Best fictional detectives
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'Murder, She Wrote' (1984)( CBS )
Detective name: Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) in "Murder, She Wrote" (1984)
Sleuthing style: The shrewd instincts and keen eye of a writer mixed with the unabashed nosiness and pestering only a grandma-type can muster.
Claim to Fame: Though Jessica's Maine town of Cabot Cove had a population of only 3,500, a surplus of corpses kept her solving cases for 12 seasons.