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31st Dec '17 10:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* In a similar spirit to TheHardyBoys, The Three Investigators were a group of school kids who would solve mysteries they encountered. While they would all help each other and work together, Jupiter was responsible for solving most of the cases.

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* In a similar spirit to TheHardyBoys, Literature/TheHardyBoys, The Three Investigators were a group of school kids who would solve mysteries they encountered. While they would all help each other and work together, Jupiter was responsible for solving most of the cases.
10th Dec '17 1:10:06 PM petersohn
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** Miss Marple usually just happens to be somewhere around where murders happen. Then she solves them by ObfuscatingStupidity and asking the right questions from the right people.
16th Nov '17 12:08:14 AM iroanxi
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* Father Saenz and Father Lucero of ''Literature/SmallerAndSmallerCircles'' are consulted by the government in murder cases due to their academic experience in forensics and the government's sore lack of in-house manpower, and despite being Jesuit priests.
18th Oct '17 4:11:23 PM Ccook1956
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* The gang on ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' were amateur sleuths, even in the comics. But sometime during the Gold Key run (around issue #14), they lost their amateur status when they became ghost busters for hire.
9th Oct '17 12:53:04 PM cwilliams1794
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent'', Armand Roulin takes on this role. He's not a detective, but he tries to uncover the truth behind Vincent's death.
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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'' 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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