Detective Sidekicks

Every great literary detective deserves a stalwart sidekick. These mystery novels featuring detective duos are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Strangers by Mary Anna Evans
While arranging a historic preservation project at a St. Augustine bed-and-breakfast, archeologist Fay Longchamp and her husband Joe Wolf Mantooth investigate the murder of an employee’s abusive boyfriend.

The Final DetailThe Final Detail by Harlan Coben
Sports representative Myron Bolitar and his partner Win plunge into the bizarre case a murdered baseball star attempting a comeback.

The Wood Beyond by Reginald Hill
Yorkshire coppers Dalziel and Pascoe are called to investigate the discovery of some old bones found in a pit near a large pharmaceutical research laboratory.

GuiltGuilt by Jonathan Kellerman
Psychologist Alex Delaware helps LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis link the discovery of an infant’s body buried sixty years ago to the body of a young woman shot in the head in a nearby park.

Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers investigate the kidnapping of a friend’s little girl from an Italian marketplace.

Three Sisters by James D. Doss
Part-time tribal investigator Charlie Moon and his friend Colorado police Chief Scott Parris probe the vicious murder of a wealthy rancher’s daughter.

Celebrity in DeathCelebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
Aided by her billionaire husband Roarke, New York City Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the high-profile death of a young actress.

The Lamorna Wink by Martha Grimes
Detective Richard Jury and his aristocratic and eccentric friend Melrose Plant solve a string of disappearances and murders in Cornwall.

Hangman by Faye Kellerman
The search for a missing friend is interrupted when LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus are drawn into the suspicious death of a young health care worker.

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark
Private investigator Regan Reilly and her New York police officer husband Jack find something amiss when they visit old friends in California.

No Man's Nightingale : An Inspector Wexford NovelNo Man’s Nightingale by Ruth Rendell
Retired Chief Inspector Wexford joins his former deputy Detective Inspector Mike Burden to investigate the strangling death of a female Vicar.

Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood
When a series of blond, pregnant teens go missing from the Magdalene Laundry in 1929 Melbourne, Phryne Fisher and her secretary Dot uncover a dark plot.

Lost by Michael Robotham
Battling amnesia and under investigation by suspicious colleagues within his own department, Detective Vincent Ruiz turns to psychologist Joe O’Loughlin for help in piecing together clues that will unlock his memory.

Murder at the Lanterne RougeMurder at the Lanterne Rouge by Cara Black
Paris investigator Aimee Leduc must find her partner Rene’s missing new girlfriend.

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious Ramotswe and her associate Grace Makutsi come to the aid of a troubled orphan farm director and an assistant who has been wrongly accuse of a crime.

The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
At the end of The Great War, archeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson return to the Valley of the Kings where they are approached by a woman with a precious – and possibly cursed – gold statue.

Originally published on February 28, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.