15 Most Famous Detectives That Never Really Existed

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Although these detectives have become famous, they never really existed, they were just fictional which, is perhaps a pity as had they been real, the world may have been a far safer place. Although there are dozens of fictional detectives that have become household names over the years.

Here are just 15 of the most famous detectives that may bring back memories:

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes although perhaps the world’s No.1 among the world’s most famous detectives, is merely the dream child of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish physician with an imagination for detail.

Jessica Fletcher

Jessica Fletcher

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Although just a fictional amateur detective in the popular TV series Murder She Wrote, she has been named “most prolific amateur sleuth” by none other than Guinness World Records.

Columbo

Columbo

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Unusually for a detective series, Columbo had no “who dunnit” element but that did not stop it from becoming a great hit.

Monk

Monk

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Although Monk had a very unusual style, it didn’t stop him from becoming the most watched television drama series of all time.

Sam Spade

Sam Spade

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Although Sam Spade may have only appeared in The Maltese Falcon, it is believed he was the inspiration behind another of the world’s most famous detectives Philip Marlowe.

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