The Best Classic Mystery Sidekicks

Every Sherlock needs their Watson.

best classic mystery sidekicks

Anonymous — C. Auguste Dupin’s unnamed sidekick 

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Dr. John Watson — Sherlock Holme's sidekick

A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Ariadne Oliver — Hercule Poirot's sidekick

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember

By Agatha Christie

Mervyn Bunter — Lord Peter Wimsey’s butler

Whose Body?

Whose Body?

By Dorothy L. Sayers

Archie Goodwin — Nero Wolfe's sidekick

Her Forbidden Knight

Her Forbidden Knight

By Rex Stout

Nora Charles — Nick Charles' wife

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

The Thin Man

By Dashiell Hammett

Magersfontein Lugg — Alfred Campion's sidekick

The Crime at Black Dudley

The Crime at Black Dudley

Agatha Troy — Roderick Alleyn's sidekick

Artists in Crime

Artists in Crime

By Ngaio Marsh