Worlds Greatest Detective (The Vote)

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Who is the Worlds Greatest Detective?

Poll ended at Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:09 pm

Hercule Poirot
2
11%
Lord Peter Wimsey
4
21%
Miss Marple
0
No votes
Morse
1
5%
Sam Vimes
5
26%
Sherlock Holmes
7
37%
 
Total votes : 19

Worlds Greatest Detective (The Vote)

Postby Penfold » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:09 pm

The nominations are over and the top six most nominated are now up for voting! There are six nominees for the title, three of which were tied with the same number of nominations, and three others way out in front on the preliminaries. The list is in alphabetical order and does not reflect the number of nominations. I'm going to leave the poll open until the end of October and then declare the eventual winner.

Feel free to try and influence any opinions as to why your favourite is best.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:19 pm

:lol: Not sure I'm that fussed with any of those! I may wait a bit and see if I get influenced. :wink:
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Postby Penfold » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:44 pm

To be honest, I meant to say we weren't allowed to nominate Sam Vimes but forgot and felt I had to stick with it. Being a Terry Pratchett Forum, I reckon the outcome will be a foregone conclusion but I hope I might be pleasantly surprised.

When the voting is concluded, Tony, I might list all of the nominees together with the amount of nominations received - it was all rather close (other than the three notable exceptions). :wink:

I voted for Sherlock Holmes on the strength of his longevity, as well as the various portrayals in film and TV, rather than the literary ability of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:14 pm

I voted Poirot :wink: Loved the books when I was a kid. Watched a few movies too :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:30 pm

Hey Penners, maybe you could do a Greastest Mystery Writer poll after this one. :wink:
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Postby jonny » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:04 pm

It has to be holmes the ITV series was great, the most true to the books
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Postby michelanCello » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:18 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I voted Poirot :wink: Loved the books when I was a kid. Watched a few movies too :wink:


Agatha Christie stories are the ones I simply can't read... don't know, why, but I couldn't finish any of them. But I really-really like the Poirot movies with David Suchet. :D He's great!

Still, I voted for Sherlock...
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:13 pm

I'm the Morse fan (well John Thaw actually) but I loved the TV show :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:53 pm

It has to be Lord Peter, both for the literary skill of Sayers and the plot development, Holmes just suddenly goes well this clay is only found over there so it has to be the gardener, you never get involved in the stories because the clues are hidden. Christie was prolific and great at plots but poor at writing so that detracts from Poirot and Marple. Colin Dexters Morse is a close second but the TV series is much better than the books so I have to discount him as in the original he is not the great detective of the TV series. As for Sam Vimes well as he would undoubtably say himself he is a policeman not a detective. He distrusts clues instinctively, more a Jack Regan from the Sweeney than a Morse for those John Thaw fans out there.
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:58 pm

I'll just agree with the Mad Collector here - he's managed to explain what I was trying to work out how to say :D
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:10 pm

Penfold wrote:To be honest, I meant to say we weren't allowed to nominate Sam Vimes but forgot and felt I had to stick with it. Being a Terry Pratchett Forum, I reckon the outcome will be a foregone conclusion but I hope I might be pleasantly surprised.

When the voting is concluded, Tony, I might list all of the nominees together with the amount of nominations received - it was all rather close (other than the three notable exceptions). :wink:

I voted for Sherlock Holmes on the strength of his longevity, as well as the various portrayals in film and TV, rather than the literary ability of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


I agreed with Penfold & he put it much better than I could too. Holmes for me.
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Postby Penfold » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:48 am

Sort of on topic. I was trawling through YouTube and stumbled across this very old clip of PAUL MERTON talking about detectives during his early 'stand up' years. :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:28 am

I'm voting for Lord P too. :P

I would hardly call Vimes a "great" detective. A steady plodder, yes.
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Postby Jugula » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:08 am

I tossed up between Holmes and Wimsey - and Holmes won. Poirot is only any good when it's David Suchet, find Agatha Christie's writing boring as hell. Jugula
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Postby feanor » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:23 am

Ayup All...

NONE of the Above !

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