Friday, October 28, 2011

'Til Death: 10 Sleuth Couples

In the history of detective fiction, there have been a number of couples who solved crimes as a team. Perhaps the earliest example comes from Matthias McDonnell Bodkin, who created husband-wife detectives Paul and Dora Beck around the turn of the 20th century. The Becks were first -- but hardly the last. Below you'll find 10 of the most popular power couples in detective fiction.

01 Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, by Agatha Christie (1922)
02 Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), by Dashiell Hammett (1934)
03 Pam and Jerry North, by Frances and Richard Lockridge (1941)
04 Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, by Anne Perry (1979)
05 Jonathan and Jennifer Hart (Hart to Hart), starring Robert Wagner & Jennifer Powers (1979)
06 Mackenzie Smith and Annabel Reed (Capital Crimes), by Margaret Truman (1980)
07 Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, by Faye Kellerman (1986)
08 Regan Reilly and husband Jack "no relation" Reilly by Carol Higgins Clark (1992)
09 Jessica Fletcher and Inspector George Sutherland (Murder She Wrote), by Donald Bain (1995)
10 Henry Parker Britland IV and wife Sunday, by Mary Higgins Clark (2003)

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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.