100 Greatest Literary Detectives

I plan to read and review a case of each of the following detectives, many ofGreatest whom I am completely unfamiliar with, but who have been brought to my attention by “100 Greatest Literary Detectives” edited by Eric Sandberg.

  1. Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg
  2. Kogoro Akechi
  3. Lew Archer: The Blue Hammer by Ross Macdonald
  4. Bob Arctor: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  5. Byomkesh Bakshi
  6. Inspector Hans Baerlach
  7. Brother William of Baskerville: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (translated by William Weaver)
  8. Martin Beck: The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (translated by Alan Blair)
  9. Hector Belascoaran Shayne
  10. Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. Inspector Tyador Borlu
  12. Lieutenant Boruvka
  13. Dame Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley: Dead Men’s Morris by Gladys Mitchell
  14. Simon Brenner
  15. Valeria Brinton (Woodville/Macallan)
  16. Father Brown: Podcast on the Best Father Brown Stories by G. K. Chesterton
  17. Inspector Bucket
  18. Brother Cadfael
  19. Inspector Cadin
  20. Albert Campion: Police at the Funeral by Margery Allingham
  21. Steve Carella: Killer’s Wedge by Ed McBain
  22. Thomas Carnacki, The Ghost-FInder
  23. Pepe Carvalho
  24. Mario Conde: Havana Red by Leonardo Padura (translated by Peter Bush)
  25. Sergeant Cuff
  26. Commander Adam Dalgliesh
  27. Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel and DCI Peter Pascoe
  28. Stephanie Delacour
  29. C. Auguste Dupin
  30. Inspector “Benedito” Espinosa
  31. Erast Petrovich Fandorin
  32. Professor Kate Fansler: Poetic Justice by Amanda Cross
  33. Dr. Gideon Fell: The Problem of the Wire Cage by John Dickson Carr
  34. Gervase Fen: The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  35. Mrs. Gladden
  36. Inspector Alan Grant
  37. Cordelia Gray
  38. Detective Benny Griessel
  39. Ebenezer Gryce: The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green
  40. Bernie Gunther: Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr
  41. Mike Hammer
  42. Cliff Hardy
  43. Inspector Costas Haritos
  44. Timo Harjunpaa
  45. Tony Hill
  46. Harry Hole
  47. Sherlock Holmes
  48. Hong Jun
  49. Huo Sang
  50. Inspector Eitaro Imanishi
  51. Venus Johnson
  52. Kemal Kayankaya
  53. Kosuke Kindaichi: The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo (translated by Louise Heal Kawai)
  54. Lieutenant David Klein: White Jazz by James Ellroy
  55. Aunt Lalli
  56. Duca Lamberti
  57. Judith Lee: The Finchley Puzzle by Richard Marsh
  58. Lituma
  59. DI Thomas Lynley and DS Barbara Havers
  60. Chief Inspector Jules Maigret: Maigret’s Doubts by Georges Simenon (translated by Shaun Whiteside)
  61. Philip Marlowe
  62. Miss Jane Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie
  63. Sharon McCone
  64. Travis McGee
  65. Kinsey Millhone
  66. Kiyoshi Mitarai: The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada (translated by Ross and Shika Mackenzie)
  67. Eberhard Mock
  68. Inspector Salvo Montalbano: The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri (translated by Stephen Sartarelli)
  69. Inspector Morse: Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter
  70. Inspector Grazia Negro
  71. Thursday Next
  72. Don Isidro Parodi
  73. Joseph Peters
  74. Hercule Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  75. Ellery Queen: The Siamese Twin Mystery by Ellery Queen
  76. Daniel Quinn: City of Glass by Paul Auster
  77. Quirke: Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
  78. Mma Precious Ramotswe
  79. Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins
  80. DI John Rebus
  81. Bernard Grimes Rhodenbarr: The Burglar Who Liked To Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block
  82. Commissario Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi
  83. Kay Scarpetta
  84. Sam Spade: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  85. Spenser: The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
  86. Doc Sportello
  87. Nigel Strangeways
  88. Fahnderwachtmeister Jakob Studer
  89. Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson
  90. Teodor Szachi
  91. Philip Trent
  92. Camille Verhoeven
  93. Inspector Kurt Wallender
  94. Mei Wang
  95. V. I. Warshawski
  96. Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford
  97. Lord Peter Wimsey
  98. Nero Wolfe: Champagne for One by Nero Wolfe
  99. Lily Wu: The Waikiki Widow
  100. Detective Sergeant X: He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond
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