Monday, December 12, 2011

Best Literary Sleuths?

The British Guardian newspaper names what it considers the best literary sleuths.  Heavily British by nature, the list, nonetheless, should introduce you to new characters and hours of reading pleasure...
Character and Author
Chief Inspector Hubbard - Frederick Knott
William of Baskerville - Umberto Eco
John Rebus - Ian Rankin
Smilla Qaaviqaaq Jaspersen - Peter Hoeg
Nicky Welt - Harry Kemelman
Arkady Renko - Martin Cruz Smith
Endeavour Morse - Colin Dexter
Lincoln Rhyme - Jeffery Deaver
The Continental Op - Dashiell Hammett
Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

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