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.
Meanwhile, Hillerman's Navajo mysteries inspired the following:
Officer Jim Chee
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!