Monday, April 12, 2010

The Championship Round

Here it is, the round we've been building up to. Who will be our "World's Favorite Detective"? Remember, it isn't greatest detective or most influential or highest's favorite. So, no one has to justify why they choose who they do. You just have to choose the detective that's your favorite. If I handed you two books, one with each detective, right this minute...and imagine it's each detective's BEST book, which would you want to read first? Or if you could only have one of those books, which would you want to have the most? Got your answer? Good! Vote!

Remember, voting will be open through Friday. Let's have a record turnout for this vote. Spread the word!


Kiwicraig April 12, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

Voted. Easy call for me. Love both writers, but love one detective far, far more.

Stefan April 13, 2010 at 1:35 AM  

Well, Harry Bosh is a great detective, no doubt about it. But a great guy as well is Myron Bolitar (Harlan Coben). The thing is, he isn`t a detective, he is a sports agent and works as a detective by accident. So if it comes to detectives, Harry Bosh is my man! If it comes to characters, I would vote for Myron Bolitar, but only 51:49. But he isn`t in the race. Maybe, because he`s just a sports-agent....

Anonymous April 13, 2010 at 5:40 AM  

what were the results of final four?

Jen Forbus April 13, 2010 at 5:55 AM  

All posts related to the "Detectives Around the World" theme week (including all tournament posts) can be access by clicking the DATW link at the top of the blog, or you can use the URL directly:

The URL to the Final Four results post is:

Jen Forbus April 13, 2010 at 5:57 AM  

Stefan, you are correct. We discussed at the beginning of the tournament that we had to have a way to reign in the thousands of options that could have been considered for the tournament. So the requirements were that all detectives had to be licensed in some way. So licensed P.I.s, sheriffs, cops, agents, etc. Myron is actually what's classified as an amateur sleuth.

Kiwicraig April 13, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

An 'amateur sleuth' competition would also be very interesting; along with Bolitar you could have the likes of Miss Marple as well. And dozens of other great main characters...

BipsCutie April 17, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

To Stefan ... i completely agree!!! i was actually going to comment that in the earlier stages on the poll but i didnt!!! i LOVE Harlen Coben AND Michael Connelly and i couldnt chose between the two ^^

Kerry April 18, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

Hello Jen, I'm from Engadine, NSW Australia. I love Michael Connelly Books and am currently reading Nine Dragons. Love Harry Bosch's character and I hope Michael gets to write many many more stories. I think Harry needs to get back with his beloved Eleanor, as he's not getting any younger, and he needs some stability and peace in his life! Thanks...

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