Wednesday, September 01, 2010

More detectives, crime series

Our ever-growing list of mystery solvers, cops, and other crime series has grown to 150!

New entries on the way for James Bond (Ian Fleming), Alex Barnaby (Janet Evanovich), Ariadne Oliver (Agatha Christie), C. Auguste Dupin (Edgar Allan Poe), Jason Bourne (Robert Ludlum), Detective Conan (Gosho Aoyama), Jack Reacher (Lee Child), Dick Tracy (Chester Gould), Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw (Isaac Asimov), The Saint (Leslie Charteris), Dave Robicheaux (James Lee Burke), Eve Duncan (Iris Johansen), Stone Barrington (Stuart Woods), Karen Sisco (Elmore Leonard), Nick and Nora Charles (Dashiell Hammett), Elvis Cole (Robert Crais), Alex Delaware (Jonathan Kellerman), Anna Pigeon (Nevada Barr), Kurt Wallander (Henning Mankell), and The Hardy Boys (Franklin W. Dixon).

See the original list here: 150 Mystery Series: 1841-2010

More detectives:
SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
NANCY DREW by Carolyn Keene (1930)
MISS MARPLE by Agatha Christie (1930)
NERO WOLFE and ARCHIE GOODWIN by Rex Stout (1934)
SPENSER by Robert B. Parker (1973)
FLETCH by Gregory Mcdonald (1974)
KINSEY MILLHONE by Sue Grafton (1982)
HAMISH MACBETH by MC Beaton (1985)
INSPECTOR LYNLEY by Elizabeth George (1988)
JESSICA FLETCHER (Murder She Wrote) by Donald Bain (1989)
KAY SCARPETTA by Patricia Cornwell (1990)
HARRY BOSCH by Michael Connelly (1992)
GOLDY SCHULZ by Diane Mott Davidson (1992)
ALEX CROSS by James Patterson (1993)
U.S. MARSHAL RAYLAN GIVENS (Justified) by Elmore Leonard (1993)
STEPHANIE PLUM by Janet Evanovich (1994)
EVE DALLAS (In Death) by JD Robb (1995)
MYRON BOLITAR by Harlan Coben (1995)
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (1998)
HANNAH SWENSON (Cookie Jar mysteries) by Joanne Fluke (2000)
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.