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Kelli (kellismith) | 183 comments Mod
March Madness! It’s the most wonderful time of year where you spend a week agonizing over each pick on your basketball bracket in an attempt to achieve glory amongst your office pool. You listen to the experts and have high hopes for the perfect bracket. But we all know the tune, the expert-picked upsets don’t happen and some 14 or 13 seed will destroy what’s left of your bracket and you finish a little demoralized.

Well, we here at the Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library want to celebrate this crazy time with a new bracket… a battle royale, so to speak, that pits detective against detective and your votes determine who moves forward to the next round. So how does it work, you say? Our bracket has 32 literary detectives split up and seeded into 4 regions. There will be 8 active polls each week over the next 2 weeks to vote your favorite detectives into the Sweet Sixteen. The Elite Eight will be determined the following week with new polls based on the previous round’s voting results. Final Four voting will begin March 29th and the polls that determine the Championship matchup will open April 3rd. The winner will be decided on April 8th. Don’t worry, we’ll send out reminders when new voting opens so you can make sure your favorite detective can move on to the next round.

To access the Polls, click on the Polls link from our group’s homepage.

Region 1 - Round 1

1 Sherlock Holmes
8 VI Warshawski

4 Kinsey Millhone
5 Harry Bosch

3 Nick & Nora Charles
6 Brother Cadfael

2 Mike Hammer
7 Agatha Raisin

Region 2 - Round 1

1 Hercule Poirot
8 Dave Robicheaux

4 Nero Wolfe
5 Jesse Stone

3 Stephanie Plum
6 Harry Dresden

2 Hardy Boys
7 Ellery Queen

Region 3 - Round 1

1 Miss Marple
8 Jack Reacher

4 Easy Rawlins
5 Alex Cross

3 Encyclopedia Brown
6 Father Dowling

2 Sam Spade
7 Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee

Region 4 - Round 1

1 Phillip Marlowe
8 Robert Langdon

4 Spenser
5 Inspector John Rebus

3 Perry Mason
6 Kay Scarpetta

2 Nancy Drew
7 Inspector Morse

message 2: by Kelli (last edited Apr 05, 2013 06:56AM) (new)

Kelli (kellismith) | 183 comments Mod
Your Final Four:

Sherlock Holmes vs. Stephanie Plum

Alex Cross vs. Nancy Drew

Vote your favorite literary detective through to the Championship Round by clicking on the Polls link.

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