Famous Fictional Detectives, You Wish were Real (Part II)
Detective fiction has always been famous both in literature and television and movies. There are many well-known detectives who are famous for their crime-solving abilities, wit, and eccentricities. In the first part of the story, we discussed a few famous detectives, and continuing from there, here are a few more detectives we wish were real.
Back in India, Byomkesh Bakshi by SharadninduBandyopadhyay is probably the most famous fictional detective ever created in the sub-continent. Byomkesh Bakshi is famous for his eye for detail and sharp brain.
Byomkesh Bakshi is a Kolkata-based detective who prefers the word ‘Satyanweshi’ which means the one who is in search of truth instead of a detective. Ajit is his partner who helps him in his endeavors. He solves cases that include theft, murder, smuggling, etc. Byomkesh Bakshi uses his observations, logical reasoning, and sometimes forensic science also to solve various cases. He first appeared in the story Satyanweshi written in 1932 by SharadninduBandyopadhyay. He appeared in various movies and television series, the most famous are the 1967 Bengali movie Chidiyaghar starring Uttam Kumar was directed by Satyajit Ray and the television series Byomkesh Bakshi aired on Doordarshan during the 1990s directed by Basu Chatterjee featuring Rajit Kapoor as Byomkesh Bakshi. In 2015, a Bollywood movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshy released where late actor Sushant Singh Rajput played the role Byomkesh Bakshi.
Nancy Drew is a fictional detective created by Edward Stratemeyer, who created The Hardy Boys also and she is a female counterpart to The Hardy Boys.
Nancy Drew is a teenage female detective, created by author Edward Stratemeyer and she is a contemporary of The Hardy Boys. The 1930 book The Secret of the Old Clock introduced Nancy Drew for the first time. Afterward, just like in The Hardy Boys, stories involving Nancy Drew were ghostwritten by various writers and were published under the shared pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Even though she is an amateur detective, her abilities astonish even the grown-up detectives. Many times she helped the cops to solve cases including murders also. She solved more than 500 cases according to the books she appeared on.
Inspector Alan Grant
Inspector Alan Grant is a Scotland Yard inspector who is famous for his persistency and conscientiousness.
What makes Inspector Alan Grant different from other sleuths is that unlike others he is a policeman and has the official authority to solve cases. Other detectives are either hired or called by police to help a certain case but for Inspector Alan Grant, it’s his duty. He is famous for being the protagonist in the novel The Daughter of Time, where he solves a 300 year old case and it was named as the greatest mystery novel of all time
by the Crime Writers’ Association.