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(Short List)   The 30 greatest literary detectives of all time. Most of which could drink you under the table while still solving a murder   ( shortlist.com) divider line
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2013-04-28 10:05:21 AM  
3 votes:
Encyclopedia Brown wouldn't drink you under a table but his pal Sally might.
2013-04-28 10:26:44 AM  
2 votes:
"Inspector Bucket"

It's bou-QUET!
2013-04-28 10:07:49 AM  
2 votes:
Why, it appears that the name of the most important detective in literary history has been left off this list!

Who could have done such a terrible thing?

2013-04-28 02:57:07 PM  
1 vote:

vermicious k'nid: Going to add my "list fails without":

Row 4, Column 2, Sherlock.
2013-04-28 12:41:28 PM  
1 vote:
It had been raining hard in the city all Tuesday night when the bottle-blonde in a slinky red dress oozed into my office like karo syrup on a stack of dollar pancakes.   I had just finished solving a case of rye and was seeing double when she started her blubbering.  Said she needed my help.  Yeah, sure - They always do.

Trouble is my middle name.
2013-04-28 12:14:10 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-28 11:48:13 AM  
1 vote:
Inspector Bucket from Bleak House, but no Sergeant Cuff from The Moonstone?

/Wilkie Collins continues to be the Jan Brady of Victorian English authors.
2013-04-28 11:19:23 AM  
1 vote:
Does Jessica Fletcher count? Being the Angel of Death, I'd say she has a pretty high alcohol tolerance.
2013-04-28 10:46:43 AM  
1 vote:
I like Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor. The detective that Job feels pity for.
2013-04-28 09:11:13 AM  
1 vote:

Metalupis: Ummm, no, leaving off both Nero Wolfe and Peter Whimsy is unforgivable

That's Lord Peter Whimsy to you, pleb.

/I've always wanted to see a Colombo story where he just ties the murderer to a chair and beats a confession out of him with a wrench.
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