Who's your favourite fictional detective?

(164 Posts)
BurlingtonBertieFromBow Tue 04-Sep-12 17:11:31

I like Jackson Brodie in Kate Atkinson's books
Also Inspector Barnaby, George Smiley (does some detecting in A Murder of Quality) and Adam Dalgleish

headinhands Tue 04-Sep-12 17:16:17

Columbo each and every time grin

BelleCurve Tue 04-Sep-12 17:21:59

Mma Ramotswe as she is the No 1 Ladies detective

iseenodust Tue 04-Sep-12 17:25:08

VI Warshawski
Used to like a bit of Jim Rockford on TV (and my guilty secret is Monk on TV on dark wet winter afternoons).

freelancescientist Tue 04-Sep-12 18:33:21

Logan McRae (Stuart MacBride), Rebus, Charlie Parker (John Connolly) is my absolute fave. Loads actually.

Andromaca Tue 04-Sep-12 18:35:55

Ellery Queen and Charlie "Bird" Parker. Magnum P.I.

coffeeandwine Tue 04-Sep-12 18:37:17

Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly) and Hercule Poirot.
They have slightly different styles. grin

WyrdMother Tue 04-Sep-12 18:37:28

Lord Peter Wimsey.

thebestnamesaregone Tue 04-Sep-12 18:41:28

Albert Campion

DuchessofMalfi Tue 04-Sep-12 21:01:32

Stephanie Plum, Poirot (novels not the TV series - can't stand tv version).

TV - Magnum PI, Columbo, just old enough to remember Starsky & Hutch too.

UptoapointLordCopper Tue 04-Sep-12 22:01:59

Appleby. (Michael Innes novels. Far fetched and uses very long words but I LOVE it.)

Brices Tue 04-Sep-12 22:09:16

Has to be Sherlock

FuntimeFuschia Tue 04-Sep-12 22:50:07

Harry Hole

OlympiaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Sep-12 22:53:02

Paul temple

seeker Tue 04-Sep-12 22:53:15

Peter Wimsey, Gervase Fen, John Appleby, Adam Dalgliesh and Roderick Alleyn.

But I am ver' ver' old.

ArthurandGeorge Tue 04-Sep-12 22:55:25

Hercule Poirot and hs little grey cells do it for me!

SingingSands Tue 04-Sep-12 22:56:43

Rebus. Nobody else.

bruffin Tue 04-Sep-12 22:59:22

Sid Halley
Mme Ramotswe
Alex Delaware

Earthymama Tue 04-Sep-12 23:01:55

At this moment another vote for Lord Peter Wimsey as I have been listening to the serialisations on R4+
It is odd as I am Leftie radical!!

I love V I too and Kinsey Mahone (Sue Grafton), Inspector (Elizabeth George) and Merrily Watkins.!(Phil Rickman)

Earthymama Tue 04-Sep-12 23:02:27

Sam Vimes (Terry Pratchett)

seeker Tue 04-Sep-12 23:13:57

Oh, SingingSands reminds me of Alan Grant. How could I have forgotten him!

pearlgirl Tue 04-Sep-12 23:18:31

Inspector Banks (Peter Robinson),Inspector Lynley, Merrily Watkins and Simon Serrailler are my favourites atm.

ZacharyQuack Tue 04-Sep-12 23:55:46

Elvis Cole

LulaTheOneAndOnlyMrsPistorius Tue 04-Sep-12 23:59:44

Harry Bosch
DI Tom Thorne (Mark Billingham)
and, based on MN recommendations I have recently got into PC Grant and Inspector Nightingale in the Ben Aaronovitch books. Looking forward to the 3rd book in the series.

Trying to get into Bryant & May (another MN recommendation) but finding it a bit slow going

BusinessUnusual Wed 05-Sep-12 00:00:34

Lord Peter Wimsey
Alan Grant

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