Dr. Mark Sloan
Created by Jotce Burditt
Widower DR. MARK SLOAN is a teaching physician who keeps butting his nose into active police investigations, while working as a consultant to the local department in several TV movies and the subsequent TV series Diagnosis: Murder in the 1990s and beyond. Okay, the show has almost nothing to do with private eyes, film noir or hard-boiled fiction, being a lighthearted piece of coziness, a sort of a Murder, He Prescribed, with a scary similiarity to Matlock.
Very typical of TV mysteries in the mid to late-90's, actually. Geezer detective shows were all over the place, featuring elderly, once-beloved but almost forgotten TV stars playing prying, snooping, elderly (usually amateur) detectives. At least Barnaby Jones was a pro. However, there are two pretty good reasons for including at least a passing reference to this show on this site:.
Evidently, you couldn't kill this thing with a stick. Even after its demise as a series, they still managed to squirt out a few more TV movies, and in reruns the show itself continued to be immensely popular with everyone from grannies to my five-year old niece (who planned on marrying Jesse). It spawned a series of original Diagnosis: Murder books by our pal Lee Goldberg, one of the writers for the series and a man who knows how to write a solid tie-in.. The first, The Silent Partner, came out in September 2003, and Janet Evanovich called it "a whodunit thrill ride... a high-octane mystery that moves like a bullet train."
Voted the best Diagnosis Murder website on the internet, offering the most services, information, downloads and more all for free to Diagnosis Murder fans. Web master Oliver Waters must be very proud.
Regretfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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