Worlds Greatest Detective

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Worlds Greatest Detective

Postby Penfold » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:29 pm

Just who is the most popular detective?
By this, I don't mean the one with the greatest detectoring skill, but the one we most enjoy watching or reading. So, if anyone wishes to nominate their five most favourite from literature, film, tv, or stage; I can then compile a poll of the top five (or more depending on the spread/amount of interest) most nominated 'tecs on the 1st Oct with the voting to run for a couple of weeks before announcing the winner. Incidentally, detectives that come as a pair, such as Starsky & Hutch for example, only counts as one nomination.

Just to kick off, my five nominations are:
    1: Sherlock Holmes
    2: Kojack
    3: 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
    4: Hercule Poirot
    5: Endeavour Morse
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:49 pm

Can I pick Sam Vimes too? :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:49 pm

1. Temperance Brennan (the book version) - Kathy Reichs
2. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee - Tony Hillerman
3. Thursday Next - Jasper fforde
4. Frankie MacFarlane - Susan Cummins Miller
5. Sarah Burke - Elizabeth Gunn
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:51 pm

1. Hercule Poirot
2. Jurriaan de Cock
3. Sherlock Holmes
4. Harry Callahan
5. Sam Vimes
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:07 pm

I already want to change my top 5 :roll:

1. Hercule Poirot
2. Jurriaan de Cock (Baantjer Dutch writer)
3. Sherlock Holmes
4. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. (Dennis Lehane)
5. Sam Vimes
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:46 pm

1. Miss Marple (Joan Hickson)
2. Cracker
3. Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
4. Morse
5. Adam Dalgliesh
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Postby mspanners » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:42 pm

Vimes, Data from Star Trek (on Holodeck as Holmes), Columbo.... the guy who found America (well thats what Rimmer said on Red Dwarf), Ironside and finally Starsky and Hutch because they were cool....... :shock:
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:48 am

Batman (he does detecting all the time! A cat hair! IT WAS CAT WOMAN OMG)
Dirk Gently (Holistic Detective Agency...The fundemental interconectedness of all things...)
Vimes (obviously)
Holmes (classic)
Gene Hunt? (not sure if he counts or not :D)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:26 am

What?

Why no Monk love?
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:58 am

BatrickPatrick wrote:Batman (he does detecting all the time! A cat hair! IT WAS CAT WOMAN OMG)
And he first appeared in 'Detective Comics'. :wink:

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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:21 pm

Miss Marple
Lord Peter Wimsey
Adam Dalgleish
Hercule Poirot
Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:56 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
BatrickPatrick wrote:Batman (he does detecting all the time! A cat hair! IT WAS CAT WOMAN OMG)
And he first appeared in 'Detective Comics'. :wink:

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Well that's exactly my point.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:56 pm

Lazlo Woodbine
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Edited to add:

Mike Hammer
Garret P.I.
Master Li
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Postby Bickaxe » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:41 pm

Danger Mouse
Sam Vimes
Thursday Next
Inspector Clouseau
Inspector Gadget

Does James Bond count?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:17 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:What?

Why no Monk love?


Damn! Forgot all about the Monk! :oops:

Sorry Adam...

1. Miss Marple (Joan Hickson)
2. Cracker (Robbie Coultrane)
3. Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
4. Morse
5. Monk
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