Top Ten Tuesday- Dynamic duos

This week’s TTT theme is the intriguing Dynamic Duos and I had  fun with this one.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

My top ten Dynamic duos ( or trios) in no particular order.

Horowitz and Hawthorn (The first book in the series The Word is Murder) by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the famous Alex Rider series but also solves crime with a mysterious and deeply annoying ex-policeman, Hawthorne. Horowitz’s books in this series are funny ( Horowitz isn’t afraid to portray himself as the inexperienced amateur sleuth, with a cast of nice suspects, an in intriguing murder but the main attraction for me is the tetchy relationship between Hawthorne and Horowitz.

Aziraphale and Crowley ( Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman)

Aziraphale and Crowley have been enemies for millennia working for God and the Devil respectively, so of course, they become friends of a sort, enjoying a comfortable existence on earth. But then a child is born who will bring about the end of days who is placed under the careful guidance of Aziraphale and Crowley and they have managed to lose him.

Aziraphale and Crowley are like an old, married couple but amazingly incompetent despite their God-given gifts.

Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect ( Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)

Dent is the hapless human who somehow manages to hitch on a spaceship and escape the destruction of earth. He is joined by Ford, an alien journalist and they bumble their way through four books to solve the mystery of life.

The Bronte Sisters ( Red Monarch by Bella Ellis) My review here

A dynamic trio of Anne, Charlotte and Emily race to London to help their friend find her husband and end up embroiled in London’s seedy underworld. The sisters’ personalities compliment each other and they form an effective crime-fighting team.

Robin Blyth and Edwin Courcey ( A Marvellous Light by Freya Maske) My review here

Blyth is this civil servant reluctantly dragged into the world of magic and Courcey is his equally liaison to this world. They have to overcome their differences to solve the mystery of what happened to Robin’s predecessors and boy do they overcome their differences 

Michael Childs and Anaba ( Forging a Nightmare by Patricia Jackson) My review here

 Childs is an FBI agent who finds out he is a Nephilim and Anaba is the dead marine whose soul has been forged through hell to create a Nightmare, a powerful being dedicated to protecting Childs. Together they will save the world ( and argue while doing so,)

Hercule Poirot and Hastings by Agatha Christie

I don’t think I need to say more but what would Poirot have been without Hastings there to be his sounding board and to make him more likeable. The Poirot books without Hastings just wasn’t quite the same to me.

Csorwe and Tal (The Unspoken Name by A K Larkwood) My review here

Csorwe and Tal hate and dislike each other right from the start but they have to work together to help the man they are loyal to. But they get the job done.

Jack Winston and Riley ( The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M Stephen) review

I enjoyed this strange pairing between A Detective in the past and an archivist in present times who solve a murder by communicating through a special journal despite being in different times.

Rune Saint John and Brand ( The Last Sun) by K D Edwards my review here

The friendship and affection between the last scion of a powerful family and his bodyguard formed the heart of this urban fantasy set in a city called New Atlantis 

Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis ( The Alex Delaware series of books by Jonathan Kellerman)

I’ve been reading this series for at least 20 years if not more and I still love the dynamic between Psychologist Delaware and detective Sturgis and their ability to solve the most complicated crime.

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23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- Dynamic duos

  1. I do enjoy reading Poirot books that have Hastings in them. In many ways, Hastings feels like Poirot’s Watson.
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