G. K . Chesterton, with Father Brown and The Detection Club, certainly plays an important tole in the history of mystery stories.
I am a fan of such stories - and not just of the Father Brown tales.
There are many mystery writers I like - like Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, Ellis Peters, Ralph McInerny, Arthur Conan Doyle, Steven Havill, and Tony Hillerman.
Sayers has Chestetonian ties - and inspired this clerihew:Lord Peter Wimsey
was never deterred by evidence flimsy,
but his confidence suffered years of strain
when faced with the mystery of Harriet Vane.
studied the remains of a flea.
Although respect for nature is part of his Navajo beliefs,
he didn't appreciate this critter getting into his briefs.
I haven't tried my hand at a Sherlock Holmes clerihew. Maybe it's time!