Detective Duos by Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone mysteries have won her awards and critical acclaim, leading to other popular mysteries, including collaberation with her husband, author Bill Pronzini.

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Detective Duos by Marcia Muller


Features

  • Hardcover: 448 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.38 x 8.72 x 5.86
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; (October 1997)
  • ISBN: 0195102142


    Book Description
    Sleuthing twosomes have long made their mark on detective fiction. In this marvelous anthology, a real-life detective duo--married mystery novelists Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini--have brought together twenty-five of the best paired puzzle-solvers in short stories of remarkable range and scope.

    From Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, to Agatha Christie's Mr. Satterthwaite and Harley Quin, to Patrick Quentin's Peter and Iris Duluth, to Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone and Rae Kelleher, Muller and Pronzini have gathered a treasure chest of stories featuring almost every possible variation on the types of partnership sleuths. Imitations of--and the original--Holmes and Watson tandem appear alongside husband and wife teams, two-woman duos, professional and amateur duos, multi-ethnic parings, and collaborations between two writers and their individual series characters. Spanning more than a century of crime fiction, including both classic tales by the greats of mystery writing as well as outstanding stories from contemporary writers, Detective Duos will captivate the sleuth in all of us. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Reader Reviews
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: uneven collection, September 8, 2001 Reviewer: A reader from West Hollywood, CA United States An anthology of stories with crime solving twosomes - it's a winning idea. Unfortunately, the editors couldn't decide if they wanted to present an historical review or a collection that holds up to today's standards and expectations. Some of the stories are true winners, capable of delighting contemporary audiences as much as they did the original readers. Some stories, however, are seriously dated...not just in setting, but in mindset and perspective. While it is possible to ask respect for those pieces from an historical point of view, it is harder to claim that they make for compelling reading today. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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