People say it all the time: "If you like the show, you should
definitely read the book."
But sometimes we don't even realize that our favorite TV series were
originally based on novels, and ... morethis gets truer every year -- more
bestsellers have turned into TV blockbusters than ever before. Most Americans
don't read so much as a book per month, but they could watch "Dexter" all day. When
they find out about Jeff Lindsay's novels, they suddenly have an excuse to do
With the arrival of "King & Maxwell," a
new detective dramedy inspired by the David Baldacci series, we decided to round
up some of our favorite book-inspired TV series. No matter what kind of bookworm
you are, you can expect some surprises.