Monday, March 28, 2016

Brothers in Fiction

Although they are referred to as "cousins" the two scary guys in BREAKING BAD and now BETTER CALL SAUL are actually brothers. In real life and on the show.

Other than the Hardy Boys and the Holmes' brothers, are there other sets of brothers in crime fiction? Or is it sisters that seem more dominant?


Margot Kinberg said...

Teresa Solana's two protagonists (they're a PI team) are brothers. Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller are half-brothers. And there are lots of brothers who figure into crime fiction in other ways, too (i.e. they're not sleuths).

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Hap always calls Leonard his "brother" or "brother from another mother."

Then there were the MAVERICK brothers.

Um, can't think of anything offhand. Maybe after coffee.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, Maverick, yes. Margot can always come up with an answer. She's so knowledgeable.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Good one, Margot. I forgot that Connelly connection.

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember these characters from Breaking Bad. great bad guys

J F Norris said...

BOOKS: Harry Houdini and Theo Weiss (Hardeen) in three books by Daniel Stashower,
Otto “Big Red” Amlingmeyer and Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer in the series by Steven Hockensmith, Spike Tracy and his brother Richard (the Manhattan D.A.) in the books by Harriette Ashbrook

TV: Charlie and Don Eppes in NUMBERS, SIMON & SIMON, the numerous "Castor" clones in ORPHAN BLACK

MOVIES: three movies based on the lives of the Kray Brothers

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, the Krays. How could I forget that.
Does Bonanza count?