Aside from Jim Taggart, the city has spawned a full file of fictional detectives.
l DICK DONOVAN ('The Glasgow Detective') was the pseudonym used by Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock (1842-1934) for something approaching 250 stories and 50 books.
Though he was fictional, many people claimed to have met Donovan.
l Detective Inspector JACK LAIDLAW is the unsettling hero of William McIlvanney's trio of novels, Laidlaw (1977), The Papers of Tony Veitch (1983) and Strange Loyalties (1991).
l Craig Russell, a former Glasgow policeman, put his investigator, LENNOX, in 1950s Glasgow in Lennox (2009), The Long Glasgow Kiss (2010), The Deep Dark Sleep (2011) and Dead Men and Broken Hearts (2012).
l Forensic scientist RHONA MacLEOD has poked through blood and bone in a series of novels since Driftnet, in 2003.
l Detective Chief Inspector WILLIAM LORIMER, Alex Gray's creation, has been hunting serial killers in a series of books since Never Somewhere Else (2003).
l Detective Inspectors COLIN THANE and PHIL MOSS of a Glasgow-based Scottish Crime Squad can be found in 24 books by Bill Knox, the former presenter of the STV's Crime Desk.
l Peter Turnbull's P Division solve bloody city crimes in a series of novels, starting with Deep and Crisp and Even in 1981.
l Campbell Armstrong's Detective Sergeant LOU PERLMAN is a Jewish copper in Glasgow's East End, in The Last Darkness (2002), White Rage (2004) and Butcher (2006).
l PADDY MEEHAN is a Glasgow journalist, but is soon oxter-deep in solving violent crimes in Denise Mina's The Field of Blood (2005), The Dead Hour (2006) and The Last Breath (2007).
l Perhaps the most unusual city 'tec is private eye Derek Adams, who specialises is the occult, in William Meikle's The Midnight Eye Files trilogy.