Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" -- first detective story
Collins's The Moonstone -- first detective novel in English
Green's Leavenworth Case -- Green called "mother of the detective novel"
First Doyle story featuring Sherlock Holmes published
Christie's first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, features Hercule Poirot
Dorothy Sayers's first novel, Whose Body?, features Lord Peter Wimsey
Hammet's Maltese Falcon -- height of "hard-boiled detective fiction"
Chandler's The Big Sleep, his first novel featuring Marlowe
Columbo, with Peter Falk, debuts