Top 10 Best Detective Roles

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The Top Ten

1 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Ultimate 'thinking man's" sleuth-The Einstein of all PI's -

Great one, though I can't believe Hercule Poirot is not in this list.. - J-Ten

Nobody could top holmes... poirot is awesome.. but holmes is the best

His science of deduction makes him badass. - LightningBlade

2 Hercule Poirot Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot is unbeatable. I love Sherlock Holmes, he's a great mind, but nothing, NOTHING beats Poirot. Before I read the bookks, I was against Poirot, too. "Who could top off Sherlock Holmes? " I asked. But then you read the books and THEN it strikes you. Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective of all time.

3 L Lawliet L Lawliet L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata .
4 Bullitt

Coolest, hippest slick-boy with a heart of stone-can smell a rat for 50 miles -

5 Popeye Doyle Popeye Doyle

Top B.S.-er with a penchant for clamping onto a case like a pit bull -

6 Jake Geddes

Ultimate inside man who will not sell-out to the man-Absolutely cannot be smoozed -

7 MIke Hammer

A man's Man and a ladies nightmare-Will kill you with the quickness-Revenge is his middle name -

8 Easy Rawlings

The 'everyman' detective-Stands tall in the saddle when faced with the dishonor of the gutter-will do what a man's gotta do -

9 Dirty Harry Callahan

Urban Storm Trooper will not take any mess from 'fat cats'-Best Detective gun in history -

10 Dave Robisheau

The top conscience and moral man of the PI's, knows how to take a punch and deliver -

The Contenders

11 John Shaft

One of the meanest, most violent of the bunch---Very Shrewd and absolutely fearless -

12 V.I. Warshawski

Besides 'Gloria', toughest dame around. Modern day 'Honey West' -

13 Cole Phelps Cole Phelps
14 Patrick Jane

Patrick Jane was the best detective. He was torn between good and evil. Only helped solve crimes to hunt down the serial killer that visciously killed his wife and daughter, but after he got his vengence he stayed to save the world. Love that guy.

15 Mike Lowery
16 Kate Beckett

You just need to watch an episode of Castle to realise that Detective Kate Beckett is badass, sexy and smart. With help from Richard Castle, no murderer can run free from her.

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17 Batman Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27.
18 William Murdoch

Murdoch Mysteries is the best Murder Mystery Show ever! Its just pure awesome

19 Jack Frost
20 Detective Conan
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