I've listed 10 characters who star in their own book series,
and who I feel I've come to know.
1) Nero Wolfe, an obese, orchid-loving genius detective, by Rex Stout
2) V. I. Warshawsky, a detective and a Cub fan, by Sara Paretsky
3) Spenser, a smart-ass Boston detective, by Robert B. Parker
4) The Southern Sisters, two genteel crime-solving retirees from Birmingham, by Anne George
5) Amanda Pepper, Philadelphia prep school teacher who can't keep away from crime, by Gillian Roberts
6) Kay Scarpetta, great cook and great medical examiner, by Patricia Cornwell
7) Jim Qwilleran (and Koko and Yum Yum), the most popular columnist and sleuth in Moose County, by Lilian Jackson Braun
8) Kinsey Milhone, the Santa Theresa detective who is working her way through the alphabet, by Sue Grafton
9) Britt Montero, a savvy Miami crime reporter, by Edna Buchanan
10) Becky Bloomwood, the Shopaholic herself, by Sophie Kinsella
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