I had never heard of Johnny Staccato until I went a googling. It turns out to be one of the first examples of a book that was inspired by a teevee series. The series in question was about a shamus/jazz pianist named Johnny Staccato who was played by my countryman, John Cassavettes.
We begin in reverse order with the book.
Here’s a promo image for the show:
Here’s the series theme song:
Finally, it’s time for some serious lagniappe, the pilot episode: