and Maggie Hill
Created by Melodie Johnson Howe
"If you've missed the old Nero Wolfe, try this superb switch as two females replace Nero and Archie." That's the recommendation of The Hartford Courant (see? I read 'em all!), and for once, this is a backcover blurb that pretty much nails it.
The two females in question are CLAIRE CONRAD, an eccentric psychotherapist and private detective, and smartass assistant MAGGIE HILL who plays Archie to Claire's Nero.
The duet's debut, 1989's The Mother Shadow, was nominated for an Edgar. Fun, witty, stylish. Check 'em out!