Top 10 Detectives in Literature of the All Time

It is always interesting to read a detective novel as they opens the horizons and makes us keen to know how they solve the cases, while reading the novels, we also start living with the character and tries to solve the cases. There are many famous fictional detective characters.

Here is a list of top 10 detectives in literature

10.  Hardy Boys

Hardy Boys

The hardy boys are one of the famous detectives in literature. This book was published in 1927. The boys are always around their father and are always ready to help them to solve cases and they do it with great perfection. It is one of the books that everyone when young has read it. The thrills that they give while solving a case is really interesting and entertaining.

9. Philip Marlowe

Philip Marlowe

Philip Marlowe is one of the famous detectives in literature. A fictional character created by an American Author Raymond Chandler. He has written several detective books. Philip has a charm, and the grace to solve the crime cases. Philip in all the novels in a smoker and drunkard and enjoys his life and has a style. He lives in Los Angeles.

8. Inspector Roderick Alleyn

Inspector Roderick Alleyn

Inspector Roderick Alleyn is a Scottish Detective, who solves the murder mysteries happening around him. Ngaio Marsh who is from New Zealand creates him. Most of his stories end with a real murder, which excites the readers and gives them a perspective. The local journalist is like his partner who tries to help in the investigation.

7. Miss Marple

Miss Marple

Miss Marple a famous detective in literature, a creation of Agatha Christie. Miss Marple is an old character that has an amazing sense of solving the mysterious crimes. She can be very annoying at times, especially to the police officers. She believes in intuition and psychology and she can solve the cases just by that. Interesting.

6. Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew is one of the most famous detectives in literature and is created by Edward Stratmeyer. The novels are mysterious and Nancy the famous detective tries to solve the cases. She assists her father who is an attorney and she is always interested in knowing the case and is always keen to solve the unsolved case. There have been many films made on this character. It is indeed famous.

5. Lord Peter Wimsey

Lord Peter Wimsey

Lord Peter Wimsey is one of the famous detectives in literature. This character is created by the British Author Dorothy L. Sayers. He is a very poise detective, and solves the case in humanly manner without hurting anyone, but if something happens to his family, he will surely go a step forward. A famous Series was also made in Lord Peter Wimsey, which was aired on BBC.

4. Sam Spade

Sam Spade

Sam Spade is a private detective and also one of the most famous detectives in Literature. Sam Spade is the main character in the novels of Dashiell Hammett. He is an interesting character and loves to solves the cases in his own charm and style. He is cynical but does his work well and makes sure to work and perform all his duties properly.

3. V.I. Warshawski

V.I. Warshawski

V.I. Warshawski is one of the famous detectives in literature. She is the creation of Sara Paretsky. Commonly known as Vic, she is smart and a sexy woman. Always well dressed and carries an attitude. She solves the cases and tries to cover the wrong doings of the businessman and politicians. A lover of baseball and football. Vic is one of the most famous detective characters in fiction.

2. Nick and Nora Charles

Nick and Nora Charles

Nick and Nora Charles are the famous detectives in literature, who are created by Dashiell Hammett. They are very famous and they have solved many mysterious cases. They are a very smart couple and have inspired a lot of couples around the world.

1. Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous detective in literature. This amazing, extravagant character was created by Sir Arthur Caonan Doyle. He has written four novels, which conspires of 56 short stories and detective cases. The character Sherlock is amazingly smart and his partner Watson is equally interesting. This is a famous character known in the world and a famous TV show has been made on him and a movie as well.

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