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(Short List)   The 30 greatest literary detectives of all time. Most of which could drink you under the table while still solving a murder   (shortlist.com) divider line 15
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2013-04-28 08:37:39 AM
5 votes:
Ummm, no, leaving off both Nero Wolfe and Peter Whimsy is unforgivable
2013-04-28 10:04:30 AM
3 votes:

Metalupis: Ummm, no, leaving off both Nero Wolfe and Peter Whimsy is unforgivable


Leaving off Nero Wolfe means they have no clue what they're doing.

/pfui
2013-04-28 12:55:31 PM
2 votes:
No Aloysius Pendergast? FAIL!
2013-04-28 12:38:10 PM
2 votes:
They have Hammett's Sam Spade, but if we're focusing on brilliant literary detectives who were also power drinkers, they need to have Nick & Nora Charles (and Asta) near the top of the list...

/damn, I now have the urge to not get anything done and watch The Thin Man boxed set all afternoon...
2013-04-28 10:40:32 AM
2 votes:
No Vimes?

Though I suppose he's more of a copper than a detective.
2013-04-28 10:31:39 AM
2 votes:
No Ellery Queen?
2013-04-28 10:06:20 PM
1 votes:

Miss Stein: this_is_ace: runcible spork: Matthew Scudder. He wasn't in AA for all of them. And besides TFL doesn't specify drinking, only subby.

dude. i just got into him, starting w/A Ticket to the Boneyard. fantastic book.

THIS.  Also Bernie Rhodenbarr is missing from the list.


I really liked the first Rhodenbarr book (finished it last week) ... reading The Burglar in the Closet now, and I'm not quite as taken with him. Too long of a setup. (And I really want to like all of Lawrence Block's work--he was best friends with my favorite author, Donald Westlake.)
2013-04-28 02:41:34 PM
1 votes:
Matthew Scudder. He wasn't in AA for all of them. And besides TFL doesn't specify drinking, only subby.
2013-04-28 12:14:10 PM
1 votes:
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2013-04-28 11:50:08 AM
1 votes:
Crappy list is crappy, obviously no brain cells were harmed in the making of this list.
2013-04-28 11:04:41 AM
1 votes:
Amos Walker by Loren Estleman, Alex McKnight by Steve Hamilton, Joe Pickett by C.J. Box and Cork O'Conner by William Kent Krueger are some personal favorites fwiw.
2013-04-28 10:17:14 AM
1 votes:
List fails beyond comprehension without Robert Parker's "Spenser".
2013-04-28 10:16:50 AM
1 votes:
the listed list of lists listed in a list.
2013-04-28 10:05:21 AM
1 votes:
Encyclopedia Brown wouldn't drink you under a table but his pal Sally might.
2013-04-28 09:37:42 AM
1 votes:
Most of "whom" subby.
 
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