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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.
Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series

24.
Columbo

Columbo

Columbo

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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