Monday, March 7, 2011

Let the Voting Begin

Below you will find the first week's match-ups for the World's Favorite Amateur Sleuth Tournament. Choose your favorite sleuth in each pairing and when you've completed as many pairings as you'd like to vote on (you are not required to vote in each category if you choose not to), click the FINISH SURVEY button at the bottom. You will be able to adjust your responses until Saturday March 12th but you can not vote more than once.

Any questions, leave them in the comments or drop me an e-mail. Good luck to all the sleuths.


Naomi Johnson March 7, 2011 at 9:31 AM  

Wow, a couple of those could knock out some famous names early.

Joanna Campbell Slan March 7, 2011 at 9:40 AM  

Woooie! Kiki versus Jack Reacher? Oh, my gosh. That's definitely looking at the opposites, isn't it? The original Mrs. Nice Guy against Mr. Take No Prisoners!

Meg Mims March 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

Interesting matchups!

LJ Roberts March 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM  

Boy, could I tell I don't read that many amateur sleuths. There were a lot of protagonists I didn't even know.

JulieC March 7, 2011 at 3:31 PM  

I can't wait to see who makes it to the next round... I'm also going to have to look up some of the unfamiliar names. Go Amlingmeyer Brothers!

Les Blatt March 7, 2011 at 3:44 PM  

Wow. Some interesting pairings here, Jen. I'm pushing my traditionalists...but I agree with the earlier comment that some of the famous names are likely to be knocked out early...sigh... (I've promoted this at my blog as well.)

pattinase (abbott) March 7, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

I am out of my league. Didn't realize how few amateur sleuths I read.

Jen Forbus March 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM  

You guys aren't alone! I had to look up a lot of these nominees to make sure they were amateur sleuths. I'm learning a lot with this tournament. It'll be interesting for sure!

Perry St Lawyer March 8, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

Lisbeth Salander was the only modern sleuth I'm familiar with.

What about the Dana Girls?

Kiwicraig March 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

Nice to see some old favourites like the Hardy Boys (my first intro to mysteries), Marple etc in the running. And fantastic to see Joan Druett's truly terrific and unique hero Wiki Coffin - a part Maori US seaman solving crimes while on board 19th century shipping expeditions - in the running too.

Some tough calls too - a shame to lose one of Salander/Father Brown, and one of Bergztrom/Yussef in the first round, but that's the way it goes, I guess...

Thanks for organising this all Jen.

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