Two of my favorite movie detectives are men who pass over a good woman for a woman who is…“complicated.”
. . . And in effect, they threw their lives away.
For the “We Love Detectives” blogathon, let me not make it a personal psychotherapy session with twisted detectives, and just go the traditional route: a detective who solves murders ~ ( and not becomes a crime to himself ) ~ with the help of his very capable assistant.
That detective is ELLERY QUEEN.