Inspector Ercule Hastings
is a police inspector appearing in Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
and Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery-Solving Files
. He serves a role similar to Inspector Chelmey
and Inspector Clamp Grosky
- His first name in the English Version comes from the Agatha Christie detective, Hercule Poirot. His surname comes from Poirot's assistant, Arthur Hastings.