Best fictional detectives
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'Shaft' (1971)( Hollywood Entertainment Museum )
Detective name: John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) in "Shaft" (1971)
Sleuthing style: Leatherclad, armed and ready to take back Harlem one Mafioso (or a dozen) at a time.
Claim to fame: Black America's street-wise answer to James Bond and the inspiration behind Issac Hayes' most iconic song.