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Detective Duos

(1997)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Sleuthing twosomes have long made their mark on detective fiction. From the unnamed narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter" who adroitly recounts the virtuosity of the Parisian detective, C. Auguste Dupin, to Dorothy L. Sayers's beloved Lord Peter Wimsey and Mr. Bunter, to Lillian Jackson Braun's interspecies partnership between Phut Phat (an investigative genius who happens to be a cat) and one of its owners, detective duos have come in all guises. Indeed, there are almost as many variations of compatriot crimefighters as there are types of mystery and detective fiction. In this anthology, a real-life detective duo - married mystery novelists Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini - have brought together 25 of the best paired puzzle-solvers in short stories of remarkable range and scope. Here are traditional tandems: Sherlock and his admiring Watson, in a devilish puzzler "The Adventure of the Empty House," alongside Nero Wolfe and his employee, Archie Goodwin, in "Fourth of July Picnic." Husband and wife teams are well represented by Frances and Richard Lockridge's "Mr and Mrs".

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Detective Duos
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-19-510214-2 / 978-0-19-510214-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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Paperback Editions

March 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Detective Duos
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-19-512910-5 / 978-0-19-512910-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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