For the first time, these married bestselling authors have teamed up to deliver two new gripping crime novellas.

"Still Life" is the title of a Santa Fe–set tale of murder in an art gallery. Wealthy Larry Olafson has made a lot of money, and quite a few enemies, during his career as a gallery owner. It will be up to detectives Darryl Two Moons and Steve Katz to sort through the clues to find the true motive and killer.

The second story, "In the Land of the Giants," is set in Boston and the world of college basketball. A promising young player is apparently gunned down in a nightclub after a contentious game, but is that really why Julius Van Breest was killed? This case hits too close to home for detectives Michael McCain and Dorothy Breton, as Dorothy's son also plays on the Boston Ferris basketball team.

When two powerhouse authors combine their considerable talents, you know you're in for a treat. The Kellermans deliver two intriguing cases, complete with compelling twists. (Oct., 256 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith