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Some renowned characters of the detective world
They were forged in imagination and thoughts but they simply happened to hang about on our mind and heart. We are talking of those well-known detective characters who, despite being creative give off the feel of very much existent. Almost 171 years have elapsed by since the first detective story was written. Let’s throw a glance over the world famed detective characters of world.
A four story building in Riu morgue (an inventive city) in Paris! The dead bodies of two ladies lying sprawled in one room at its top floor! Dead bodies difficult to identify! An innocent man has been made accused and being awarded the punishment on the count of murdering the two ladies! C. Auguste Dupin is not a professional detective but wants to bring the original murderer in front of people. After a massive investigation, he finds out that a cave dweller had murdered the two women.
The above is not a true incidence but a simple plot of a detective book ‘Murder in the Riu morgue ’. This has been accredited to be the first detective novel of the world. This was published in the American magazine ‘Graham’ for the first time round. The date was, 20th, April, 1841. Its author was the American detective novelist ‘Edgar Allan Poe’. He was supposed to be progenitor of
Glimpses of Dupin
The detective novelists Sir Arthur Conon Doyle and Agatha Christy were also inspired hugely with the detective character of Dupin. Their detective characters namely Sherlock Homes and Hercule Poirot give off the imprints of Dupin’s character. In fact in India and abroad, the authors have created such detective characters from time to time which are though imaginative but people refuse to concede this and treating them as real characters. Let’s come to know some such popular detective characters people from across the entire countries of world are mad after.
Broad forehead, glinting eyes, and cigar in mouth…! This is Sherlock Holmes who is a detective in London. He takes helps of the forensic science in solving the complex cases. This Scottish author is the lead detective character of the
detective novels of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle
. This had surfaced up for the first time round in 1887 in the Arthur’s novel, ‘A Study in Scarlet’. People loved this character so much that it got the opportunity of exhibiting its detection/investigative prowess in around a total of four novels and 56 short stories.
In fact Arthur worked as a clerk for Joseph Bell in the Edinburg hospital. Joseph used to study any problem with intense brooding. Arthur got the hero of his story from here.
Bald headed, short height, smallish drawn out moustaches… This is the description of Hercule Poirote which was created by the British writer Agatha Christie. This character became the hero of Agatha Christie in about 33 novels and 51 short stories. He is a Belgian detective who lived in London. He was spotted in the ‘Mysterious Affairs at style. The character of Hercule Poirote was moulded after the names of the then two extremely popular fictional detective characters Hercule Popiue and Monsieur Poirote- hence the name Hercule Poirote.
Shiny eyes, smartly dressed up, code name: 007! Name is Bond- James Bond! The British writer Ian Fleming had chiselled out this detective character in 1953. It takes up the challenges of solving complex problems in about 11 novels and two small short stories. He became so much popular among the people that even after the death of Ian, 6 different authors also made him the main character of their novels. James Bond is an intelligence officer in the ‘British Intelligence Secret Service’. The author had put the name after the name of an American bird scientist ‘James Bond’.
He wears coat and pant. Whenever he takes up a complex case, he whistles rounding off his lips…! This describes Major Balwant who was made hero by Maqbool Jallandhry who wrote these detective novels as alias of Colonel Ranjit. His different style and out of crowd flairs made people mad after this popular detective hero.
He doesn’t have any law degree even then people shirk from arguing against him in courts. His chief weaponry is his sharp edged intellect. This is the main character of the novels of
Pandit Ved Prakash Sharma
. This character triumphs over the legal cases in courts.
Two are bosom friends- Rajan and Ekbal. Indian author S C Joshi has made these names as the imaginary detective characters of his novels. ‘Maut ka jadu’, Rajan-Ekbal ki vapasi’ etc bear the testimony of their tactfulness and sterling performances. Readers wait restlessly for the publication of the newer novels in the Rajan-Ekbal series.
Attractive persona, an investigative journalist of ‘The Blast’ paper…! He brings the truth to the fore hidden behind seven curtains. This is Sunil through the magical feats of which, Surendra Mohan Pathak brought the readers face to face with in around 115 books in the Sunil series. People used to dream of becoming a crime reporter after reading his books.
Lean and thin physique, ordinary attire, simple style…! This is Vyomokesh Bakshi. His sharp eyes used to catch up with the smallest of the errors of the criminals. This Bengali character became too much famous in India. Shardendu Bandopadhya had created this character for the first time in his novel ‘ Pather Kaanta’.
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