Nick Knatterton (full name: Nickolaus Freiherr von Knatter, which means something like Nickolaus Baron of Knatter) is a German comic strip character, drawn by Manfred Schmidt from 1950 to 1959. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nick Knatterton"
Nightbeat is an Autobot Headmaster from the Transformers toyline. He is canonically a private detective, a fact that has made him a relatively popular character amongst the Transformers fandom. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nightbeat (Transformers)"
Nighthawk is a fictional comic book character featured in Supreme Power, written by J. Michael Straczynski, drawn by Gary Frank, and published by Marvel Comics under the mature-readers imprint MAX Comics. The series and characters are part of a rebooted version of the Squadron Supreme, a superhero team based on the Justice League; specifically, Nighthawk is loosely based on DC comics' Batman. This is the fourth Marvel Comics character named Nighthawk. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nighthawk (Supreme Power)"
The Nightstalkers is a fictional trio in the Marvel Comics universe who had reluctantly banded together to fight occult and supernatural threats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nightstalkers (comics)"
Parker Pyne is a detective who appears in two Agatha Christie books: Parker Pyne Investigates and ???. ...more on Wikipedia about "Parker Pyne"
Paul Drake was the detective in the television lawyer series Perry Mason, played by William Hopper. Hopper, a former used car salesman, auditioned for the part of Mason, but was offered the part of Paul Drake instead. Raymond Burr came expecting to audition for the part of Drake and was immediately cast in the role of Mason. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Drake"
Paul Temple is a fictional private detective and writer of crime novels, invented by English author Francis Durbridge ( 1912- 1998). Some of the novels were written in collaboration with John Thewes, Douglas Rutherford or Charles Hatten and those with Rutherford were even published under the name "Paul Temple" and by this making the fictional writer a "real" one. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Temple"
Pelagiya is the heroine of a trilogy of mystery novels by Boris Akunin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pelagiya"
Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. He appeared in over 80 books and short stories, most (but not all) which involved his client being put on trial for murder. Usually he is able to establish his client's innocence by showing another person was the guilty party. However, in some cases, he merely established the innocence of his client, and while he knew who the guilty party was, let the police figure it out for themselves. ...more on Wikipedia about "Perry Mason"
Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler in a series of detective novels including The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye. Marlowe first appeared in the short story "Finger Man," published in 1934. In this early appearance, however, Chandler had not yet developed the elaborate similes which were to become his trademark, and Marlowe is hard to distinguish from Chandler's other short fiction characters, such as Johnny Dalmas. Furthermore, whereas in the later novels, Marlowe inhabits Los Angeles, "Finger Man" is set in a fictional city called San Angelo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philip Marlowe"
Philo Vance was a fictional American detective created by S. S. Van Dine in the 1920s who appeared in 12 novels. Although largely forgotten today, for a few years he was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. Films about Vance were made from the late 1920s to the late '40s, and among the several actors who played him on the screen were William Powell and Basil Rathbone. Vance was portrayed as being a super-dandy, super-intellectual, and super-man-about-town in Manhattan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philo Vance"
Ohiyesa "Pow Wow" Smith is a Western hero published by DC Comics. He is a Sioux who is a Sheriff of a small wild west town distinguished himself as a masterful detective. He preferred to be addressed by his proper name, Ohiyesa, but the white citizenry took to calling him "Pow Wow" so stubbornly that he eventually gave up and accepted the nickname among them. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pow Wow Smith"
Precious Ramotswe is the fictional central character in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. ...more on Wikipedia about "Precious Ramotswe"
The Question is a superhero created by Steve Ditko originally for Charlton Comics and now is owned by DC Comics. The character had limited exposure, first appearing as a guest character in the Blue Beetle, a few back-up stories, and an acclaimed solo story in a one shot title, Mysterious Suspense, and was an exponent of Ditko's objectivism, much like his later creation, Mr. A. The character's current owner incorporated him in the DC Universe and published an acclaimed solo title for years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Question (comics)"
Quincy, M.E. (or simply Quincy) is name of a United States television series that aired from October 3, 1976 to May 11, 1983 on NBC. It starred Jack Klugman as Dr. Quincy, a strong-willed forensic coroner working to ascertain facts about suspicious deaths. In the process, he frequently comes into conflict with his boss and the police, each of whom have their own (often flawed) ideas about what's going on. ...more on Wikipedia about "Quincy, M.E."
Rex Carver is a fictional British private eye created by the prolific thriller writer Victor Canning. He appeared in 5 fast-paced, irreverently narrated novels in the 1960s. Although a private eye by profession, Carver knows a number of people who work for a shadowy British undercover agency and he frequently becomes involved with both enemy agents and semi-hostile British agents during his adventures. It is by no means a stretch to call these books spy thrillers or to consider Carver himself a secret agent of sorts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rex Carver"
Robin is a DC Comics character, and Batman's young aid. Since 1940, several different characters have stepped into the role of Robin. In each incarnation, Robin's brightly colored visual appearance and youthful energy have served as a contrast to Batman's dark look and manner. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robin (comics)"
Rorschach is a fictional character in the comic book series, Watchmen, written by Alan Moore with art by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics. The character was derived from The Question, created by Steve Ditko. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rorschach (comics)"
Roy Raymond is a fictional character in DC Comics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Roy Raymond"
Sam and Max are a pair of fictional comic book characters who occupy a parody of American popular culture. Sam is a 6-foot anthropomorphic dog and Max is a "hyperkinetic rabbity thing." ...more on Wikipedia about "Sam and Max"
Sam Spade is a hard-boiled private detective and the leading character in the novel and movie The Maltese Falcon (first released in 1931). The original novel was written by Dashiell Hammett, and was first published as a serial in the pulp magazine Black Mask. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sam Spade"
Sammy Keyes is a series of mystery novels written by Wendelin Van Draanen for children aged 9-13. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sammy Keyes"
Sarge first appeared in his own title, Sarge Steel #1 (Dec, 1964). His title would last until #8, at which point it was retitled Secret Agent, and cancelled with #10 (October, 1967). After that, his series continued in Judomaster #91, 94-98 (the stories in #91 and #94 fit in the year-long hiatus between issues #9 & #10, as all his stories are listed as 'File #xxx'). Sarge also appeared in short spots on self defense in Fightin' 5 #34 and 37 and in the Sentinels story in Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #58 as their CIA contact. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sarge Steel"
Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who has appeared in many British comic strips and novels. He first appeared in the story "The Missing Millionaire," by Harry Blyth (writing as Hal Meredith), in The Halfpenny Marvel #6, on December 20, 1893. He appeared in a few more stories by Meredith.he appeared from 1893 to 1978, running to over 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sexton Blake"
Sharky and George (original name: Sharky et Georges) was a French children's TV cartoon in the 1980s. It was translated to English and show on Sky Channel and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sharky and George"
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