Some content comes from the cite, Wikipedia, and all credit goes to the respective author(s). Nick Charles is one of the main characters in The Thin Man book series and the film series of the same name (alongside his wife Nora Charles. He and Nora are a married couple who solve murder mysteries while exchanging sharp and smart repartee. The tremendous popularity of the characters made them a media archetype, as the bantering, romantically involved detective duo has become a well-used trope in literature, stage, screen, and television ever since.. The characters were later adapted for film in a series of films between 1934 and 1947; for radio from 1941 to 1950; for television from 1957 through 1959; as a Broadway musical in 1991; and as a stage play in 2009.