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These Are the 8 Best Classic Mystery Characters of All Time

Clever characters create lasting stories.

Nero Wolfe Best Mystery Characters

Auguste C.  Dupin

August C. Dupin
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  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Irene Adler

Irene Adler
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  • Photo Credit: Hartswood Films

Miss Jane Marple

Miss Jane Marple
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  • Photo Credit: BBC

Samuel Ratchett

Samuel Ratchett in Murder on the Orient Express
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  • Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe
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  • Photo Credit: The American Magazine 1938

Philip Marlowe

Philip Marlowe
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  • Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Gideon Fell

Gideon Fell

Jules Maigret 

Jules Maigret
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  • Photo Credit: ITV