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23rd Jun '17 12:06:05 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/FatalFrameVIVengeance'': The entire reason Sumiko comes to the Watanabe Shrine is to solve the mystery of the Disappearance of the Watanabe Three in 1984.
19th Jun '17 1:39:41 PM rafi
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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, believe it or not. Building on traditions from the newspaper strip by Creator/FloydGottfredson, and the later Mickey/Goofy adventure comics by PaulMurry, Mickey often appears as an Amateur Sleuth in comics, in some stories even being presented as a licensed private eye.

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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, believe it or not. Mickey Mouse in ''ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse''. Building on traditions from the newspaper strip by Creator/FloydGottfredson, and the later Mickey/Goofy adventure comics by PaulMurry, Mickey often appears Paul Murry, he is depicted him as an Amateur Sleuth one in comics, comics and in some stories even being presented as a licensed private eye.eye. Often overlaps with GreatDetective.
9th Jun '17 1:20:19 AM Ccook1956
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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' was this in largest part, most notably in the early seasons. A newspaper artaicle at the end of "A Clue For Scooby-Doo" even calls them amateur sleuths. By extension, all of the [[RecycledINSPACE recycled]] [[FollowTheLeader clones]] thereof also qualify.

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' was this in largest part, most notably in the early seasons. A newspaper artaicle article at the end of "A Clue For Scooby-Doo" even calls them amateur sleuths. By extension, all of the [[RecycledINSPACE recycled]] [[FollowTheLeader clones]] thereof also qualify.
9th Jun '17 1:19:34 AM Ccook1956
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%%* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' was this in largest part, most notably in the early seasons. A newspaper artaicle at the end of "A Clue For Scooby-Doo" even calls them amateur sleuths. By extension, all of the [[RecycledINSPACE recycled]] [[FollowTheLeader clones]] thereof.thereof also qualify.
5th Jun '17 6:26:56 AM foxley
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* Lori Shepherd in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, and in some respects, Dimity herself. Lori has some knowledge of old books and manuscripts (which does come in handy from time to time), but she inherited a fortune from Dimity and so favors and help each other with their cases.[[/folder]]

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* Lori Shepherd in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, and in some respects, Dimity herself. Lori has some knowledge of old books and manuscripts (which does come in handy from time to time), but she inherited a fortune from Dimity and so favors and help each other with their cases.cases.
* Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S., M.D., M.D.S., etc., a.k.a. Literature/TheThinkingMachine, is a university professor who solves 'impossible' crimes that are brought to him by his journalist friend Hutchinson Hatch.
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19th Apr '17 12:25:18 PM Andyroid
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* Herschel Layton from the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games is a professor of archaeology, but he tends to get roped into solving mysteries wherever he goes, thanks to his puzzle-solving skills.
8th Apr '17 8:11:04 AM Kitchen90
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One common variety is a retired detective, such as Literature/HerculePoirot or Nick Charles. Other specific varations are the LittleOldLadyInvestigates, the KidDetective and the MysteryWriterDetective. Some {{Hardboiled Detective}}s will be amateur sleuths, though this is rare. Compare PrivateDetective.

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One common variety is a retired detective, such as Literature/HerculePoirot or [[Film/TheThinMan Nick Charles. Charles]]. Other specific varations variations are the LittleOldLadyInvestigates, the KidDetective and the MysteryWriterDetective. Some {{Hardboiled Detective}}s will be amateur sleuths, though this is rare. Compare PrivateDetective.
8th Mar '17 2:33:01 PM StFan
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* Flavia Gemina and her friends in the ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' are {{KidDetective}}s and {{Amateur Sleuth}}s in UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire.

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* Flavia Gemina and her friends in the ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' are {{KidDetective}}s {{Kid Detective}}s and {{Amateur Sleuth}}s in UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire.



* Although the TropeCodifier Literature/SherlockHolmes has no formal connection to law enforcement and is occasionally referred to as an "amateur" in the stories, he doesn't quite fit this trope since crime-solving is still his primary line of work. ''And he gets paid for it''.
** He is professionally termed as a "Consulting Detective" and charges fees for his services. He would appear to be what we'd commonly call now a private investigator. Holmes describes himself as an "amateur of crime", using the term in the then-current usage to mean an enthusiast or "lover" of crime, from the latin "amo". He does refer to "remitting his fees entirely" at his discretion, and does so on at least one occasion; there are also occasions where he does not actually solve the crime - the murder of Charles Augustus Milverton, for example, where [[LetOffByTheDetective he colludes in covering the matter up]] - or there IS no crime, such as "The Man With The Twisted Lip".

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* Although the TropeCodifier Literature/SherlockHolmes has no formal connection to law enforcement and is occasionally referred to as an "amateur" in the stories, he doesn't quite fit this trope since crime-solving is still his primary line of work. ''And he gets paid for it''.
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it''. He is professionally termed as a "Consulting Detective" and charges fees for his services. He would appear to be what we'd commonly call now a private investigator. Holmes describes himself as an "amateur of crime", using the term in the then-current usage to mean an enthusiast or "lover" of crime, from the latin "amo". He does refer to "remitting his fees entirely" at his discretion, and does so on at least one occasion; there are also occasions where he does not actually solve the crime - -- the murder of Charles Augustus Milverton, for example, where [[LetOffByTheDetective he colludes in covering the matter up]] - -- or there IS no crime, such as "The Man With The with the Twisted Lip".



* Sujata Massey's ''ReiShimura'' is a Japanese-American antique dealer/amateur sleuth. In later books of the series, however, she becomes an official agent for a CIA-wannabe.

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* Sujata Massey's ''ReiShimura'' ''Literature/ReiShimura'' is a Japanese-American antique dealer/amateur sleuth. In later books of the series, however, she becomes an official agent for a CIA-wannabe.



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* Robert Cath, protagonist and player character of the adventure game ''TheLastExpress'', boards a train to find his friend murdered, and proceeds to investigate both the murder and various pieces of international intrigue aboard.

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* Robert Cath, protagonist and player character of the adventure game ''TheLastExpress'', ''VideoGame/TheLastExpress'', boards a train to find his friend murdered, and proceeds to investigate both the murder and various pieces of international intrigue aboard.



* The main cast of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', except for Naoto, who is a KidDetective.

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* The main cast of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', except for Naoto, who is a KidDetective.



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* Asia Ellis in ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]''. She was kidnapped and dragged into the supernatural world while working on a private investigation.

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* Asia Ellis in ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]''.''Webcomic/{{morphE}}''. She was kidnapped and dragged into the supernatural world while working on a private investigation.



* In one of the 1950's WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons, "Detective Thinking Hat", Felix becomes a junior G-Man and ends up tracking down and bringing in Rock Bottom.

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* In one of the 1950's WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' cartoons, "Detective Thinking Hat", Felix becomes a junior G-Man and ends up tracking down and bringing in Rock Bottom.
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6th Mar '17 5:48:12 PM Vilui
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* Lori Shepherd in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, and in some respects, Dimity herself. Lori has some knowledge of old books and manuscripts (which does come in handy from time to time), but she inherited a fortune from Dimity and so favors and help each other with their cases.

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* Lori Shepherd in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, and in some respects, Dimity herself. Lori has some knowledge of old books and manuscripts (which does come in handy from time to time), but she inherited a fortune from Dimity and so favors and help each other with their cases.[[/folder]]

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1st Mar '17 7:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* ElleryQueen, created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee under the pseudonym "Ellery Queen," is a mystery writer who assists his police chief father on tough cases.

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* ElleryQueen, Creator/ElleryQueen, created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee under the pseudonym "Ellery Queen," is a mystery writer who assists his police chief father on tough cases.
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