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Arielluria
07-10-2009, 03:11 PM
I'm addicted to Monk (new season starts 8/7, BTW ;)). I've always loved mysteries and romances bore me stiff!!!!!!!! My 3 favs are definitely (in this order: Monk, Columbo & Poirot). Who is your favorite & why?

I'm a bit of a neat freak so I know I love Monk & Poirot for their orderliness :teehee:.......which begs the question why do I love Columbo? He's a mess, but he's a genius as the other 2 also are.

jheatherley
07-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Don't watch TV, but read a lot of mysteries. Nero Wolfe is the greatest, no question. Of course, he'd be nothing without Archie.

auntcrafty
07-11-2009, 12:09 AM
Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson on The Closer (http://www.tnt.tv/series/closer/castcrew/?contentId=24587)-- technically she's not a detective, but she's my favorite "mystery solver" & I love Criminal Minds for crime drama.

sheldon
07-11-2009, 11:07 AM
You forgot the most brilliant detective of all time whom nearly every fictional detective borrowed from: Sherlock Holmes. :) Amy and I are huge fans of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series. Poirot is another of our favorites. Our evenings in the winter usually consist of a wood stove fire, a Sherlock Holmes or Poirot episode and Amy working on some knitting project.

PamJ
07-11-2009, 12:44 PM
So many great heroes to choose from! My top favorites are:

Morse and sidekick Lewis--Colin Dexter

Richard Jury--Martha Grimes

Adam Dalgliesh--PD James

Nero Wolfe and Archie--Rex Stout

KnitClickChick
07-12-2009, 07:45 AM
This is a hard one. But I'd have to go with Monk for sure! Isn't this the last season though? I hope they will have reruns on. How about Miss Marple? This used to be on when I was a kid and it kind of scared me for some reason :0)

Arielluria
07-12-2009, 11:30 AM
You forgot the most brilliant detective of all time whom nearly every fictional detective borrowed from: Sherlock Holmes. :) Amy and I are huge fans of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series. Poirot is another of our favorites. Our evenings in the winter usually consist of a wood stove fire, a Sherlock Holmes or Poirot episode and Amy working on some knitting project.:wall: You are SO right. I should have included Sherlock. I too love Jeremy Brett as Sherlock!

thecatsmother
07-12-2009, 08:39 PM
I love all the detectives as mysteries are my favourite read.I also like Adam Dalgliesh but also

Sherrif Joanna Brady-JA Jance
Alex Delaware and his cop friend Milo-Jonathon Kellerman.
Ammanda Pepper-Gillian Roberts
on TV I like Charlie Epp-Numbrs and Patrick Jane-Mentalist and of course Monk

Jeremy
07-12-2009, 11:22 PM
I love Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis. Especially Milo. Second or third place, probably Kay Scarpetta.

Sunshine's Mom
07-13-2009, 02:23 PM
You forgot the most brilliant detective of all time whom nearly every fictional detective borrowed from: Sherlock Holmes. :) Amy and I are huge fans of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series. Poirot is another of our favorites. Our evenings in the winter usually consist of a wood stove fire, a Sherlock Holmes or Poirot episode and Amy working on some knitting project.

I, too, am a fan of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. That sounds like the most relaxing evening to have. I wish my hubby liked murder mysteries as much as I do. I have a huge collection of Poirot. Unfortunately, I have to watch them alone. On the up side - it's usually hubby that's buying me the dvds so - I'll keep him.

Has anyone mentioned Brother Cadfael? He's another fave of mine.