‘Best Detectives of all Time’ Challenge

You are a private investigator. You have worked for Mrs. Sally Canetti during the last 3 months – chasing her cheating husband. Write a short note to her (on the following photo). 

 

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Mrs. Canetti,

 I hope you saw the picture that I have sent along with this note. The girl in the picture is your ex-husband’s present wife’s brother’s neighbor’s cat’s owner’s sister-in-law’s niece – Clara. She had a valid reason to cheat on your husband you see… Twenty years ago, you kidnapped dognapped Clara’s dog Mr.Huggly-doo and ever since then, Clara has been trying to get even with you. I also learned something interesting. it seems your neighbor Tom is spending a lot of time with you than with his wife. Do I smell fried fish in here?

P.S.:  If you want me to keep quiet about Tom, then remember that my P.I charges are going to be double than what I quoted initially. And yeah, please send me a batch of your freshly baked peanut brittle along with the cheque. Thanks!

Love,

Huckledoobie Goof, P.I

 

Pick 3 best detectives of all time (movies and literature). Add the pictures/gifs if you like. Explain shortly your choices

 

Hercule Poirot

Poirot is my all-time favorite detective. With an egg-shaped head and a funny mustache, Poirot always makes use of his grey cells.

 

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Not a dialog or excerpt from any book, the below story was written by me for a flash fiction prompt.
Hercule Poirot: Waiter! What is this? (Pointing at the eggs)
Waiter: Eggs, Sir. Boiled, as you asked.
Hastings: Good Lord, Poirot! What is wrong with the egg?
Hercule Poirot: This is not a perfectly shaped egg, Hastings! Poirot would eat nothing but a perfectly round egg!!

 

Sherlock Holmes (played by Jeremy Brett)

I am going to be a bit partial here and say that Sherlock, as played by Jeremy Brett is my favorite. Although, Cumberbatch is good too, Jeremy Brett better. 🙂

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Vera Stanhope

Not many people have heard of detective Vera Stanhope. The book series – Vera is written by Ann Cleeves ( She is also the author of Shetland series – another detective series). Set in the beautiful NorthUmberland, Vera is a slow-paced detective series – Vera solves the case as well as fights her inner demons.

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I haven’t listed the above-mentioned detectives in any particular order, as all three are my favorites.

Post written for RayNotBradbury’s Best Detectives of All Time Challenge.

 

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22 thoughts on “‘Best Detectives of all Time’ Challenge

    1. Ah, finally someone who has watched Vera. 🙂 I like the way she’s portrayed in the series. Shetland is also good, after all, it’s written by the same author. 🙂
      The letter was really interesting, wasn’t it, Kate? 😉

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      1. it was hilarious, you have a GSOH! Shetland is wild and beautiful … I like her and Columbus, she is slightly a female version of him … and we have Det. Bonaparte here plus now Jay … First Australian coppers who do outback work, murder, trafficking, etc

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      2. I haven’t seen Columbus, but I have heard of it. I liked Mr.Monk too. Eccentric fella, but it was good. Now I am binge watching pysch, it is also good. 🙂 There’s a hindi TV series by the name C.I.D, it was initially good, but now it’s lost its charm. Btw, What is GSOH?

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      3. great sense of humour 🙂
        Yes to Mr Monk too, like him but only seen a couple of his shows.
        You’ve got a good discussion going here 🙂

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    1. Please do, sir. Vera is an interesting series set in the Northumberland. How Vera fights with her eccentricities and dark memories while solving a case is interesting. 🙂

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