by August Wainwright on March 17, 2013
After almost 350 votes, the quarterfinal match-ups are now set. In the first round, we saw the top seeds like Sherlock and Lisbeth Salander dominate, but we also saw two upsets when JA Konrath’s Jack Daniels and Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch both took down their higher ranked opponents. Here are the full totals for Round 1:
#1 Sherlock Holmes 84% vs #16 Kurt Wallander 16%
#2 Lisbeth Salander 65% vs #15 Stephanie Plum 35%
#3 Philip Marlowe 43% vs #14 Jack Daniels 57%
#4 Hercule Poirot 69% vs #13 Alex Cross 31%
#5 Jack Reacher 68% vs #12 Rizzoli & Isles 32%
#6 Clarice Starling 24% vs #11 Harry Bosch 76%
#7 Harry Hole 54% vs #10 Nancy Drew 46%
#8 Miss Marple 69% vs #9 Robert Langdon 31%
For the quarterfinals, we’ve got some really interesting match-ups. In one, we have the Nordic showdown between Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander vs Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole. I also think Jack Reacher vs Hercule Poirot will be very interesting.
Who do you think the best mystery characters of all time are? Cast your vote below from now until Midnight on Wednesday, March 20th.
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