8 of the Most Magnetic Detectives in Crime Fiction

Our Favorite Detectives in Crime FictionLooking for a great new detective series? One of the most satisfying parts of reading crime fiction is getting to know all the detectives. Authors of mysteries, police procedurals, and other crime books have created all sorts of detectives, from by-the-book investigators to wily private eyes. So whether you’re looking to read about classic amateur sleuths like Miss Marple, or the best detectives in contemporary crime fiction, such as Alex Cross and Harry Hole, you’re sure to find a series to fall in love with on this list.


Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.