Best Fictional Detectives

Who are the coolest, smartest, most interesting, most compelling detectives in fiction?
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46 books · 12 voters · list created September 10th, 2010 by Sara Gran (votes) .
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Sara 136 books
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Michelle 2692 books
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Austin 54 books
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Michael 53 books
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Jamie 10 books
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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 09, 2013 06:42PM) (new)

I was surprised that none of the favorites(or at least my favorites were on here)
Here are my favorite detectives:

1: Sherlock Holmes
2: C. Auguste Dupin
3: Adrian Monk
4: Jules Maigret
5: Father Brown
6: Hercule Poirot
7: Judge Dee
8: Brother Cadfael
9: Charlie Chan
10: Father Matteo
11: Miss Marple( I don't really care for here but I know many who think she is the greatest)

I could go on, most of those I have read at least one book or short story or seen many of the tv adaptations. Yes A very self indulgent list, but honestly isn't the very idea of this website self indulgent? Not that I'm complaining, I love it.


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