Thursday, June 24, 2010

T^2: Fictional Favorites

M: Who is your favorite fictional mystery solver?

I love, love, love mysteries! I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on: Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Encyclopedia Brown, Boxcar Children... In any case, I think I'd have to choose Veronica Mars for this, even though I haven't actually watched the full series. (I do own it on DVD, though) I pick her mostly because I think I'd want to be her. Plus she was good at sleuthing and bad ass. Hmm, I really ought to watch the rest of the series!!

Jennifer: My favorite detective is Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. I've read almost every Poirot book and this question reminds me that I should really dig up my list and read the last few. I've watched a handful of TV/film adaptations (there are going to be a couple of new ones on Masterpiece Mystery! this summer too) but wasn't really enamored with any of them...I guess I just have my own picture of Poirot in my head. I do also really like Inspector Lewis and Sergeant Hathaway and am excited for new episodes this fall!


burkie said...

now THAT'S a tough question! and impossible to answer, because it has always been my favorite genre. i'll have to break it down into categories:

juvenile fiction: "The Three Investigators" series (although i liked the Boxcar Children, too).

comic books: Batman. he debuted in Detective Comics and was really more of a super detective than a super hero.

TV: so many...Columbo, Monk, Perry Mason, Scooby Doo...that guy who does Poirot is terrifically spot-on...but my favorite at this very moment is Mma Ramotswe from HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. more on this later (ooooh, a teaser!))

books: again, too many to choose from. i'm going with Mallory from Carol O'Connell's series beginning with "Mallory's Oracle" and ending (so far) with Find Me. brilliant stuff.

burkie said...

oh, almost forgot!

favorite mystery solver in a blog: gavin cardigan :)