Talk:Gentleman detective

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What about Poirot?[edit]

What about Hercule Poirot? Seems odd to mention only Miss Marple but not Poirot too. He's admittedly Belgian and a former policeman, but neither seem to exclude him from the gentleman detective tag. Gymnophoria (talk) 14:09, 19 June 2010 (UTC)


Done. Soon after writing here, I made the suggested changes. --P64 (talk) 15:15, 26 May 2012 (UTC)


Why does this article use section {{hatnote}}s to format its section leads? To me that de-emphasizes the leads, which location would otherwise emphasize. It invites some readers to skip the leads. (Maybe it fools some mirrors of or selections from wikipedia?). --P64 (talk) 14:58, 26 May 2012 (UTC)


  • 1 Early examples of gentleman detectives
  • 2 Famous gentlemen detectives from the "Golden age of detective fiction"
  • 3 Later examples of gentlemen detectives

This is "Gentleman detective" so it certainly isn't necessary to say "examples of g.d." in headings; "examples" is sufficient. Similarly, and also because section 2 begins with a {{main}} link to your article on the Golden Age, it isn't necessary to spell out "Golden Age of d.f." Nor is it necessary to say in the heading that that section covers f. examples. Thus for example,

  • 1 Early examples
  • 2 Golden Age examples
  • 3 Later examples

--P64 (talk) 14:58, 26 May 2012 (UTC)