commissaire inspector dottore
academic and personal thoughts on detective-inspector novels
stats: narrative type
Assume that the detective-inspector novels catalogued here are omniscient narratives. Almost all of them are, ranging more or less freely from the perspective of detectives to victims to witnesses (especially people who find dead bodies), and often to criminals too.
The deep but narrow exceptions are a few series that limit perspectives all but exclusively to the central detective-inspector him- or herself. These include Georges Simenon's Maigret novels and Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano novels. A few other exceptions are listed below.
kingdom come (jensen)
travail soigné (lemaitre)
third-person restricted, miscellaneous exceptions
dark winter, the (mark)