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TV Characters Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?  

Milton Houten
2.9k votes 336 voters 2.7k views

List Rules TV crime solvers only. No movies or books.

TV is fully of amazing crime-solvers with lots of different kinds of skills. Supernatural, intuitive or just plain brilliant... it's like comparing apples to oranges in some ways. But you have to pick. Which one would you want following the clues that would bring your murderer to justice? Vote for your favorite detective/psychic/cop/scientist... and rank your own version if you want. Add anyone I missed!

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes - Elementary & many more...

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Patrick Jane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Patrick Jane The Mentalist - The Mentalist

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Temperance
CloeAllen added Temperance "Bones" Brennan Bones - Bones

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Seeley Booth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
CloeAllen added Seeley Booth Bones - Bones

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Shawn Spencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Shawn Spencer Psych, Psych - Psych

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Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Law & Order

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Fox Mulder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Fox Mulder & Dana Scully The X-Files, The X Files 2, The X-Files - The X-Files

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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts, Dexter Universe - Dexter

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Veronica Mars Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
The Scooby Gang Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out - Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

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Adrian Monk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Adrian Monk Monk, Monk Universe - Monk

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Jessica Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote, Murder - Murder She Wrote

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Elliot Stabler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Elliot Stabler Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Law & Order

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Horatio Caine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Horatio Caine CSI: Miami, CSI - CSI: Miami

The Most Brilliant TV Detectives

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Lieutenant Columbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Lieutenant Columbo Columbo, NBC Mystery Movie - Columbo

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Brenda Leigh Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Brenda Leigh Johnson The Closer - The Closer

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Gil Grissom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Gil Grissom CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - CSI

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Hercule Poirot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie's Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile - Poirot

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Michael Westen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Michael Westen Burn Notice, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe - Burn Notice

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Melinda Gordon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Melinda Gordon Ghost Whisperer - Ghost Whisperer

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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Remington Steele & Laura Holt Remington Steele, Bonds Are Forever - Remington Steele

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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffyverse - Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Emily Thorne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Caskett47 added Emily Thorne (born Amanda Clarke) Revenge - Revenge

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Steve McGarrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Steve McGarrett Hawaii Five-0 - Hawaii 5-0

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Thomas Magnum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Thomas Magnum Magnum, P.I. - Magnum P.I.

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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Charlie's Angels Charlie's Angels

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David Addison and Maddie Hayes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Samantha Dillinger added David Addison and Maddie Hayes Moonlighting

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John Shaft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
John Shaft Undercover Brother, Shaft in Africa, Shaft

The Bizarre Case Of The Jenny Jones Murder

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Hank Schrader is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Hank Schrader Breaking Bad, Pilot - Breaking Bad

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Kojak Kojak: The Price of Justice

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Cedric Daniels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Cedric Daniels The Wire - The Wire

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Joe Friday is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Joe Friday Dragnet, Dragnet, Dragnet

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Jim Rockford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Jim Rockford The Rockford Files - The Rockford Files

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Dale Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Dale Cooper Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Twin Peaks

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Louie Provenza is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Louie Provenza The Closer - The Closer

People Who Blamed Their Crimes on the Devil

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Joe Mannix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Joe Mannix Mannix

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Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Jimmy McNulty The Wire - The Wire

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Jennifer & Jonathan Hart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Jennifer & Jonathan Hart Hart to Hart

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Andy Sipowicz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Andy Sipowicz NYPD Blue - NYPD Blue

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Vic Mackey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Vic Mackey The Shield - The Shield

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Barnaby Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Barnaby Jones Barnaby Jones

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Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Cagney & Lacey Cagney & Lacey

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DCI Jane Tennison is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
DCI Jane Tennison Drama Trails, Prime Suspect, Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circles - Prime Suspect

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Mike Hammer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Mike Hammer Kiss Me Deadly, Mike Hammer: Song Bird, My Gun Is Quick

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Frank Cannon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Frank Cannon Cannon

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Crockett & Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Would You Want Investigating Your Murder?
Crockett & Tubbs Miami Vice