OK, you’ve picked your lawyer, but you still need a good detective to prove some other guy did the crime despite all the evidence pointing to you. Who do you pick?
There is, of course, good old Sherlock Holmes, who would seem to me to be the obvious pick, but if I can afford him, I think I’d go for Nero Wolfe, with Archie Goodwin assisting him. I know Wolfe hates women, and I don’t have the palate to appreciate the gourmet food, but the conversation should be fascinating.
If we’re looking at amateurs, I’d take Amelia Peabody. The way her cases go, chances are not only would the real murderer be found, I’d probably find myself fixed up with a suitable fellow suspect. The only thing is, what are the odds of me being associated with a murder around a dig in Egypt?