Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Ten must-read crime-fighting duos

Darynda Jones's new novel is A Bad Day for Sunshine.

At CrimeReads, she tagged ten "must-read teams to which every lover of crime fiction should treat themselves," including:
Tarabotti and Maccon

What is a list of crime-fighting duos without a little paranormal mystery thrown in for good measure? The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger begins with Soulless (2009) and is pitched as Buffy meets Jane Austen. This wickedly funny romp has a solid mystery in which our heroine, Alexia Tarabotti, a spinster with no soul, is rudely attacked by a vampire, an act that apparently breaks all constructs of social etiquette. When she accidentally kills him, the gruff Lord Maccon is sent by the queen to investigate. The fact that the lord is a werewolf only adds to the tension in this highly recommended humorous comedy of errors.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Soulless by Gail Carriger.

The Page 69 Test: Changeless.

--Marshal Zeringue