You know what? I’m bloody sick of men getting all the credit for solving crimes. So my challenge to you: If there was a difficult crime that needed solving, who would you pick as your investigative team?
The rules: They have to be employed in a professional capacity in some kind of investigative/crime-fighting position. I will allow PIs and such so long as that is their job.
Catherine Willows from CSI. I only ever watch the show on-and-off but I was always impressed by her cool professionalism and the way she always got the bad guy. (I always missed the eps that promised ‘Catherine gets emotional’, or to that effect.)
Dr. Temperence ‘Bones’ Brennan from, you guessed it, Bones. She’s absoluetly awesome at understanding how someone died, and often why, by looking at their, well, bones.
Val McDermid’s Kate Brannigan. A PI by trade, she often solves the crime before the police do. And on a shoestring budget.