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[Mystery fiction] is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction—in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery. The term "mystery fiction" may sometimes be limited to the subset of detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle/suspense element and its logical solution, as a contrast to hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism.Excerpted from Mystery fiction on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Photograph of a magnifying glass resting on a pile of mixed postcards.


Supernatural mystery[edit]

Transcriptions projects[edit]

Series characters[edit]

Listed alphabetically by character name.

Leblanc's Arsène Lupin series[edit]

Poe's C. Auguste Dupin series[edit]

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is regarded as the first English-language Detective story.

Chesterton's Father Brown series[edit]

Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series[edit]

Sherlock Holmes
Photograph of a collection of items related to Sherlock Holmes resting on a table in front of a fireplace: a Meerschaum pipe, a deerstalker hat, a bowler hat and a magnifying glass.
See also the Sherlock Holmes collection under Arthur Conan Doyle

Novels are listed in bold.