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America's Top Sleuths

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As selected by thousands of voters in the Sleuth Channel's 2006 on-line poll. A half-hour TV special highlighted the Top 10 and was narrated by Keith Morrison. The special can be seen on the Sleuth Channel, and is also included in the Magnum P.I. Seventh Season DVD.

Rank "Sleuth" Series
1 Thomas Magnum
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Magnum P.I. (TV Series)
2 Lt. Columbo Columbo (TV Series & Movies)
3 Jim Rockford The Rockford Files (TV Series)
4 Crockett & Tubbs Miami Vice (TV Series & Movie)
5 Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. Quincy, M.E. (TV Series)
6 Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
7 Remington Steele Remington Steele (TV Series)
8 Gil Grissom CSI (TV Series)
9 Det. Lenny Brisco Law & Order (TV Series)
10 Sherlock Holmes Books, Movies & TV Series
11 Lt. Theo Kojak Kojak (TV Series)
12 Harry Callahan Dirty Harry (Film Series)
13 Riggs & Murtaugh Lethal Weapon (Film Series)
14 Det. Joe Friday Dragnet (TV Series)
15 Mulder & Scully The X-Files (TV Series & Movie)
16 Det. Andy Sipowicz NYPD Blue (TV Series)
17 Det. Tony Baretta Baretta (TV Series)
18 Sabrina, Jill & Kelly Charlie's Angels (TV Series & Movies)
19 Dave & Maddie Moonlighting (TV Series)
20 Sam Spade The Maltese Falcon (Book & Movies)
21 John Shaft Shaft (Movies & TV Series)
22 Lt. Frank Drebin Police Squad & Naked Gun (Film Series)
23 Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher Fletch (Books & Movies)
24 Clarice Starling The Silence of the Lambs & Hannibal (Books & Film Series)
25 Marge Gunderson Fargo (Movie)