mysteries starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as the detective couple Nick and Nora Charles. (And Asta as their wire-haired terrier). Their on-screen chemistry and perfect comic timing made the series one of the best to come out of the ’30s and ’40s. Lloyd Schwartz reviews the series for NPR’s Fresh Air.

William Powell, Myrna Loy and Asta