Connie and Steve Barton
Created by Kelley Roos (pseudonym of William and Audrey Roos)

Roos, best known for their happily married husband-and-wife amateur sleuths Haila and Jeff Troy experimented with another married detective team, CONNIE AND STEVE BARTON, who appeared in only one novel, 1956's The Blonde Died Dancing.

The novel is actually an expanded version of a short story called "Dancing Death" that appeared way back in 1948 in American Magazine, which featured the Troys. "The Blonde Died Dancing" was eventually filmed in France as Do You Want to Dance With Me? (1959) and starred Brigitte Bardot.

.I haven't been able to get my hands on either the novel or the film, so I'm still not sure if Connie and Steve are P.I.s or not, but Roos did write an actual P.I. novel later in their career, Murder on Martha's Vineyard, featuring private eye Timothy O'Hara.

Kelley Roos was actually the joint pseudonym of husband-and-wife writing team, William and Audrey Roos, who combined his last name with her maiden name to come up with their pen name.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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