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If you have ever wondered who created a particular character then this section may help
We have stuck to mainstream characters and include both detectives and villains
Hyperlinked authors go to their bibliography

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CHARACTER AUTHOR TYPE
Sir John Appleby Michael Innes Policeman
Lew Archer Ross Macdonald PI
Fitzroy Maclean Angel Mike Ripley Private Detective
Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Arthur Upfield Policeman
Dame Beatrice Bradley Gladys Mitchell Amateur Investigator
Father Brown GK Chesterton Amateur Sleuth
Cheviot Burmann Belton Cobb Detective Inspector
Albert Campion Margery Allingham Amateur Investigator
Steve Carmichael Ian McFayden Police Inspector
Charlie Chan Earl Derr Biggers Police
Inspector Cherry Peter Van Greenaway Scotland Yard
Joshua Clunk HC Bailey Amateur Investigator
Thatcher Colt Anthony Abbot Police
Norman Conquest Berkeley Gray Adventurer
Martin Cotterell John Trench ?
Adam Dalgliesh PD James Policeman
Andrew Dalziel Reginald Hill Police
Judge Dee Robert Van Gulk Policeman
Sir Clinton Driffield JJ Connington Police
Dr Gideon Fell John Dickson Carr Amateur
Inspector Septimus Finch Margaret Erskine Policeman
Reggie Fortune HC Bailey Policeman
Henry Gamadge Elizabeth Daly Amateur Slueth
Inspector Ghote HRF Keating Policeman
Tommy Hambledon Manning Coles Spy
Mike Hammer Mickey Spillane Private Investigator
Inspector Hanaud AEW Mason Policeman
Inspector Hazelrigg Michael Gilbert Policeman
Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle Amateur Detective
Sam Jones Lauren Henderson Amateur
Arsene Lupin Maurice Leblanc Criminal
Inspertor Macdonald ECR Lorac Policeman
Inspector Maigret Simenon Policeman
Antony Maitland Sara Woods Amateur
Superintendent Mallet Mary Fitt Policeman
Dr Fu Manchu Sax Rohmer Criminal
Miss Jane Marple Agatha Christie Private Sleuth
Asey Mayo Phoebe Atwood Taylor Amateur
Travis McGee John D Macdonald Amateur
Detective Inspector Meredith John Bude Scotland Yard
The Great Merlini Clayton Rawson Amateur
Desmond Merrion Miles Burton Private Sleuth
Sir Henry Merrivale Carter Dickson Amateur
William Monk Anne Perry Policeman then Private Investigator
Emma Page Elizabeth Dean Works in antique shop with Hank Fairbanks
Evan Pinkerton David Frome Amateur
Thomas Pitt Anne Perry Superintendent Special Branch
Stephanie Plum Janet Evanovich Amateur
Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie Amateur Sleuth
Dr Priestly John Rhode Amateur Detective
Raffles EW Hornung Gentleman Thief
Mr Ambo Scotter Thurman Warriner Private Investigator assisted by The Archdeacon
Roger Sherringham Anthony Berkeley Amateur Sleuth
Miss Silver Patricia Wentworth Private Sleuth
Dr Syn Russell Thorndyke Villain
Simon Templar Leslie Charteris Gentleman Adventurer
Inspector Thanet Dorothy Simpson Professional
John Putnam Thatcher Emma Lathen Amateur
Dr John Thorndyke R Austin Freeman Private Sleuth
Philip Tolefree RAJ Walling Private Sleuth
Ludovic Travers Christopher Bush Private Sleuth
Mark Treasure David Williams Amateur
Philo Vance SS Van Dine Amateur Sleuth
Inspector Wexford Ruth Rendell Policeman
Hildegarde Withers Stuart Palmer Amateur Sleuth
Nero Wolfe Rex Stout Private detective
Charles Wycliffe WJ Burley Policeman

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