Their Identities Are No Mystery: 10 Sleuths Who Will Remain Mononymous

Shelf RenewalLike Sting, Cher, or Ditka, sometimes a reputation is so large that the person behind it requires only one name. Cormoran Strike, the unforgettable lead in Robert Galbraith’s mystery series (Career of Evil, The Silkworm, The Cuckoo’s Calling), is poised to become one of literature’s single-name superstars. If he does make the leap, he’ll be in august company. Invite your patrons to match these instantly recognizable PIs with their creators.

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

  1. Amos
  2. Bosch
  3. Easy
  4. Elvis
  5. Hercule
  6. Kinsey
  7. Nameless
  8. Sherlock
  9. Spade
  10. Spenser

1) Amos Walker, by Loren Estleman; 2) Harry Bosch, by Michael Connelly; 3) Easy Rawlins, by Walter Mosley; 4) Elvis Cole, by Robert Crais; 5) Hercule Poirot, by Agatha Christie; 6) Kinsey Millhone, by Sue Grafton; 7) The “Nameless” Detective, by Bill Pronzini; 8) Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle; 9) Sam Spade, by Dashiell Hammett; 10) Spenser, by Robert B. Parker.






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Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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