Genre fiction lover: Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy
Favorite Fictional Detective
Sam Vimes is technically a police captain. But if the definition of a detective is one who uses experience, cunning, and wit to figure out whodunnit, then Sam fits the bill. Just give him some ratty shoes and he walks the cobbled streets of Ankh Morpork, knowing where he is and the stories the streets can tell just by the feel of the cobbles under his feet. He is a cynic and an idealist. He has lived as a poor street rat and a member of the nobility. He often believes his badge is the only thing stopping him from becoming one of the criminals he hunts. He is difficult to kill (as the numerous failed attempts on his life can attest). He is a keen observer of human nature and a whole lot smarter than most people give him credit for, much to their eventual dismay.
I enjoy Pratchett's discworld series, but the stories that center on the City Watch with Capt. Vimes and his officers are the only ones that I read over and over and over again. they are:
The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett (my favorite of the group)