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Detective Duos (1997) [Anthology]
by Margery Allingham Lawrence G. Blochman Lilian Jackson Braun Fredric Brown Agatha Christie Barbara D'Amato Ellen Dearmore Arthur Conan Doyle Hulbert Footner R. Austin Freeman Michael Gilbert Reginald Hill Edward D. Hoch Richard Lockridge Frances Lockridge Marcia Muller Stuart Palmer Edgar Allan Poe Bill Pronzini Patrick Quentin Craig Rice Kelley Roos Dorothy L. Sayers Julie Smith Rex Stout Jack Webb P.G. Wodehouse Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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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.


  • The Purloined Letter (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Adventure of the Empty House (1903) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Death at the Excelsior (“The Education of Detective Oakes”, 1914) by P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Puzzle Lock (1925) by R. Austin Freeman
  • The Love Detectives (“At the Crossroads”, 1926) by Agatha Christie
  • The Sealed House (1933) by Hulbert Footner
  • The Footsteps That Ran (1928) by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Pattern for Murder (“There’s Death for Remembrance”, 1955) by Frances & Richard Lockridge
  • Fourth of July Picnic (“Labor Union Murder”) by Rex Stout
  • Two Over Par (1950) by Kelley Roos
  • One Morning They’ll Hang Him (1950) by Margery Allingham
  • Puzzle for Poppy (1946) by Patrick Quentin
  • Once Upon a Train (1950) by Craig Rice & Stuart Palmer
  • The Phantom Cry-Baby (1948) by Lawrence G. Blochman
  • Phut Phat Concentrates (1963) by Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Before She Kills (1961) by Fredric Brown
  • And Start With a Blonde (1960) by Jack Webb
  • The Road to Damascus (1966) by Michael Gilbert
  • Dalziel’s Ghost (1979) by Reginald Hill
  • Interpol: The Case of the Modern Medusa (1973) by Edward D. Hoch
  • The Holes in the System (1996) by Marcia Muller
  • The Desert Limited (1995) by Bill Pronzini
  • Stop, Thief! (1991) by Barbara D’Amato
  • The Adventure of the Perpetual Husbands (1988) by Ellen Dearmore
  • The End of the Earth by Julie Smith
Edited by: Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Original title: Detective Duos
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Purloined Letter, the (1844) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Interpol: The Case of the Modern Medusa (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Stop, Thief! (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Barbara D'Amato
     Holes in the System, the (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     End of the Earth, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Julie Smith

Edition #1: Detective Duos

Detective Duos (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Marcia Muller Bill Pronzini
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Detective Duos (1997)

ISBN: 0195129105

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