In the case of some it will be down to their length, for others it could be a perceived weakness in the plot or something that simply does not lend itself to the screen. Let's take a couple of examples.
The Sussex Vampire
The Five Orange Pips
The House of Fear, during the Rathbone era was the most notable film to draw, albeit tenuously, on this story. It is a film I can watch and enjoy over and over again but the pips are really the only nod to the original text.
Do you have other examples? Please comment.
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