The Greatest Fictional Detective of All-Time (VOTE NOW!)

Time to solve the mystery of "Who's the greatest fictional detective of all-time?" Gather the clues, review the case files, interrogate witnesses, chase down leads, and then just vote for whichever one you like the most!

The official voting period has ended. See the results below.

  • 74.
    The Bobbsey Twins
    The Bobbsey Twins

  • 73.
    Cam Jansen
    Cam Jansen

    Cam Jansen series

  • 72.
    Vinnie Van Lowe
    Vinnie Van Lowe

    Veronica Mars

  • 71.
    Hajime Kindaichi
    Hajime Kindaichi

    Kindaichi Case Files

  • 70.
    Tex Murphy
    Tex Murphy

    Tex Murphy series

  • 69.
    Robin Griffin
    Robin Griffin

    Top of the Lake

  • 68.
    Hank Dolworth
    Hank Dolworth

    Terriers

  • 67.
    Dutch Wagenbach
    Dutch Wagenbach

    The Shield

  • 66.
    The Boxcar Children
    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children

  • 65.
    Sarah Linden
    Sarah Linden

    The Killing

  • 64.
    Francis York Morgan
    Francis York Morgan

    Deadly Premonition

  • 63.
    Jim Rockford
    Jim Rockford

    The Rockford Files

  • 62.
    Keith Mars
    Keith Mars

    Veronica Mars

  • 61.
    Jake Gittes
    Jake Gittes

    Chinatown

  • 60.
    Bobby Fulbright
    Bobby Fulbright

    Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

  • 59.
    Encyclopedia Brown
    Encyclopedia Brown

    Encyclopedia Brown series

  • 58.
    Lynne
    Lynne

    Ghost Trick

  • 57.
    Dirk Gently
    Dirk Gently

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • 56.
    Detective Rustin "Rust" Cohle
    Detective Rustin "Rust" Cohle

    True Detective

  • 55.
    Abbie Mills
    Abbie Mills

    Sleepy Hollow

  • 54.
    Philip Marlowe
    Philip Marlowe

    Raymond Chandler novels

  • 53.
    Theo Kojak
    Theo Kojak

    Kojak

  • 52.
    Perry Mason
    Perry Mason

    Perry Mason

  • 51.
    Bobby Goren
    Bobby Goren

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent

  • 50.
    Detective Martin Hart
    Detective Martin Hart

    True Detective

  • 49.
    Jimmy McNulty
    Jimmy McNulty

    The Wire

  • 48.
    Dale Cooper
    Dale Cooper

    Twin Peaks

  • 47.
    Scott Shelby
    Scott Shelby

    Heavy Rain

  • 46.
    Lennie Briscoe
    Lennie Briscoe

    Law & Order

  • 45.
    Olivia Benson
    Olivia Benson

    Law & Order: SVU

  • 44.
    Sam Spade
    Sam Spade

    Dashiell Hammett

  • 43.
    Miss Marple
    Miss Marple

    Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series

  • 42.
    Lester Freamon
    Lester Freamon

    The Wire

  • 41.
    Nancy Drew
    Nancy Drew

    Nancy Drew series

  • 40.
    Ema Skye
    Ema Skye

    Phoenix Wright

  • 39.
    Dick Gumshoe
    Dick Gumshoe

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

  • 38.
    Harry Dresden
    Harry Dresden

    The Dresden Files

  • 37.
    Pennington
    Pennington

    Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

  • 36.
    The Hardy Boys
    The Hardy Boys

    The Hardy Boys

  • 35.
    Jimmy Kudo
    Jimmy Kudo

    Case Closed

  • 34.
    Elliot Stabler
    Elliot Stabler

    Law & Order: SVU

  • 33.
    Jessica Fletcher
    Jessica Fletcher

    Murder, She Wrote

  • 32.
    Burt Macklin
    Burt Macklin

    Parks & Recreation

  • 31.
    Gil Grissom
    Gil Grissom

    CSI

  • 30.
    John Shaft
    John Shaft

    Shaft

  • 29.
    Will Graham
    Will Graham

    Hannibal

  • 28.
    Horatio Caine
    Horatio Caine

    CSI: Miami

  • 27.
    Veronica Mars
    Veronica Mars

    Veronica Mars

  • 26.
    Sam & Max
    Sam & Max

    Sam & Max series

  • 25.
    Columbo
    Columbo

    Columbo

  • 24.
    Hercule Poirot
    Hercule Poirot

    Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series

  • 23.
    John Luther
    John Luther

    Luther

  • 22.
    Bigby
    Bigby

    The Wolf Among Us

  • 21.
    Patrick Jane
    Patrick Jane

    The Mentalist

  • 20.
    Professor Layton
    Professor Layton

    Professor Layton series

  • 19.
    Thomas Magnum
    Thomas Magnum

    Magnum PI

  • 18.
    Shawn Spencer
    Shawn Spencer

    Psych

  • 17.
    Cole Phelps
    Cole Phelps

    LA Noire

  • 16.
    Dick Tracy
    Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy

  • 15.
    Wheels & the Legman
    Wheels & the Legman

    American Dad!

  • 14.
    John Constantine
    John Constantine

    Hellblazer

  • 13.
    Max Payne
    Max Payne

    Max Payne

  • 12.
    Inspector Clouseau
    Inspector Clouseau

    The Pink Panther Series

  • 11.
    Basil
    Basil

    The Great Mouse Detective

  • 10.
    Tintin
    Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin

  • 9.
    Adrian Monk
    Adrian Monk

    Monk

  • 8.
    Fox Mulder
    Fox Mulder

    The X-Files

  • 7.
    Inspector Gadget
    Inspector Gadget

    Inspector Gadget series

  • 6.
    Frank Drebin
    Frank Drebin

    Naked Gun series

  • 5.
    L. Lawliet
    L. Lawliet

    Death Note

  • 4.
    The Scooby Gang
    The Scooby Gang

    Scooby Doo

  • 3.
    Rorschach
    Rorschach

    Watchmen

  • 2.
    Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes

  • 1.
    Batman
    Batman

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