When a crime occurs, which literary detective do you want on the case? We have to say, we’re fans of Special Agent Will Trent, who stars in a thrilling series of mysteries by Karin Slaughter. The eighth installment, The Kept Woman, takes Will to a warehouse owned by a famous athlete, where a dead body has been found. Bloody footprints indicate that a second victim, a woman, has escaped. Can Will find her before she succumbs to her wounds? In honor of the book’s release, Slaughter shared with us a few of her own favorite detectives in fiction.
Boy Detective Encyclopedia Brown
Series detective is featured in: The Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol
Greatest strength: He has extraordinary powers of deduction.
Biggest weakness: He doesn’t give Sally Kimball enough credit.