Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Results: ROUND 2

The results of Round 2 were much tighter and it looks as though Round 3 will be quite a match-up this week. Here are your Sweet Sixteen Heroes & Villains!

On the Heroes side of the bracket we have:

Walt Longmire defeated Will Trent
Harry Bosch defeated Sherlock Holmes
Elvis Cole defeated Anna Pigeon
Ellie Hatcher defeated Charlie Fox
Lisbeth Salander defeated John Rebus
Joe Pike defeated Charlie Parker
Jack Reacher defeated Armand Gamache
Dave Robicheaux defeated Jane Rizzoli

And on the Villains side of the bracket we have:

Hannibal Lecter defeated Christian Volkov
Dr. No defeated John Marcone
Surgeon defeated Kyle Craig
Gretchen Lowell defeated Deaf Man
Ethan Green defeated Pretender
Hook edged out Gerald Cafferty
Professor Moriarity defeated Clara Rinker
Diongenes Pendergast defeated Traveling Man by 1 vote! Closest match-up yet!

You can see the updated bracket here. Voting will open for Round 3 tomorrow!

A couple fun things to share with you before I wrap this up.

Jonathan Stride, Brian Freeman's protagonist, was in the tournament early. Even though he's no longer competing, he's still around. Brian has a short story to fill the gap before his new Stride novel is published next year.  "Spitting Devil" is a Barnes & Noble exclusive so you can read it on your Nook or on one of the B&N aps. The story is 99 cents.

Starting tomorrow will be Tyrus Books' last week of their "First One's Free" promotion. They're featuring Lynn Kostoff's THE LONG FALL.

If you're in the San Francisco area, there's a great opportunity for you to take advantage of on April 3rd. Janet Rudolph of crime fiction and chocolate fame is hosting both Brad Parks and Hilary Davidson for a Literary Salon. Email Janet if you can attend. I can almost guarantee it will be a grand time. I'm sorry I can't go!

And in honor of Women's History Month, Open Road Media put this video together with some of crime fiction's great female trailblazers. Take a look and have a great last week of March:


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