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Literature: Creators

Q: Who created the character(s) ... ? A:
Albert Campion (amateur detective) Click to show or hide the answer
Hamish Macbeth Click to show or hide the answer
The Wombles Click to show or hide the answer
Charlie Chan Click to show or hide the answer
Paddington Bear Click to show or hide the answer
Destry, Dr. Kildare Click to show or hide the answer
Tarzan Click to show or hide the answer
Philip Marlowe Click to show or hide the answer
The Saint (Simon Templar) Click to show or hide the answer
Father Brown Click to show or hide the answer
Jack Reacher Click to show or hide the answer
Superintendent Battle, Inspector Japp (they appear in five and seven of her novels respectively) Click to show or hide the answer
Jack Ryan (played in several films by Harrison Ford) Click to show or hide the answer
Artemis Fowl (12–year–old master criminal) Click to show or hide the answer
Sergeant Cuff (one of the first detectives in English fiction) Click to show or hide the answer
Sherlock Holmes Click to show or hide the answer
Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (veteran LAPD homicide detective) Click to show or hide the answer
Hannah Massey, Maggie Rowan, Tilly Trotter Click to show or hide the answer
Richard Sharpe (played on TV by Sean Bean) Click to show or hide the answer
Kay Scarpetta (Italian American pathologist) Click to show or hide the answer
William Brown ('Just William') Click to show or hide the answer
Doctor Finlay Click to show or hide the answer
Dirk Pitt (marine engineer, government agent and adventurer) Click to show or hide the answer
Marcus Didius Falco (detective of ancient Rome) Click to show or hide the answer
Harry Palmer, Bernard Sampson (spies) Click to show or hide the answer
Inspector Morse Click to show or hide the answer
Svengali Click to show or hide the answer
Paul Temple Click to show or hide the answer
Horatio Hornblower Click to show or hide the answer
Sid Halley (jockey turned private detective) Click to show or hide the answer
Jemima Shaw (detective) Click to show or hide the answer
Van der Valk Click to show or hide the answer
Perry Mason Click to show or hide the answer
The Cisco Kid (a somewhat different character from the one that became famous on TV and in films) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Ripley (amoral anti–hero – “the talented Mr. Ripley”) Click to show or hide the answer
Detectives Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe Click to show or hide the answer
A. J. Raffles (gentleman burglar, played on TV by Anthony Valentine) Click to show or hide the answer
Alex Rider (14–year–old MI6 agent) Click to show or hide the answer
Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame Click to show or hide the answer
Adam Dalgleish, Cordelia Grey (detectives) Click to show or hide the answer
Biggles Click to show or hide the answer
Erik the Viking (book 1983, film - with a completely different plot - 1989) Click to show or hide the answer
Alex Delaware (child psychologist – US author, first appeared 1985) Click to show or hide the answer
Lassie (English–born US novelist, 1897–1943) Click to show or hide the answer
George Smiley Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Dolittle Click to show or hide the answer
Jason Bourne (later taken up by Eric van Lustbader) – played in films by Matt Damon Click to show or hide the answer
Inspector Alleyn Click to show or hide the answer
Rumpole of the Bailey Click to show or hide the answer
Hopalong Cassidy (author 1883–1956) Click to show or hide the answer
Reginald Perrin Click to show or hide the answer
Alex Cross, African–American psychologist and former FBI agent – played in two films by Morgan Freeman (author born in upstate New York, 1947) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Brother Cadfael, Inspector Felse Click to show or hide the answer
C. Auguste Dupin (detective) Click to show or hide the answer
Gargantua and Pantagruel (in a series of five 16th century novels –giants, father and son respectively) Click to show or hide the answer
Inspector Rebus Click to show or hide the answer
Inspector Wexford Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Bunter Click to show or hide the answer
Fu Manchu Click to show or hide the answer
Harry Potter Click to show or hide the answer
Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Nicely Nicely Johnson Click to show or hide the answer
Matthew Shardlake (hunchbacked lawyer in the reign of Henry VIII) Click to show or hide the answer
Lord Peter Wimsey Click to show or hide the answer
Inspector Maigret Click to show or hide the answer
Frankenstein and his monster Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Malaprop Click to show or hide the answer
Horrid Henry Click to show or hide the answer
Lewis Eliot: narrator and hero of a series of novels by Click to show or hide the answer
Alf Garnett Click to show or hide the answer
Mike Hammer Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Miniver (originally for a column in The Times 1937, published in book form 1940, filmed in 1942 starring Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon) Click to show or hide the answer
John Jorrocks (grocer and sportsman) Click to show or hide the answer
Walter Mitty Click to show or hide the answer
Worzel Gummidge Click to show or hide the answer
Adrian Mole Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Poppins Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Liar Click to show or hide the answer
P.C. George Dixon (of Dock Green) Click to show or hide the answer
Tracy Beaker, Mark Spark, Freddy's Teddy (children's author) Click to show or hide the answer
Jeeves & Wooster Click to show or hide the answer

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