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16th Sep '17 9:26:05 PM karstovich2
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* ''Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar''
* ''Richard Diamond,Private Detective''

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* ''Yours Truly,Johnny Truly, Johnny Dollar''
* ''Richard Diamond,Private Diamond, Private Detective''


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* The 2011 ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' episode "[[https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/447/the-incredible-case-of-the-pi-moms The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms]]" is about a private-detective agency in Contra Costa County, California (in the Bay Area) whose whole M.O. is that the detectives are all [[{{Suburbia}} suburban]] [[{{Housewife}} soccer moms]]. Then the plot thickens...
16th Sep '17 9:20:35 PM karstovich2
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* F. I. G. "Fig" Newton in ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey''. A relatively realistic example: Rumpole (and, it seems, other criminal-defence barristers) employ Fig to find out details of a case that might be relevant to a client's defence in court, especially if Rumpole suspects that his client is the victim of mistaken identity, sloppy policework, or a frame-up. Also realistically, Fig also takes other clients, usually of the "is-my-spouse-cheating-on-me" variety.
4th Sep '17 12:59:00 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': L.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': L.L makes his living this way, though he's such a good sleuth that the world's police forces often officially hire him to help on particularly tough cases.
23rd Aug '17 8:32:22 AM CosmicFerret
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* {{Garfield}} did a parody character named Sam [[JustForPun Spayed]].

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* {{Garfield}} WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends did a parody character named Sam [[JustForPun Spayed]].
27th Jul '17 5:52:18 AM tropower
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* Eddie Valiant in Gary K. Wolf's ''Who Censored Roger Rabbit'' (and its [[AdaptationDisplacement better known movie adaptation]] ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'').
25th Jun '17 6:20:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Anime/{{Nightwalker}} Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective]]'' Shido Tatsuhiko is a ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin vampire with a detective agency]]''. Some FilmNoir mixed in with the Literature/InterviewWithAVampire.

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* In ''[[Anime/{{Nightwalker}} Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective]]'' Shido Tatsuhiko is a ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin vampire with a detective agency]]''. Some FilmNoir mixed in with the Literature/InterviewWithAVampire.''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire''.
28th May '17 4:43:15 PM WillyFourEyes
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* %%VisualNovel/JakeHunter

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* %%VisualNovel/JakeHunter%%* VisualNovel/JakeHunter
28th May '17 4:42:52 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Kyle Hyde from ''VisualNovel/HotelDusk'' and ''VisualNovel/LastWindow''.

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* Kyle Hyde from ''VisualNovel/HotelDusk'' ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'' and ''VisualNovel/LastWindow''.



* VisualNovel/JakeHunter

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* VisualNovel/JakeHunter%%VisualNovel/JakeHunter
8th Apr '17 10:54:33 AM nombretomado
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* Raidou Kuzonoha from ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzonoha Vs King Abaddon]]'' is sort of a cross between this and a Franchise/{{Ghost Buster|s}}.

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* Raidou Kuzonoha from ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzonoha Vs King Abaddon]]'' is sort of a cross between this and a Franchise/{{Ghost Buster|s}}.
26th Feb '17 10:30:47 AM nombretomado
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* Two of the most famous roles of HumphreyBogart form the TropeCodifier for the HardboiledDetective variant: Sam Spade in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' and Phillip Marlowe in ''Film/TheBigSleep''.

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* Two of the most famous roles of HumphreyBogart Creator/HumphreyBogart form the TropeCodifier for the HardboiledDetective variant: Sam Spade in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' and Phillip Marlowe in ''Film/TheBigSleep''.
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