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Adrian Monk
   was created by   
Andy Breckman
Andy Breckman wrote the TV series 'Monk' which started in 2002.
Albert Campion
   was created by   
Margery Allingham
She wrote eighteen Campion novels.
Brother Cadfael
   was created by   
Ellis Peters
Detective monk.
C. Auguste Dupin
   was created by   
Edgar Allan Poe
Charlie Chan
   was created by   
Earl Biggers
Fictional, but modelled on a real-life detective in Honolulu named Chang Apana.
Dick Tracy
   was created by   
Chester Gould
Dr. Gideon Fell
   was created by   
John Dickson Carr
Fictional character and is described as a corpulent man with a moustache who wears a cape and a shovel hat and walks with the aid of two canes.
Dr. John Thorndyke
   was created by   
R. Austin Freeman
Between 1907-1942 Thorndyke appeared in around 60 novels and short stories
Father Brown
   was created by   
G. K. Chesterton
Author based character on Father John O'Connor (1870-1952), a parish priest who was involved in Chestertons conversion to Catholicism in 1922.
Harry Bosch
   was created by   
Michael Connelly
Is a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Hercule Poirot
   was created by   
Agatha Christie
Christie's Poirot is the only fictional character honored with a front page obituary in the New York Times.
Inspector Dalgleish
   was created by   
P.D. James
Has been the protagonist of 14 mystery novels
Inspector Frost
   was created by   
R. D. Wingfield
Characterised as sloppy, untidy, hopeless with paperwork but unmatched at solving mysteries.
Inspector Harry Hole
   was created by   
Jo Nesbo
The Redbreast, Nemisis, The Redeemer, The Devils Star, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom, The Bat.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
   was created by   
Blake Edwards
Farcical series of Pink Panther films, originally portrayed by Peter Sellers
Inspector Kurt Wallender
   was created by   
Henning Mankell
Sophisticated Swedish crime stories played on British TV by Kenneth Branagh
Inspector Lestrade
   was created by   
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
He is the most famous detective ever to walk there corridors of Scotland Yard, yet he existed only in the fertile imagination of a writer.
Inspector Maigret
   was created by   
Georges Simenon
Inspector Malcolm Fox
   was created by   
Ian Rankin
The Complaints, The Impossible Dead
Inspector Morse
   was created by   
Colin Dexter
Inspector Rebus
   was created by   
Ian Rankin
Inspector Wexford
   was created by   
Ruth Rendell
Jack Regan
   was created by   
Ian Kennedy Martin
Ian Kennedy Martin wrote 'The Sweeney'.
Jimmy Perez
   was created by   
Ann Cleeves
Detective Inspector from the series "Shetland"
Jonathan Creek
   was created by   
David Renwick
Creek combined his skills as a magician with his detection and observation skills to solve crimes
Lord Peter Wimsey
   was created by   
Dorothy L. Sayers
Mike Hammer
   was created by   
Mickey Spillane
Miss Marple
   was created by   
Agatha Christie
Miss Jane Marple
Nero Wolfe
   was created by   
Rex Stout
Archie Goodwin was his wise-cracking, sexy, and suave assistant.
Philip Marlowe
   was created by   
Raymond Chandler
The subject of eight Chandler novels, including "Poodle Springs," published posthumously.
Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen
   was created by   
Jacques Futrelle
The professor is known as "The Thinking Machine", for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the Titanic.
Sam Spade
   was created by   
Dashiel Hammett
Hammett also wrote the Thin Man series (screenplays too) for Nick and Nora Charles
Sergeant Logan McRae
   was created by   
Stuart MacBride
Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin, Flesh House, Blind Eye, Dark Blood, Shatter The Bones, Close to the Bone.
Sexton Blake
   was created by   
Harry Blyth
Sherlock Holmes
   was created by   
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Doyle's Holmes never once uttered the phrase, "Elementary, my dear Watson." This phrase was used in the first "talkie" to feature the famous consulting detective.
Simon Templar
   was created by   
Leslie Charteris
Vera Stanhope
   was created by   
Ann Cleeves
Detective Chief Inspector from the TV series "Vera"

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