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Not your typical hard-boiled gumshoes, these detectives intrigue, charm and delight all the more for their atypical characters, quirks or circumstances.

 

An Uncertain Place

Commissaire Adamsberg #6

di Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds

From the #1 bestselling French author and three-time winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Award.

When Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the chief of police in Paris's seventh arrondissement,...


The Problemist: The Complete Adventures of Thornley Colton, Blind Detective

di Clinton H. Stagg

Clinton Stagg created a fascinating character in detective fiction before being killed in a car crash at the age of 26. We are left with only 8 short stories and one novel (all collected in this volume) of Thornley...


Whose Body?

di Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the sudden appearance of a naked body in the bath of an architect at the same time a noted financier goes missing under strange circumstances. As the case progresses it becomes...

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

Thursday Next #1

di Jasper Fforde

The first installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England

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The Innocence of Father Brown

di Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Twelve mysteries featuring Father Brown, the short, stumpy Catholic priest with "uncanny insight into human evil."

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1

di Alexander Mccall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s...


A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5

Thursday Next #9

di Jasper Fforde

A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5 Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection...


The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime

Nursery Crime (US editions) #1

di Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde's bestselling Thursday Next series has delighted readers of every genre with its literary derring-do and brilliant flights of fancy. In The Big Over Easy, Fforde takes a break from classic literature...


The Manual of Detection: A Novel

Hammett Prize 2009

di Jedediah Berry

"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka." - -The New Yorker

Reminiscent of imaginative fiction from Jorge Luis Borges to Jasper Fforde yet...


The Defective Detective : Murder on the Links

di Adam Maxwell

Clint had woken up in some strange places in his time. Narcolepsy is like that. But even he had never woken up on a golf course next to a dead body. Until today. When one of his friends reveals himself to be...

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The Thorpe Hazell Mysteries, and More Thrilling Tales On and Off the Rails

di Victor L. Whitechurch

The Reverend Victor L. Whitechurch was both a popular fiction writer and a railroad enthusiast, so it is no surprise that he created Thorpe Hazell, an eccentric but successful amateur railway detective who solved...


The Defective Detective : Cat Chaser

di Adam Maxwell

It's the first case for Clint, probably the world's only narcoleptic detective, and everything should be going really well. To be brutal, it probably would be going a lot better if he'd managed to stay awake...

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The Sunday Philosophy Club: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (1)

Isabel Dalhousie #1

di Alexander Mccall Smith

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 1

 

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating...


The Old Man in the Corner

di Baroness Emma Orczy

Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man In the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity...

Aunt Dimity's Death

Aunt Dimity #1

di Nancy Atherton

...Until the Dickensian law firm of Willis & Willis summons her to a reading of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a siazable estate--if she can discover the secret hidden...


The Secret Adversary

Tommy &Tuppence #1

di Agatha Christie

Hiring themselves out as “young adventurers willing to do anything” is a smart move for Tommy and Tuppence. All Tuppence has to do is take an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris and pose as someone named Jane...

The Woman in Black

di E.C. Bentley

The first of a series of detective novels featuring "gentleman sleuth Philip Trent," later published under the title "Trent's Last Case."

An African Millionaire

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