Author / Detective quick reference

This table will help you match authors and their series detectives.

Author Pseudonym of Series detective
Biggers, Earl Derr   Charlie Chan
Carr, John Dickson   Dr. Gideon Fell
Chandler, Raymond   Philip Marlowe
Chesterson, G. K.   Father Brown
Christie, Agatha   Miss Jane Marple
Hercule Poirot
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford
Coles, Manning Cyril Coles & Adelaide Manning Tommy Hambledon
Dickson, Carter John Dickson Carr Sir Henry Merrivale
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan   Sherlock Holmes
Eberhart, Mignon   Nurse Sarah Keate
Susan Dare
Egan, Leslie Elizabeth Linington Capt. Vic Varallo
Evanovich, Janet   Stephanie Plum
Fair, A. A. Erle Stanley Gardner Donald Lam and Bertha Cool
Farjeon, J. Jefferson   Ben the Tramp
Gardner, Erle Stanley   Attorney Perry Mason
D.A. Doug Selby
Gilbert, Anthony Lucy Beatrice Malleson Liberal M.P. Scott Egerton
lawyer Arthur Crook
Grafton, Sue   P.I. Kinsey Millhone
Halliday, Brett   Michael Shayne
Hammett, Dashiell   Nick & Nora Charles
Keating, H. R. F.   Inspector Ganesh Ghote
King, Rufus   Lt. Valcour
Knight, Kathleen Moore   Selectman Elisha Macomber
Margot Blair
Lockridge, Richard and Frances   Jerry and Pam North
Lt. Merton Heimrich
Nathan Shapiro
Paul Lane
Macdonald, Ross Kenneth Millar Lew Archer
Marric, J. J. John Creasey George Gideon
Marsh, Ngaio   Supt. Roderick Alleyn
Penny, Louise   Armand Gamache
Poe, Edgar Allan   C. Auguste Dupin
Queen, Ellery Manfred Lee & Frederic Dannay Ellery Queen
Reeve, Arthur B.   Craig Kennedy
Rhode, John   Dr. Priestley
Rinehart, Mary Roberts   Nurse Hilda Adams, a.k.a. "Miss Pinkerton"
Robb, J. D. Nora Roberts Detective Eve Dallas
Ross, Barnaby Manfred Lee & Frederic Dannay Drury Lane
Sayers, Dorothy L.   Lord Peter Wimsey
Shannon, Dell Elizabeth Linington Lt. Luis Mendoza
Simenon, Georges   Jules Maigret
Sj÷wall, Maj & Per Wahl÷÷   Martin Beck
Stout, Rex   P.I. Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin
Van Dine, S. S. Willard Huntington Wright Philo Vance
Wallace, Edgar   J. G. Reeder
Wells, Carolyn   Fleming Stone
Pennington "Penny" Wise
Williams, Valentine   Desmond Okewood
Trevor Dene
 

Juveniles

Author Pseudonym of Series detective
Blank, Clair Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer Beverly Gray
Dixon, Franklin W. Stratemeyer syndicate Hardy Boys (Frank and Joe)
Keene, Carolyn Stratemeyer syndicate Nancy Drew
The Dana Girls (Louise and Jean)
Sutton, Margaret   Judy Bolton

Last updated on DEC 7 2019.


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