Detectives are investigators, either as private detectives or private investigators or members of a police agency. The private investigators are also known as Private Eyes, Private I’s or P.I.s.
Famous Detectives in Fiction
Famous detectives in fiction have entertained people for almost two centuries. The most famous detective in fiction is for sure Sherlock Holmes.
Some of the world’s most famous fictional detectives are Hercule Poirot, Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe. But don’t forget fictional detectives in plays, movies and books like Miss Marple, Jim Rockford or Columbo.
This website tells you more about famous detectives in fiction: the facts, what they did and who created them. Famous detectives can be classified into the following categories:
Famous fictional private detectives like Thomas Magnum or Sherlock Holmes.
Famous fictional police detectives like Inspector Columbo or Dick Tracy.
Medical / Forensic Examiners
Famous fictional investigators like Perry Mason or Aloysius Pendergast.
Famous real detectives like Allen Pinkerton or Francois Vidocq.