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prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976) Agatha Christie , Christie , Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959) Chandler , Raymond Chandler , Raymond Thornton Chandler
conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936) Chesterton , G. K. Chesterton , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889) Collins , Wilkie Collins , William Wilkie Collins
fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon Commissaire Maigret , Inspector Maigret
United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961) Dashiell Hammett , Hammett , Samuel Dashiell Hammett
novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end detective novel , mystery novel
someone who is a detective dick , gumshoe , hawkshaw
English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957) Dorothy L. Sayers , Dorothy Leigh Sayers , Dorothy Sayers , Sayers
French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873) Emile Gaboriau , Gaboriau
writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970) Erle Stanley Gardner , Gardner
Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton Father Brown
United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918) Frank Morrison Spillane , Mickey Spillane , Spillane
French writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903-1989) Georges Joseph Christian Simenon , Georges Simenon , Simenon
fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle Holmes , Sherlock Holmes
private detective employed by a hotel or retail store hotel detective , house detective , house dick
private detective inquiry agent
United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960) John Marquand , John Philip Marquand , Marquand
tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler Marlowe , Philip Marlowe
New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982) Marsh , Ngaio Marsh
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