Friday, January 29, 2021

Ten of crime fiction's most dynamic detective duos

Joanna Schaffhausen wields a mean scalpel, skills developed in her years studying neuroscience. She has a doctorate in psychology, which reflects her long-standing interest in the brain—how it develops and the many ways it can go wrong.

Her new book, Every Waking Hour, is the fourth book in her heartpounding Ellery Hathaway mystery series.

At Publishers Weekly Schaffhausen tagged ten of her favorite dynamic detective duos in crime fiction, including:
Ruth Galloway and Harry Nelson

Archeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson have been circling each other and solving crimes together for 12 books in Elly Griffith’s wonderful series. They first meet in The Crossing Places, when contented loner Ruth finds her life upended by Harry, who needs her help identifying some recently unearthed children’s bones. Like the dirt Ruth digs in, this relationship develops a rich history and layers that provide fertile ground for engaging mysteries.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Crossing Places.

--Marshal Zeringue