Friday, January 29, 2021

Ten of the most dynamic detective duos in crime fiction

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:
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs

Jeffrey Deaver’s detective pair is unusual in that Rhyme is a brilliant forensic analyst who also happens to be paralyzed and house-bound after suffering a serious injury on the job. NYPD detective Amelia Sachs does the fieldwork as the two combine to investigate diabolical serial offenders like the villain in The Bone Collector, their first appearance together. Lincoln and Amelia’s intellectual interplay and growing personal connection has remained strong through 14 books, and the intricate plotting keeps readers coming back for more.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue