Kings and Queens of Crime Fiction

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Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie) 1920-1975

Sidekick: Captain Arthur Hastings.

Secretary: Miss Lemon.

Policeman: Inspector Japp.

Novelist Friend: Ariadne Oliver

Novels include: Murder on the Orient Express, Mysterious Affair at Styles

Miss Jane Marple (Agatha Christie) 1928-1971

Village: St Mary Mead

Sidekick: (occasional) Cherry Baker

Novels include: 4:50 From Paddington, Murder at the Vicarage

Tommy and Tuppence (Agatha Christie) 1929-1973

Full Names: Tommy Beresford and Prudence Cowley

Sidekick: Albert (sometimes a butler)

Dog: Hannibal

Novels include: N or M, By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L Sayers) 1923-1937

Sidekick: Bunter

Novels include: Gaudy Night, Whose Body

Father Brown (G K Chesterton) 1911-1936

Sidekick: Flambeau

Novels: The Innocence of Father Brown, The Scandal of Father Brown

Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle) 1891-1927

Sidekick: Dr John Watson

Housekeeper: Mrs Hudson

Residence: 221B Baker Street

Police Opponent: Inspector Lastrade

Investigation Team: Baker Street Irregulars

Novels include: Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet

 

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