Who's your favourite fictional detective?

(103 Posts)
Thurlow Fri 13-Sep-13 14:36:27

Jack Caffrey <swoon>

And good old cheap beer drinking, football loving, curry eating Tom Thorne.

Who's your favourite? And if I like those two, what else might I enjoy?

PeerMon Fri 13-Sep-13 20:51:24

Harry Hole.

Luther (be still my beating heart)

SantanaLopez Fri 13-Sep-13 20:53:17

Montalbano for meeeee

Greydog Fri 13-Sep-13 20:54:19

Montalbano! Lord Peter Wimsey, and Marlowe "shop soiled Galahad"

TammyandJune Fri 13-Sep-13 20:57:29

Maddie and David from Moonlighting - aah the chemistry

MrsRandom78 Fri 13-Sep-13 20:59:07

Fight you for him OneHolyCow - John Hannah was soooo far away from the Rebus in my head!

CaurnieBred Fri 13-Sep-13 21:00:21

I like Eve Dallas in the books by JD Robb - just gone back and am reading them all from the start.

Also like Bob Skinner by Quintin Jardine and Logan McRae by Stuart MacBride (going back to my Scottish roots here).

Thurlow Fri 13-Sep-13 21:02:00

Nah, RDJ never did it for me, and nor did those films.

So what should I be reading? What's like Caffrey and Thorne (but preferably without scaring me shitless as Hayder does)

Chubfuddler Fri 13-Sep-13 21:03:50

Poirot, then marple then morse.

trice Fri 13-Sep-13 21:47:15

Pommes frites from the M. Pamplemousse mysteries.

Hassled Fri 13-Sep-13 21:48:18

Rebus. I love Rebus.

And then probably Inspector Morse.

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 13-Sep-13 22:38:06

My newest fave is Jimmy Perez in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series.

I also like Simon Serrailler in the Susan Hill series.

I am so glad Rankin brought Rebus back. A new book is due out this autumn, can hardly wait.

I want them to do a Rebus TV series again and recast it, but I haven't yet figured out who should play Rebus. I like John Hannah and Ken Stott as actors, but neither one is the Rebus in my head.

idiot55 Fri 13-Sep-13 22:40:23

Agatha Christies,miss marble.

Makes me feel all warm inside

GeorginaWorsley Fri 13-Sep-13 22:47:20

Bernie Gunther in Philip Kerr's books
Philip Dryden ,not a detective but a journalist in Jim Kelly's books
Roy Grace
Jackson Brodie
David Raker in Tim Weaver's series
Laura Wilson's inspector Ted Stratton
Inspector Troy in John Lawton's books
Alan Banks
Resnick
I love British detective fiction and wartime fiction!

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 14-Sep-13 19:37:14

Rebus. Didn't know how much I miss him until he came back. grin

V I Warshawski in the Sara Paretsky books.

cocolepew Sat 14-Sep-13 19:45:01

Kinsey Milhone.
Lucas Davenport.
Harry Bosch.
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.
DCI Banks.
Thorne.
Rebus.
Carson Ryder.

penguinpaperback Sat 14-Sep-13 21:20:09

Miss Marple-Joan Hickson.

KurriKurri Sun 15-Sep-13 12:09:47

Tom Thorne
Logan McCrae
David HUnter (from the Simon Beckett books)
Fin Macleod from the BlackHouse trilogy (Peter May)
Alan Banks
Roy Grace

and for very light reading - Daisy Dalrymple grin

vaticancameo Sun 15-Sep-13 12:15:50

Holmes, every time. Especially as played by Jeremy Brett or Benedict Cumberbatch.

My username is a very geeky Holmes reference grin

Sherlock, as played by the delectable Benedict. Vaticancameo - I like your name!

Distrustinggirlnow Sun 15-Sep-13 12:25:07

Rebus
Lindsay Boxer

Oh and morse too

FriendlyLadybird Sun 15-Sep-13 22:16:06

Lord Peter Wimsey, Salvo Montalbano, and Jackson Brodie. And Spenser, who's more of a PI than a detective so I don't know if he counts.

scripsi Sun 15-Sep-13 22:19:12

Lord Peter Wimsey here too!

oinktopus Sun 15-Sep-13 23:40:32

Probably an odd choice but I'd go for Dirk Gently.

ZacharyQuack Mon 16-Sep-13 00:05:25

Elvis Cole
Virgil Flowers
Lucas Davenport
Reacher

mrsmalcolmreynolds Mon 16-Sep-13 13:08:48

Tie between Albert Campion and Benjamin January (the latter is in a series by Barbara Hambly set in early 19th century New Orleans).

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