The 7 Greatest Literary Detectives Of All Time

The 7 greatest literary detectives of all time
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Let’s give Sherlock Holmes a break, shall we?

Here are 7 very versatile investigators who never let loose their criminals!

Byomkesh Bakshi by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay

He is known as the “Truth-seeker”. Byomkesh Bakshi is Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s genius investigator. He is a man of few words. But, that makes him more idealistic.
Bakshi investigates brilliantly in The Menagerie, The Quicksand, The Jewel case, The Last Encounter, etc.

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Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie

This Belgian detective is who the police head to when it’s a tough case to crack! Poirot may be short in size, but unsurpassed in wits. Also, he loves hot cocoa!
His intelligence is unmatched in Sad Cypress, Murder in the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and many more.

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C. Auguste Dupin by Edgar Allan Poe

Murders and crimes intrigue this man. No wonder why, because he is Poe’s detective. His magnum opus is his detailed analysis. Dupin is a poet by night and detective by the day.
Check out Dupin in The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Purloined Letter.

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Feluda by Satyajit Ray

Bengali literature will be incomplete without Feluda. Most detective novels are written for adult readers. But, this man appeals to children and elders alike! Besides, Jatayu is another character who impresses readers with his humor.
The Golden Fortress, Mystery of the Elephant God, and Tintoretto’s Christ should be your next reads!

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Philip Marlowe by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe is a man of values. He is poor and wears his detective cap with pride. He brings Los Angeles’ corrupt side back to track.
The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, The Long Good-Bye, etc. are Marlowe novels.

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Inspector Morse by Colin Dexter

Morse solves complex crimes with ease. When on duty, he loves to have a cup of ale. He shows no re-Morse when it comes to crimes.
There are 13 novels of Inspector Morse. The first and last of the series are the Last Bus to Woodstock and The Remorseful Day respectively.

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Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

Right from Emma Roberts to Betty Cooper from Riverdale, Nancy drew is an icon. This young girl appeals to the youth with her advanced thoughts and love for mystery.
Join her in The Quest of the Missing Map, The Hidden Staircase, The Mystery at Lilac Inn, and many others.

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So, which one will you pick up first?