Whatever you decide to call them—sleuthing duos, partners in crime, or husband and wife detective teams—these 4 mystery series crime-solving couples always crack the case with a dash of humor and a lot of love.
1. Spenser and Susan Silverman from the Spenser series by Robert B. Parker
“In this tale, Spenser is hired to find Kevin Bartlett, a missing 15-year-old boy, by the child’s parents. This novel introduces the detective’s longtime love interest, Susan Silverman.”
2. Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
“In Dashiell Hammett’s famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master’s most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.”
3. Tommy and Tuppence in Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
“Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure, so when they were asked to take over Blunt’s International Detective Agency, they leapt at the chance.”
4. Benjamin and Emily Winter from Winter in Chicago and Winter Gets Hot by David M. Hamlin
“Before dawn in January, 1975, Emily detours from her normal route to work in the newsroom of Chicago’s top pop rock station to investigate a crime scene. The police believe the body on the street is a suicide. Emily is stunned to discover that the dead woman is a dear friend since high school. With the help of an eclectic roster of news sources, WEL colleagues, and her eccentric husband Ben, Emily uncovers the full story in a remarkable confrontation which produces front page headlines and restores one life as it ruins another.”
“Chicago journalist Emily Winter is back. It’s Spring, 1977, and she’s the first reporter on the scene of a gruesome murder in the Chicago offices of CARD, a successful civic organization that investigates corruption in City Hall. As the case twists and turns, Emily draws on her journalistic instincts while relying on a large, entertaining roster of sources and allies including her beloved husband Ben.”
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