List of fictional historical detectives  

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This list consists of fictional historical detectives, in chronological order of setting:

DetectiveSetting, PeriodCreatorDebut
Gordianus the FinderRoman Republic, 1st Cen. BCE)Steven SaylorRoman Blood (1991)
Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the YoungerRoman Republic, 1st Cen. BCEJohn Maddox RobertsSPQR (1990)
Marcus Didius FalcoRoman Empire, 1st Cen. CELindsey Davisthe Silver Pigs (1989)
Judge DeeChina, 7th Cen. CERobert van GulikDi Gong An (1949
Sister FidelmaIreland, 7th Cen. CEPeter TremayneAbsolution by Murder (1994)
Li KaoChina, 7th Cen. CEBarry HughartBridge of Birds (1984)
Brother CadfaelWales, 12th Cen. CEEllis Petersa Morbid Taste for Bones (1977)
Brother William of BaskervilleItaly, 1327 CEUmberto EcoThe Name of the Rose (1980)
Brother AthelstanLondon, 1376 CEP. C. Dohertythe Nightingale Gallery (1991)
Matthew ShardlakeLondon, 1537 CEC. J. SansomDissolution (2003)
Roxanne ToddPhiladelphia, 1871 CEEmma Regan
Sherlock HolmesLondon, 1881 CESir Arthur Conan DoyleA Study in Scarlet (1886)

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