Our favourite crime fighting duos

We've selected a few of our favourite fictional mystery-solving detective duos.

We've selected a few of our favourite fictional mystery-solving detective duos.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

When you think of the detective duos, you can’t help but think of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. Their personalities are like chalk and cheese, but it’s also what makes them one of our favourite partners in crime. In The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the sleuth and his faithful colleague solve a series of baffling and bizarre cases.

Split Second

Book cover for Split Second

Lies, secrets and deadly coincidences bring two discredited agents together in Split Second. King's career in the Secret Service ended after a small distraction resulted in the death of the presidential candidate he had been protecting; Michelle Maxwell's career stopped short when the presidential candidate under her protection was abducted from a funeral home. The similarity between the two cases can't be ignored and the crime-solving dynamic duo are determined to the bottom of what happened…

Insidious Intent

by Val McDermid

Book cover for Insidious Intent

There isn’t a more unique team than Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan. Psychologist Hill has spent years exploring the minds of the most violent criminals and Jordan is determined to make a name for herself with her fellow officers. In their latest case, Hill and Jordanowkr together to find a terrifying serial killer who picks up women at weddings... and then murders them.

Last Bus to Woodstock

Book cover for Last Bus to Woodstock

Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse is one of fiction’s most iconic detectives. Together with his faithful sidekick Sergeant Lewis, Morse uses his world-class deductive skills to solve crimes for the Thames Valley Police department. In Last Bus to Woodstock, the duo are on the hunt for a dangerous man... until all the obvious leads go cold.

What You Don't Know

by JoAnn Chaney

Not all relationships are perfect. Detectives Loren and Hoskins can hardly stand each other and their relationship is often prickly, but they work well together. And when you’re trying to solve one of the biggest serial killer cases of the decade, you need a partner who will push you to be a great detective.