Monday, March 7, 2011

The Nominations are in...

The nominations have been tallied and the tournament bracket has been set. You can download your copy of the bracket here. As with last year's tournament, there will be a contest on your prediction skills. We had some surprises last year and I think this year will be even more challenging, given the array of characters we have. So fill out your brackets and more information on submitting for the contest will follow tomorrow.

This year's nominees came out significantly different than last year's nominees. A few characters nominated were disqualified because they fit into one of the exempt categories: a detective eligible for last year's tourney, a member of the legal profession, or someone in the medical profession. We had over 90 different sleuths nominated but only 20 of those received more than one nomination. Those 20 were slotted into the bracket and the remaining nominees with one nomination each were chosen via Random Number Generator. The lucky 64 competing this year will be (author listed in parentheses):

I hope you'll take some time and explore a character or two who might be new to you. Some of these characters will also be highlighted during the theme week by participating bloggers. The first week's voting form will follow this post at 9 A.M. Eastern time. You'll have until Saturday March 12th to cast your votes.

Good luck to all the sleuths. Let the games begin!


kathy d. March 7, 2011 at 5:56 AM  

What a great list! I was reminded of so many sleuths I had forgotten about.

This is going to be so difficult.

But what a wide gamut between librarians, antique dealers, anthropology professors and former Special Operatives of the army.

I was thinking of kinder, gentler detectives who have cats and have never held a gun.

Oh, well, can't wait to see what happens.

Jungle Red Writers March 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

Okay...I'm do I vote and tell others how to vote?? BTW see you're reading Shibumi. I loved that book AND my husband published it (way before we were married...)

John March 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM  

Wow! Adrian Hyland makes the list with only two books under his belt.
Go Aussies!

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