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Adams detective of Coronado 9

Dan Adams

A former United States Navy intelligence officer turned private detective in the TV series Coronado 9

Portrayed by Rod Cameron.  Directed by Dann Cahn

TV series: 1960-1961.

Addison detective of Moonlighting

David Addison
(with Mattie Hayes)

A fast-talking P.I. who partners with Mattie in the TV series Moonlighting

Portrayed by Bruce Willis.  Created by Glenn Gordon Caron

TV series: 1985-1989.

Archer detective of Harper

Lew Archer
(renamed to Harper in movies)

An often world-weary P.I. working in Southern California in books, a TV series and movies such as Harper

Portrayed by Paul Newman.  Book written by Ross MacDonald

Books: 1949-1976.

TV series: 1975.

Movies: 1966, 1974, 1975.

Bailey detective of 77 Sunset Strip

Stuart Bailey
with partner Jeff Spencer

Two private detectives and former government secret agents with an office on Sunset Strip in LA in the TV series 77 Sunset Strip

Bailey portrayed by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Spencer portrayed by Roger Smith.  Created by Roy Huggins

TV series: 1958-1964.

Barton detective of Dick Barton: Special Agent

Dick Barton

An ex-Commando who solved all sorts of crimes in the radio series, movies and the TV series Dick Barton: Special Agent

Portrayed by Tony Vogel.  Produced by Raymond Raikes and others

Radio series: 1946-1951.

Movies: 1948, 1949, 1950.

TV series: 1979.

Beresford detective of Partners in Crime

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford

A typical upper middle class couple in novels, short stories and in the TV series Partners in Crime

TV portrayal of Tommy by David Walliams, of Tuppence by Jessica .  Created by Agatha Christie

Novels: 1922-1973.

TV series: 2015.

Blackie detective of Meet Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

A reformed jewel thief in movies such as Meet Boston Blackie

Portrayed by Chester Morris.  Written by Jack Boyle

Movie: 1918-1949.

Boxer detective of Rosemary and Thyme

Rosemary Boxer
(with Laura Thyme)

A gardening detective in British TV series Rosemary and Thyme

Portrayed by Felicity Kendal.  Created by Brian Eastman

TV series: 2003-2007.

Bradley detective of The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries

Beatrice Adela Bradley

A widowed socialite in the novel series and British TV series The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries

Portrayed by Diana Rigg.  Created by Gladys Mitchell

Novels: 1929-1975.

TV series: 1999-2000.

Brodie detective of Case Histories

Jackson Brodie

A tough former soldier and policeman in several novels and the TV series Case Histories

TV portrayed by Jason Isaacs..  Created by Kate Atkinson

Novels: 2004-2010.

TV series: 2011-2013.

Brown detective of Father Brown

Father Brown

A Catholic priest in several media including the TV series Father Brown

Portrayed by Mark Williams.  Created by G. K. Chesterton

TV series: 1974, 2013.

Burma detective of Nestor Burma

Nestor Burma

French private detective in a series of books and the TV series Nestor Burma

Portrayed by Guy Marchand.  Created by Léo Malet

Books: 1943-1983.

TV series: 1991.

Cadfael detective of Cadfael

Brother Cadfael

An early 12th-century monk in the novel series and TV series Cadfael

Portrayed by Derek Jacobi.  Created by Ellis Peters also known as Edith Pargeter

Novels: 1977-1994.

TV series: 1994-1998.

Campion detective of Campion

Albert Campion

An aristocrat in the early 20th century in several novels and the TV series Campion

TV portrayal by Peter Davidson..  Created by Margery Allingham

Novels: 1930-1965.

TV series: 1989-1990.

Casey detective of Casey, Crime Photographer

Jack Casey

A photographer who helps the police solve crimes in books, movies, radio, and the TV series Casey, Crime Photographer

Portrayed by Richard Carlye .  Created by George Harmon Coxe

Books: 1942-1964.

Movies: 1936, 1938.

TV series: 1951-1952.

Caution detective of La môme vert de gris

Lemmy Caution

Witty, crafty womanizing private detective in the book series and French movies such as La môme vert de gris

Portrayed by Eddie Constantine.  Created by Peter Cheyney

Books: 1936-1945.

Movies: 1953-1991.

Charles detective of The Thin Man

Nick and Nora Charles

An alcoholic former private detective and a wealthy heiress in the novel and several movie adaptations such as The Thin Man

Movie portrayal of Nick by William Powell.  Created by Dashiell Hammett

Novel: 1934.

Movies: 1934-1947.

TV series: 1957-1959.

Chase detective of 21 Beacon Street

Dennis Chase

Private investigator who would pass each case to the police after solving the crime in the TV series 21 Beacon Street

Portrayed by Dennis Morgan.  Produced by Al Simon

TV series: 1959.

Corey detective of Checkmate

Don Corey
(with partners Jed Sills and Dr. Carl Hyatt)

Owner of a detective agency named Checkmate, Inc. in San Francisco in the TV series Checkmate

Portrayed by Anthony George, with partners Doug McClure and Sebastian Cabot.  Created by Eric Ambler

TV series: 1960-1962.

Creek detective of Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek

A creative consultant to a magician in the British TV series Jonathan Creek

Portrayed by Alan Davies.  Written by David Renwick

TV series: 1997-2004.

Cross detective of Along Came a Spider

Alex Cross

Even tempered psychologist and former FBI agent in several books and movies such as Along Came a Spider

Portrayed by Morgan Freeman.  Created by James Patterson

Books: 1993-2014.

Movies: 1997, 2001.

Diamond detective of Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond

A former police officer and a hard-boiled private detective in the TV series Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Portrayed by David Janssen.  Written by Blake Edwards

TV series: 1957-1960.

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Drew detective of Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

Nancy Drew

A young teenager, then young woman in several novel series including Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

Portrayed in the 2007 movie by Emma Roberts.  Created by Edward Stratemeyer

Novels: 1930-2003, 2002-2012.


Drummond detective of Calling Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond

A gentleman adventurer in novels, short stories, and several movies including Calling Bulldog Drummond

Portrayed by Ronald Coleman.  Created by H. C. McNeile

Novels: 1920-1969.

Short stories: 1937.

Movies: 1922-1969.

Dupin detective of The Murders in the Rue Morgue

C. Auguste Dupin

An upper class gentleman appearing in stories by such as The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Image here as depicted in the comic The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  Created by Edgar Allan Poe

Novels: 1841,1842, 1844.

Fell detective of The Man Who Could Not Shudder

Dr Gideon Fell

A lexicographer and drinker in a series of novels such as The Man Who Could Not Shudder

Image cropped from the book cover.  Created by John Dickson Carr

Novels: 1933-1967.

Feluda detective of Sonar Kella

(aka Prodosh Chandra Mitra)

An Indian detective of Bengali origin in novels and movies such as Sonar Kella

Portrayed in 1974 movie by Soumitra Chatterjee.  Created by Satyajit Ray

Novels: 1966-1997.

Movies: 1974-2014.

Fidelma detective of Sister Fidelma Mysteries

Sister Fidelma

A Celtic nun in the middle of the 7th century who solves mysteries in the book series Sister Fidelma Mysteries

Image cropped from book cover for Suffer Little Children.  Created by Berresford Ellis, aka Peter Tremayne

Books: 1994-2015.

Fisher detective of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Phryne Fisher

A wealthy aristocrat in a series of novels the TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Portrayed by Essie Davis.  Created by Kerry Greenwood and others

Novels: 1989-2008.

TV series: 2012-.

Fletcher detective of Murder She Wrote

Jessica Fletcher

A widowed writer residing in Cabot Cove, Maine in the TV series Murder She Wrote

Portrayed by Angela Lansbury.  Written by William Link and Richard Levin

TV series: 1984-1996.

Garrett detective of Old Tin Sorrows


A P.I. in a fantasy universe with his partner, the Dead Man, in a series of novels such as Old Tin Sorrows

Image cropped from the book cover .  Created by Glen Cook

Novels: 1987-2013.

Gently detective of Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently
(real name is Svlad Cjelli)

a "holistic detective" and psychic in the book series and TV series Dirk Gently

Portrayed by Stephen Mangan.  Created by Douglas Adams

Books: 1987, 1988, 2002.

TV series: 2010, 2012.

Gray detective of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Cordelia Gray

A shy young woman who inherited a detective agency in two novels and several TV series including An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Portrayed by Helen_Baxendale .  Created by P. D. James

Novels: 1972, 1982.

TV series: 1997-2001.

Gunn detective of Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn

A sophisticated, well-dressed P.I. in the TV series Peter Gunn

Portrayed by Craig Stevens.  Created by Blake Edwards

TV series: 1958-1961.

Guster detective of Psych

Burton Guster
(with Shawn Spencer)

Shawn's partner in the TV series Psych

Portrayed by Dule Hill.  Created by Steve Franks

TV series: 2006-2014.

Hammer detective of Mike Hammer, Private Eye

Mike Hammer

A P.I. who doesn't shy away from violence in the series of novels, movies, and several TV series such as Mike Hammer, Private Eye

Portrayed on TV by Stacy Keach.  Created by Mickey Spillaine

Novels: 1947-2014.

Movies: 1952-2003.

TV series: 1958-19471960,1984-1987,1998-1998.

Hardy detective of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

Frank and Joe Hardy
(The Hardy Boys)

Teenage brothers and amateur detectives in a series of books and a TV series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

Portrayed by Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy.  Created by

Books: 1929-present.

TV series: 1974-1977.

Hart detective of Hart to Hart

Jonathan and Jennifer Hart

A millionaire couple in the TV series Hart to Hart

Portrayed by Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers.  Created by Sidney Sheldon

TV series: 1979-1984.

Hayes detective of Moonlighting

Madelyn "Maddie" Hayes
(with David Addison)

A clever former model who owns a detective agency in the TV series Moonlighting

Portrayed by Cybill Shepherd.  Created by Glenn Gordon Caron

TV series: 1985-1989.

Holmes-1 detective of The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes-1

A renowned detective in four novels, 56 short stories, and many movies including The Hound of the Baskervilles

Portrayed in the 1983 movie by Ian Richardson.  Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Novels: 1887-1915.

Short stories: 1891-1927.

Movies: many.

TV series: many.

Holmes-2 detective of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes-2

A renowned detective in adaptations on stage and radio, in TV series, and movies, including Sherlock Holmes

Portrayed in the 2009 movie by Robert Downey Jr..  Directed by Guy Ritchie

Movies: 1900 and on.

TV movies and series: 1951 and on.

Holmes-3 detective of Elementary

Sherlock Holmes-3
(with Joan Watson)

A modern-day version of the famous detective in the TV series Elementary

Portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller.  Created by Robert Doherty

TV series: 2012-.

Irish detective of Jack Irish: Bad Debts

Jack Irish

A former criminal lawyer turned P.I. in the three Australian TV movies inclucing Jack Irish: Bad Debts

Portrayed by Guy Pearce.  Created by Peter Temple

Books: 1996-2003.

TV movies: 2012, 2013.

Jane detective of The Mentalist

Patrick Jane

A con artist and police consultant in the TV series The Mentalist

Portrayed by Simon Baker.  Created by Bruno Heller

TV series: 2008-2015.

Jones detective of Barnaby Jones

Barnaby Jones

A private eye who comes out retirement after his son is murdered in the TV series Barnaby Jones

Portrayed by Buddy Ebsen.  Developed by Edward Hume

TV series: 1970-1983.

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Little detective of Dog on It

Bernie Little

A down-on-his-luck P.I. in the series of novels beginning with Dog on It

Image from 2015 book cover of Bernie's canine companion.  Created by Spencer Quinn, aka Peter Abrahams

Novels: 2009-2014.

Lockhart detective of The Shadow in the North

Sally Lockhart

A teen-age girl in the novel series and TV movies such as The Shadow in the North

Portrayed by Billie Piper.  Created by Philip Pullman

Novels: 1872-1882.

Movie: 2006,2007.

Lupin detective of Arsène Lupin

Arsène Lupin

Gentleman thief and master of disguise in books, stage, comics, numerous movies, and several TV series including the French show Arsène Lupin

Portrayed by Georges Descrières.  Created by Mauraice Leblanc

Books: 1907-2012.

Movies: 1908-2011.

TV series: 1971-2007.

Magnum detective of Magnum, P.I.

Thomas Magnum

A private eye living a luxurious life in Hawaii in the TV series Magnum, P.I.

Portrayed by Tom Selleck.  Created by Donald P. Bellisario

TV series: 1980-1988.

Mannix detective of Mannix

Joe Mannix

An even tempered P.I. and former POW in the TV series Mannix

Portrayed by Mike Connors.  Created by Richard Levinson and Willam Link

TV series: 1967-1975.

Marlowe detective of The Big Sleep

Philip Marlowe

A wisecracking, hard-drinking, tough P.I. in novels, TV series, and movies including The Big Sleep

Portrayed in the 1978 movie by Robert Mitchum.  Created by Raymond Chandler

Novels: 1939-1989.

Movies: 1942-1978.

TV series: 1959-1960, 1983-1986.

Marple detective of 4.50 from Paddington

Miss Marple

An old spinster is of independent means in a novels series, movies and TV series including 4.50 from Paddington

Portrayed in movies by Margaret Rutherford.  Created by Agatha Christie

Novels: 1930-1976.

Movies: 1961-1964.

TV series: 1984-1992, 2004-2013.

Mars detective of Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

A school girl whose father is a private detective in the TV series Veronica Mars

Portrayed by Kristin Bell.  Created by Rob Thomas

TV series: 2004-2007.

Movie: 2014.

Matula detective of Ein Fall für zwei (A Case for Two)

Josef Matula

A former police officer who becomes a private detective working with a defense attorney in the German TV series Ein Fall für zwei (A Case for Two)

Portrayed by Claus Theo Gärtner.  Created by Karl Heinz Willschrei

TV series: 1981-2013.

McGraw detective of Meet McGraw

(no first name mentioned)

Hard-hitting detective in the TV series Meet McGraw

Portrayed by Frank Lovejoy.  Written by Blake Edwards

TV series: 1957-1958.

Midnight detective of Johnny Midnight

Johnny Midnight

New York City actor turned private detective in the TV series Johnny Midnight

Portrayed by Edmond O'Brien.  Produced by Jack Chertok

TV series: 1960.

Millhone detective of "H" is for Homicide

Kinsey Millhone

A tough-talking former cop, P.I. in the alphabet mysteries series of novels including "H" is for Homicide

Image from the cover of a Spanish edition of the novel..  Created by Sue Grafton

Novels: 1982-2015.

Monk detective of Monk

Adrian Monk

A brilliant police consultant with obsessive compulsive disorder in the TV series Monk

Portrayed by Tony Shalhoub.  Created by Andy Breckman

TV series: 2002?2009.

Nash detective of The Dain Curse

Hamilton Nash
(aka The Continental Op)

A master of deceit in the 36 short stories and two novels and the TV series The Dain Curse

Portrayed by James Coburn..  Created by Dashiell Hammett

Short stories: 1923-1927.

Novels: 1929.

TV series: 1978.

Peabody detective of The Curse of the Pharaohs

Amelia Peabody

A rich Egyptologist in the novels series including The Curse of the Pharaohs

Image cropped from first edition cover.  Created by Elizabeth Peters

Novels: 1975-2006.

Poirot detective of Agatha Christie's Poirot

Hercule Poirot

A dignified and meticulous Belgian detective in novels, short stories, movies and TV including Agatha Christie's Poirot

Portrayed in the British TV series by David Suchet.  Created by Agatha Christie

Novels: 1926-1975.

Movies: 1931-1986.

TV series: 1989-2013.

Queen detective of The Adventures of Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen

A mystery writer and editor of a magazine in novels, movies, and several TV series including The Adventures of Ellery Queen

Portrayed in the 1975 TV series by Jim HuttonGhost writers as Ellery Queen

Novels: 1929-1971.

TV series:1950-1952, 1954-1956, 1975-1976.

Movies: 1940-1942.

Randall detective of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

Jeff Randall

A womanizing P.I. in the British TV series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

Portrayed by Mike Pratt.  Created by Dennis Spooner

TV series: 1969-1970.

Randolph detective of Bourbon Street Beat

Rex Randolph
with partner Cal Calhoun

Couple of PIs with an office above the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans' French Quarter in the TV series Bourbon Street Beat

Randolph portrayed by Richard Long and Calhoun portrayed by Andrew Duggan.  Created by Charles Hoffman

TV series: 1959-1960.

Robicheaux detective of The Electric Mist

Dave Robicheaux

Former New Orleans officer and recovering alcoholic in the book series and two movies including The Electric Mist

Portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones.  Created by James Lee Burke

Books: 1987-2013.

Movies: 1996,2009.

Rockford detective of The Rockford Files

Jim Rockford

A veteran and peace-loving P.I. in the TV series The Rockford Files

Portrayed by James GarnerRoy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell

TV series: 1974-80.

Rouletabille detective of The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Joseph Rouletabille

A journalist in several movies and a novel series starting with The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Portrayed in the 1949 French movie by Serge Reggiani.  Created by Gaston Leroux

Novels: 1907-1923.

Movies: 1913-2005.

Ryder detective of Riptide

Nick Ryder
(and his partners Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky)

Three buddies and their boat-based detective agency in the TV series Riptide

Portrayed by Joe Penny, Perry King, and Thom Bray.  Created by Frank Lupo and Stephen Cannell

TV series: 1983-1986.

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Shaft detective of Shaft

John Shaft

A black P.I. in the style of James Bond in three movies beginning with Shaft

Portrayed by Richarad Roundtree.  Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman

Movies: 1971,1972, 1973.

Shayne detective of Michael Shayne, Private Detective

Michael Shayne

Detective in old style, gathering suspects in one place and naming the murderer, in a series of books, TV series, and several movies such as Michael Shayne, Private Detective

Portrayed in the movies by Lloyd Noland.  Created by Brett Halliday

Books: 1939-1958.

Movies: 1940-1946.

TV series: 1960-1961.

Simon detective of Simon & Simon

Rick Simon
(and brother A.J.)

Brother detectives with contrasting ways in the TV series Simon & Simon

Portrayed by Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker.  Created by Philip DeGuere

TV series: 1981-1989.

Smith detective of China Smith

China Smith

A tough, shrewd, charming, and disreputable private eye in Singapore in the TV series China Smith

Portrayed by Dan Duryea.  Written by Jack Laird and Robert C. Dennis

TV series: 1952-1955.

Spade detective of The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade

A hard and shifty P.I. in a novel, short stories, and movies, including The Maltese Falcon

Portrayed in the 1941 movie by Humphrey Bogart.  Created by Dashiell Hammett

Novel: 1930.

Short stories: 1932.

Movies: 1931-1978.

Spencer detective of Psych

Shawn Spencer
(with Burton Guster)

A wise-cracking sleuth in the TV series Psych

Portrayed by James Roday.  Created by Steve Franks

TV series (2006-2014).

Spenser detective of Spenser: For Hire


A smart-mouthed tough P.I. in novels, movies and the TV series Spenser: For Hire

Portrayed by in the TV series Robert Urich.  Created by Robert B. Parker

Novels: 1973-2014.

TV series: 1985-1988.

Movies: 1999, 2000, 2001.

Staccato detective of Johnny Staccato

Johnny Staccato

A jazz pianist and private detective in the TV series Johnny Staccato

Portrayed by John Cassavetes.  Produced by Everett Chambers

TV series: 1959-1960.

Steele detective of Remmington Steele

Remington Steele

A former thief and con man hired to be a front P.I. in the TV series Remmington Steele

Portrayed by Pierce Brosnan.  Created by Robert Butler

TV series: 1982-1987.

Stone detective of Benefit of the Doubt

Jesse Stone

Former baseball shortstop and homicide detective in the book series and several movies, such as Benefit of the Doubt

Portrayed by Tom Selleck.  Created by Robert B. Parker

Books: 1997-2015.

Movies: 2005-2012.

Styles detective of Jake and the Fatman

Jake Styles

An investigator working with a fat prosecutor in the TV series Jake and the Fatman

Portrayed by Joe Penny.  Created by Dean Hargrove and Joel Steiger

TV series: 1987-1992.

Tanna detective of Vega$

Dan Tanna

A private detective and Vietnam War vet whose clients include the owner of multiple hotel casinos in Las Vegas. Vega$

Portrayed by Robert Urich.  Created by Michael Mann

TV series: 1978-1981.

Thorndyke detective of The Case of Oscar Brodski

Dr. John Thorndyke

A medical doctor and forensic specialist in a series of novels and short stories and TV series including The Case of Oscar Brodski

Portrayed in the 1964 TV series by Peter Copley.  Created by R. Austin Freeman

Novels: 1907-1942.

Thyme detective of Rosemary and Thyme

Laura Thyme
(with Rosemary Boxer)

A gardening detective in the British TV series Rosemary and Thyme

Portrayed by Felicity Kendal.  Created by Brian Eastman

TV series: 2003-2007.

Vance detective of The Kennel Murder Case

Philo Vance

An aristocrat of unusual culture and brilliance in novels and movies including The Kennel Murder Case

Portrayed in the 1933 movie by William Powell.  Created by S. S. Van Dine


Movies: 1929-1947.

Wainthropp detective of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Hetty Wainthropp

A retired working-class woman in the British TV series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Portrayed by Patricia Routledge.  Created by David Cook

TV series: 1996-1998.

Warshawski detective of V.I. Warshawski

V. I. Warshawski

A lean and athletic female P.I. appearing novels, short stories, and the movie V.I. Warshawski

Portrayed in the movie by Kathleen Turner.  Created by Sara Paretsky

Novels: 1982-2013.

Movie: 1991.

Watson detective of Elementary

Joan Watson
(with Sherlock Holmes-3)

Holmes' former sobriety companion turned detective in the TV series Elementary

Portrayed by Lucy Liu.  Created by Robert Doherty

TV series: 2012-.

West detective of Honey West

Honey West

A detective and ocelot owner who communicates with her partner via a radio hidden in her lipstick case in a book series and the TV series Honey West

Portrayed by Anne Francis.  Created by Gloria and Forest Fickling

Books: 1957-1972.

TV series: 1965-1966.

Wild detective of Charlie Wild, Private Detective

Charlie Wild

A private detective in the TV series Charlie Wild, Private Detective

Portrayed by John McQuade.  Written by Peter Barry

TV series: 1950-1952.

Wimsey detective of Strong Poison

Lord Peter Wimsey

A wealthy English gentleman in a series of novels, short stories and TV series including Strong Poison

Portrays in the TV 1987 series by Edward Petherbridge.  Created by Dorothy L. Sayers

Novels: 1923-2014.

TV series: 1972-1975, 1987.

Wolfe detective of A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Nero Wolfe

An armchair detective in novels, short stories, movies, radio, and several TV series including A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Portrayed in the 2001 TV series by Maury Chaykin.  Created by Rex Stout

Novels: 1934-1985.

Movies: 1936, 1937.

TV series: 1981, 2001-2003.

The number of detectives in this listing is 90

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Adams, of 'Coronado 9'
Addison, of 'Moonlighting'
Archer, of 'Harper'
Bailey, of '77 Sunset Strip'
Barton, of 'Dick Barton: Special Agent'
Beresford, of 'Partners in Crime'
Blackie, of 'Meet Boston Blackie'
Boxer, of 'Rosemary and Thyme'
Bradley, of 'The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries'
Brodie, of 'Case Histories'
Brown, of 'Father Brown'
Burma, of 'Nestor Burma'
Cadfael, of 'Cadfael'
Campion, of 'Campion'
Casey, of 'Casey, Crime Photographer'
Caution, of 'La môme vert de gris'
Charles, of 'The Thin Man'
Chase, of '21 Beacon Street'
Corey, of 'Checkmate'
Creek, of 'Jonathan Creek'
Cross, of 'Along Came a Spider'
Diamond, of 'Richard Diamond, Private Detective'
Drew, of 'Nancy Drew Mystery Stories'
Drummond, of 'Calling Bulldog Drummond'
Dupin, of 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'
Fell, of 'The Man Who Could Not Shudder'
Feluda, of 'Sonar Kella'
Fidelma, of 'Sister Fidelma Mysteries'
Fisher, of 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries'
Fletcher, of 'Murder She Wrote'
Garrett, of 'Old Tin Sorrows'
Gently, of 'Dirk Gently'
Gray, of 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman'
Gunn, of 'Peter Gunn'
Guster, of 'Psych '
Hammer, of 'Mike Hammer, Private Eye'
Hardy, of 'The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries'
Hart, of 'Hart to Hart'
Hayes, of 'Moonlighting'
Holmes-1, of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles '
Holmes-2, of 'Sherlock Holmes '
Holmes-3, of 'Elementary '
Irish, of 'Jack Irish: Bad Debts'
Jane, of 'The Mentalist'
Jones, of 'Barnaby Jones'
Little, of 'Dog on It'
Lockhart, of 'The Shadow in the North'
Lupin, of 'Arsène Lupin'
Magnum, of 'Magnum, P.I.'
Mannix, of 'Mannix'
Marlowe, of 'The Big Sleep'
Marple, of '4.50 from Paddington'
Mars, of 'Veronica Mars'
Matula, of 'Ein Fall für zwei (A Case for Two)'
McGraw, of 'Meet McGraw'
Midnight, of 'Johnny Midnight'
Millhone, of '"H" is for Homicide'
Monk, of 'Monk'
Nash, of 'The Dain Curse'
Peabody, of 'The Curse of the Pharaohs'
Poirot, of 'Agatha Christie's Poirot'
Queen, of 'The Adventures of Ellery Queen'
Randall, of 'Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)'
Randolph, of 'Bourbon Street Beat'
Robicheaux, of 'The Electric Mist'
Rockford, of 'The Rockford Files'
Rouletabille, of 'The Mystery of the Yellow Room'
Ryder, of 'Riptide'
Shaft, of 'Shaft'
Shayne, of 'Michael Shayne, Private Detective'
Simon, of 'Simon & Simon'
Smith, of 'China Smith'
Spade, of 'The Maltese Falcon'
Spencer, of 'Psych '
Spenser, of 'Spenser: For Hire'
Staccato, of 'Johnny Staccato'
Steele, of 'Remmington Steele '
Stone, of 'Benefit of the Doubt'
Styles, of 'Jake and the Fatman'
Tanna, of 'Vega$'
Thorndyke, of 'The Case of Oscar Brodski'
Thyme, of 'Rosemary and Thyme'
Vance, of 'The Kennel Murder Case'
Wainthropp, of 'Hetty Wainthropp Investigates'
Warshawski, of 'V.I. Warshawski'
Watson, of 'Elementary'
West, of 'Honey West'
Wild, of 'Charlie Wild, Private Detective'
Wimsey, of 'Strong Poison'
Wolfe, of 'A Nero Wolfe Mystery'