[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.

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Supernatural mysteryEdit

Transcriptions projectsEdit

Series charactersEdit

Listed alphabetically by character name.

Leblanc's Arsène Lupin seriesEdit

Poe's C. Auguste Dupin seriesEdit

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

Chesterton's Father Brown seriesEdit

Doyle's Sherlock Holmes seriesEdit

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See also the Sherlock Holmes collection under Arthur Conan Doyle

Novels are listed in bold.