For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, I was going to list my favorite fictional detectives. But TV detectives would have captured a majority of the list. So, those will wait for another week.
13 of My Favorite Literary Detectives:
1. Sherlock Holmes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Of course, the most famous and wonderful professional detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
2. Hercule Poirot Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Maybe the next most famous and beloved detective, created by the immortal Agatha Christie.
3. Miss Marple Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ChristieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s loveable murder-solving old spinster.
4. Batman Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Have to include the greatest comic book detective!
5. Nancy Drew Ã¢â‚¬â€œ EveryoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favorite teenage detective. (Though some may argue the Hardy Boys.)
6. Mandie Ã¢â‚¬â€œ A favorite series as a child, written by Lois Gladys Leppard. I had quite a few, but unfortunately my mother or I must have sold them in a garage sale years ago. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m almost as sad about that as my lost Nancy Drew collection.
9. Annja Creed Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Archeologists have to be detectives of a sort. And mysteries always seem to surround her, written by a couple authors under the name Alex Archer.
10. John Taylor Ã¢â‚¬â€œ This dark, mysterious and funny detective scours the Nightside, created by Simon R. Green.
11. Magdalena Yoder Ã¢â‚¬â€œ A hilarious Mennonite, innkeeper and amateur sleuth created by Tamar Myers.
12. Amelia Peabody Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mysteries and EgyptologyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ two of my favorite things, written by Elizabeth Peters.
13. Harry Dresden Ã¢â‚¬â€œ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just about finished the first book in the series; and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m already loving this character, penned by Jim Butcher.