The Washington Post has their own version of March Madness – picking the best fictional detective!
In our bookish version of March Madness, you’ll find a bracket with 32 possibilities, selected with the help of our Book Club newsletter readers and our frequent contributors. The characters are broken into four categories: classic sleuths (who have been at it for 50-plus years), modern masters (the leads in at least 15 novels), international gumshoes, working across the pond and beyond, and game changers or newcomers who have given new life to the genre.
It’s already giving me fits, because they are alternately making me choose between two characters I don’t know and making me choose between two of my top favorites of all time. Bastards!
I know almost none of the 4th category – “game changers” and “newcomers”.
This seems like the perfect Sunday pastime.
Who should be included, but isn’t? What are your picks? What do you know about the game changers and newcomers?