Genre Clarification: Amateur Detective Sub-Genre


Let’s talk about one of my favorite sub-genres!

I love a good mystery novel.  And I REALLY love it when the detective is an amateur who generally has some profession or affiliation that provides ready access to information about the crime.

The most famous is probably Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple series.  I also remember loving the Encyclopedia Brown books as a kid.

The genre is really broad when you think about it.  It can also contain Jessica Fletcher, Ellery Queen, and even Scooby-Doo!

 

Who is your favorite amateur detective in books??

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