Is the case REALLY afoot?
December 3, 2008 10:37 AM Subscribe
Are there any real-life Sherlock Holmeses, Hercule Poirots, or Adrian Monks?
posted by Ms. Saint to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
A whole lot of detective stories involve world-famous detectives who work on commission independently of the police force. These are the creme a la creme of private detectives, called in only when the case is too difficult for the police.
I know there are a lot of private detectives, but they all seem to mostly get work tracking down cheating spouses, doing background checks, etc... So I'm wondering if there really are any private detectives who have the reputation that these fictional detectives are said to have and do only the same type of work. Are there any private detectives who make their living solving only the toughest of crimes, the most mysterious of murders, and the most stupefying of heists?