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Have you heard of these Famous Detectives?

Team StoryWeavers|February 18, 2022, 13:33 IST| 33

Have you ever played the character of a detective with your friends during the summer holidays? Wearing that big hat, an overcoat, and borrowing your grandfather’s magnifying glass, pretending to solve mysteries around your house?

Well, knowingly or unknowingly, you are imitating the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes!

Today, the character of Sherlock Holmes is synonymous with detective fiction and mysteries, Truly, mysteries can transport us to a completely different world. They let us lose ourselves in a gripping tale with nail-biting moments to find the ultimate answer – ‘Who did it?’ Today, let’s look at some all-time famous mystery writers and the memorable detectives that they created.

If you’ve ever dressed up and played detective as mentioned above, you owe thanks to this man! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced this classic detective in 1887 when he published A Study in Scarlet. He wrote four novels and 56 short stories about Sherlock Holmes and his trusty friend, Dr John H. Watson. Together, they solve crimes all over the UK, helping Scotland Yard with cases they simply can’t solve. Most of his stories begin at 221B Baker Street, where Holmes shares quarters with Dr Watson.

Fun Fact: The Sherlock Holmes character is so popular that it has appeared in 226 films and been played by dozens of different actors. The first silent version – Sherlock Holmes Baffled was made in 1990.

Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, George, Pam, and Colin. Have you come across them somewhere? Maybe in an old mill, or on an adventure solving puzzles? Yes! They are the members of the much loved Secret Seven Society. A brilliant creation by the famous children’s writer Enid Blyton, who also gave the world another detective team – the Famous Five! Blyton is considered among the world’s best-selling writers since the 1930s. She has sold more than 600 million copies. Her work has been translated into 90 different languages. and she is widely read even today.

Fun Fact: During her lifetime, Enid Blyton wrote more than 600 children’s books.

The world’s best-known mystery writer, this legend gifted the world not just one, but two iconic detectives – Hercule Poirot with his signature moustache and Miss Marple with her famous hat. During her lifetime, she wrote about sixty-six detective novels, fourteen short story collections, and the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap. Agatha Christie has written so many great books that it’s hard to pick just one. In case you are yet to start reading her books, you can start off with the novel ‘Murder at the Vicarage’ where Miss Marple makes her first appearance.

Fun Fact: The Guinness World Record listed Agatha Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time, claiming her work as the third most-widely published, after Shakespear’s books and the Bible.

Let’s end this list with the thrilling detective Robert Langdon. A Harvard University professor, he also loves to solve cases that are related to the subjects he teaches – history of art and symbology. Dan Brown created this character for the Robert Langdon book series. If you are into solving some mysteries like Professor Langdon, you might start off with the first book of this series – ‘Angels & Demons’.

Fun Fact: Sidney Sheldon’s novel, Doomsday Conspiracy inspired Dan Brown to become a writer of thriller fiction.

Isn’t this an interesting list!

Now that you have read about these famous mystery writers, are you up for ‘solve the mystery-case’ challenge? Wear your detective hat as the first unsolved case comes your way!

Can you solve these cases?

Cracked the mysteries? Tell us in the comments below.

The results are out!

Case 1:

Ans: The piece of paper had a clue on it. If you combine the symbol of the chemical elements, you will get the culprit’s name.

Case 2:

Ans: The new tyre the farmer asked for was the correct size. Unless he had seen Holekar’s car, parked at night two kilometres from his house, the farmer could not have known what size tyre to order.


Congratulations to all students who cracked the cases 🙂

About the Author

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Neeraja Rajendra Paranjpe

January 12, 2021

1st case- Chemist’s lab partner, Nicolas
2nd case- the farmer must have saw the car to understand the size.

Gaurya Naik

June 3, 2020

Case 1 Nicolas because the name of the chemicals were written in a line which spell Ni-C-O-L-A-S
Case 2 because the farmer knew tyre’s right size


May 20, 2020

Case 1 : Nicolas is the culprit as the first letters of the chemicals in that order gives his name.
Case 2 : The culprit is farmer as the new tyre which was brought by the mechanic based upon farmers information was perfect size and he hadn’t seen the car of the detective as it was 2 km away from his house and it was dark all around.

Anushree anil more

May 17, 2020

Case 1 :lab partner Nicolas… All the capital letters made up his name…
Second case: farmer knew the correct size of tyres..?

Amogh Kottada????

May 14, 2020


Karnika sahu

May 12, 2020

Case1. The murderer of chemist is his lab partner Nicolas.
Case2. Detective won’t say anything about his car . detective only said that he’s robbed down and want a new
tyre.but the farmer choices the tyre that’s a perfect fit for car. That’s so fishy.


May 7, 2020

Case 1-Nicolas


May 7, 2020

Case 1: it was the wife.
Reason: Nicolas was partner and tom was assistant they had to be there, why wife was there.

Case 2: farmer was arrested because the tyre was a perfect fit and that could only happen if it was the stolen tyre because new tyres rarely can be fit on to it.
Reason: the mechanic can fix the tyre fit only if he had the stolen one and farmer would knew that mechanic had it only if he was in the robbery.

Cases solved


May 4, 2020

I have read all the books of Dan Brown featuring Robert Langdon . ‘ Angels & Demons ‘ ,’ Da Vinci Code’ , ‘ Inferno’
and ‘ Origin’s .


May 4, 2020

Case 1 : Atomic symbols of the given list of chemicals would give us the culprit as Nicolas (NiCOLas)

Case 2 : The new tyre which the farmer requested to the mechanic was same as the tyres which holekar had.
Thus the suspicion grew to certainty.

( Does anyone notice the comment box ??)


May 4, 2020

First case culprit is Nicolas as

Nickel – Ni
Carbon – C
Oxygen – O
Lanthanum – La
Sulphur – S
Thus , NiCOLaS

Ishan Panigrahi

May 4, 2020

First answer is Nicolas , the first two layers of the chemicals.
Second answer is how did the farmer knew the size of the tyre or how many tyres were punctured.


May 4, 2020

Case 1 solved : Lab partner Nicolas. The elements are a clue to his name.
Case 2 solved : When Holekar looked for help after the robbery, then only the farmer himself flickered light. Otherwise he didn’t come when the robbery was taking place.
Moreover, the tyre that the farmer requested was a perfect fit which means that he knew about the type of tyre required.


May 2, 2020

I think in the first case, it was Nicolas. From the list of the Chemicals his name can be obtained. Its “Ni” from Nickel, “C” from Carbon, “O” from Oxygen, “La” from Lanthanum and at last, “S” from Sulphur.

Hardik sharma

May 2, 2020

Case 1. The Murderer is his lab partner NICOLAS bcoz in the list the short forms of the chemicals are. Nickle – NI. Carbon – C. Oxygen -O. Lanthanum-LA. sulphur -S. Case 2. Bcoz the farmer knew the size of the tyre so he was involved in the robbery

Samadrita sen

May 2, 2020

Actually Enid Blyton is my favourite author


April 30, 2020


Prardhana Rajeev

April 30, 2020

Case no. 1 Nicolas ,in the chemical list we can see the elements
first letters join to form Nicolas name
Case no. 2 simply Mr holekar said he want a new tyre but farmer
Ordered two tyres

Prardhana Rajeev

April 30, 2020

Case no. 1Nicolas,examine chemical list we can see the name Nicolas,
The first letters of elements join to form the name Nicolas
Case no. 2 simply Mr holekar said that he want a new tyre but the
farmer ordered two tyres

Mohamed Yasar Mydeen

April 29, 2020

Case 1
The murderer is Nicolas


April 29, 2020

Answer to case 1 is Nicolas because if the elements of the list are written in symbols and written together then they will spell as NiCOLaS.

Aabhyomi Verma

April 29, 2020

When farmer disappeared and his farmhouse was near the road

Aabhyomi Verma

April 29, 2020

Case 1 answer is NI-C-O-LA-S from the chemical list
Case2 answer When the farmer disappeared in the kitchen!and his farmhouse was
near the road ??!


April 29, 2020

Case 2 solved : When Holekar looked for help after the robbery, then only the farmer himself flickered light. Otherwise he didn’t come when the robbery was taking place. Moreover, the tyre that the farmer requested was a perfect fit which means that he knew about the type of tyre required.


April 29, 2020

Case1 solved : Lab partner Nicolas. The elements are a clue to his name.


April 29, 2020

The answer 1 should be his lab partner Nicolas . And answer 2 should
be , because how he knew about the perfect size of the tyre .

Payal singh

April 28, 2020

Answer of case one is Nicolas.
And in second case Holekar arrested the farmer because how can a farmer
change the tyre of a car.


April 28, 2020

that is Nicolas


April 28, 2020

Solution to mystery no.1: the murderer was Nicolas. The hint was the symbol of the names in the chemical list.
Solution to mystery no.2: because the farmer knew the size of the tyre though he was not supposed to have seen the car. So, this only means that the farmer was involved in the robbery.


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