Hands down, its Lieutenant Columbo...:) despite his rumpled appearance, it belied a brilliant mind made of steel.....! He always knew who the murderer was, within minutes of examining the crime scene.....
It's elementary ! its Holmes and Jeremy Brit for sure
Brett. Brit was his nationality. And I disagree, Basil Rathbone was the best Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes...so many twists and turns...great detecting.
i'm with java on Jeremy Brett but Peter Cushing as a classic Holmes
Columbo. Pretending to be a bit of a thicko catches people offguard.
i know that whenever i murder someone, i get really secretive if the detective is too obviously brilliant.
i have to go with Hubby here. or else. Colombo.