Name Your Favorite Detectives and Win

Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts is hosting Detectives Around the World between April 11 and April 17 (mark your calendars), and as part of the fun, she’s holding the World’s Favorite Detective Tournament.

First, I wanted to let you know that I am excited to be one of the many participating bloggers in this event and that I am psyched about my detective — Dr. Alex Cross, a Washington D.C. cop, psychologist, and FBI agent created by James Patterson.

These are the other participants:

Skrishna’s Books – Vish Puri (India)
Booking Mama – Flavia de Luce (England)
Beth Fish Reads – Cork O’Connor (Minnesota)
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? – Kelly Jones (New England)
Jenn’s Book Shelves – Archie Sheridan (Oregon)
My Friend Amy – Shunsuke Honma (Japan)
Word Lily – Armand Gamache (Canada)
Literate House Wife – Grijpstra/Gier (Amsterdam)
Lesa’s Book Critiques – Gastner (New Mexico)
The Drowning Machine – Thomas Black (Washington)
A Few More Pages – William Monk (England)
Stumbling the Walk – James Crumley (Montana)
L.J. Sellers Blog – Kristin Van Dijk (Texas)
SuziQ Oregon –  Simon Serrailler (England)
Bermudaonion’s Weblog – Kinsey Milhone (So. California)
Char’s Book Reviews – Wade Jackson (Oregon)
Books Are Like Candy Corn – Kimo  Kanapa’aka (Hawaii)
Book Chase – Omar Yussef (Gaza)

Each of us will be reviewing one book featuring our chosen detective and providing one post on settingGuest posts and other fun activities, including a scavenger hunt, are being planned as well.  

There is still time to participate, Jen is accepting other blogger participants through March 28.  All you have to do is email her your top three detective picks (who have to be cops, FBI, licensed PIs — not amateur detectives and sleuths) and she will give you your top pick so long as no one has it already.

Voting in the World’s Favorite Detective Tournament begins March 5 and will continue each week thereafter until the top detective is selected.  Check out the list of 64 nominated detectives, but don’t worry Jen will provide you with links to information about them so you can choose wisely.  And yes, there will be prizes.

I hope you will join us in one form or another.

As an aside, I’ve been scarce on the blogs since my cousin came to visit, but I’ll be making the rounds soon.


  1. Kristen: I honestly only read a handful of detectives…so I'm looking forward to learning about more of these detectives. It would be great if you joined us in April.

  2. This sounds like fun but I don't read enough books with "official" detectives to pick one. The only one I can think of off the top of my head even is Maisie Dobbs. And I've only ever read the first book of the series so it'd be hard to claim her as a favorite although I do intend to read more of the series when I find the time to squeeze it in.

  3. I would love to see even more detectives covered that week. It would be great if we could recruit more bloggers to participate!!

  4. 🙂 This is going to be so fun!

  5. How fun!!! I'm so partial to Flavia De Luce!

  6. Lee Ee Leen says

    I know Alex Cross but the others…
    hmm interesting

  7. Anna: You never know; You might really like 9th Judgment.

  8. I'll give it some thought, but I'm not too thrilled with those Women's Murder Club books as of late.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. Anna: I think you should do Lindsey Boxer since you have 9th Judgment.

  10. Interesting! Out of those detectives listed, I think Alex Cross is the only name I recognize.

    Diary of an Eccentric