Saturday, March 27, 2010

Announcing the Elite 8

The moment you've been waiting for is here. The voting last week was very interesting because in most of these contests, the detectives danced back and forth before one pulled out and stayed ahead. But with almost 900 votes last week, the detectives moving on to Round 4/the Elite 8 are:

Harry Bosch (90%) vs. Alan Banks (10%)

Sam Spade (60%) vs. Kinsey Milhone (40%)

Alex Cross (35%) vs. Sherlock Holmes (65%)

Lincoln Rhyme (60%) vs. John Rebus (40%)

Elvis Cole (60%) vs. Lew Archer (40%)

Phillip Marlowe (58%) vs. Spenser (42%)

Lucas Davenport (43%) vs. Hercule Poirot (57%)

Kurt Wallander (44%) vs. Dave Robicheaux (56%)

And there you have it. I thought it was rather interesting how many of the matches were at or very near a 60/40 split. Should make next week's voting rather challenging for everyone, especially since next week comes down to classic detective vs. modern detective. Yikes! Round 4 will open Monday morning, so let all your friends know!

See you then! Happy Reading!


le0pard13 March 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM  


AnswerGirl March 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

. . . and the last female PI (and female author) gets knocked out. Dang it.

Jen Forbus March 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

I take it that means your bracket is still in tact, Michael? Hehehehe

Jen Forbus March 27, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

Yep, that's what I thought, too. While Kinsey Milhone isn't one of my favorites, I would have liked a female to go farther...

le0pard13 March 27, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

Not my bracket, but the few I care about are still in it.

Naomi Johnson March 27, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Can't believe that frakkin' Poirot. One more reason to hate him.

Pop Culture Nerd March 28, 2010 at 12:36 AM  

Whee! The 4 I'm passionate about are still in the game.

Which round has had the most votes so far?

Jen Forbus March 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

PCN, Round 3 has had the most votes so far, just shy of 900. Round 2 had the least with just shy of 700. Would be crazy wonderful to break 1000 with one of the remaining rounds!

LJ Roberts March 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

Only three of my original picks are still left, but my choice for the winner is still in there. It will be interesting.

Christine March 28, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

What Naomi said! Only 2 of my final 4 are left!

On the positive side, that's an awesome turnout, Jen! Congrats!

Kiwicraig March 28, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

Well, it's not too bad a top 8.

Wouldn't be my personal top 8 favourite detectives, but many of those there would be in my personal list. And I can see the arguments for most of the others, in terms of their importance to the genre (even if I prefer another detective). Rhyme does seem a little like the odd one out though...

Kiwicraig March 28, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

Oh, and I got 6 of 8 in that round. I personally prefer Spenser and Rebus, but I do like Marlowe and Rhyme too.

Hardest choice for me in the quarters: Poirot (childhood and teen reading fave) vs Robicheaux (one of my biggest modern-day faves)

Anonymous March 31, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

I can't bear to watch... Kinsey was knocked out :(. Are all those voters, men?

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