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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Ack! There's been a murder committed in your neighborhood. Who ya gonna call?
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Poll: Ack! There's been a murder committed in your neighborhood. Who ya gonna call?
Miss Marple
Hercule Poirot
Sherlock Holmes
Agatha Raisin
Nero Wolf
Nancy Drew
Sam Spade
Nick and Nora Charles
Hamish McBeth
Charlie Chan
Inspector Morse
The Saint
The Avengers
Ghostbusters (not that they can do anything)
Other
View Results (92 votes)
 

Patty
Immortal


Aug 22 2007, 2:34am

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Ack! There's been a murder committed in your neighborhood. Who ya gonna call? Can't Post

Multiple answers, y'all.


My choice: Agatha Raisin. She's my age, she lucks up on the truth sometimes, and she's a hoot.


Penthe
Gondor


Aug 22 2007, 3:43am

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Hamish McBeth [In reply to] Can't Post

On the general principle that I wouldn't particularly mind if he found the murderer or not.

Miss Marple, because there's always tasty snacks, gin and good conversation when she is around. Plus the murderer always receives the most appropriate justice.


Radhruin
Rohan


Aug 22 2007, 5:17am

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Nick and Nora [In reply to] Can't Post

And Asta of course! Nick is smooth, and Nora is hot. How could you possibly go wrong with that choice?

Heh heh. I'm a big fan of The Thin Man. I own the series and watch them quite often.

If the victim was me? I'd call Nick and Nora. Otherwise I'd call Nick and Nora.


MsC
Bree


Aug 22 2007, 5:26am

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Ghostbusters [In reply to] Can't Post

Just because I adore Bill Murray...


FantasyFan
Rohan


Aug 22 2007, 12:13pm

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Poirot AND Holmes [In reply to] Can't Post

I picked Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. The sheer quantity of ego in the room would implode the city, and then I wouldn't have to worry about selling my house.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Aug 22 2007, 1:59pm

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Sam Vimes and the Night Watch!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Patty
Immortal


Aug 22 2007, 2:05pm

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Good answer. And so true. [In reply to] Can't Post

their egos are enormous!


Patty
Immortal


Aug 22 2007, 2:07pm

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Interesting that so far most people put their confidence in a little old lady... [In reply to] Can't Post

who knits.

There's hope for me yet.


deej
Tol Eressea


Aug 22 2007, 3:48pm

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I always thought The Avengers were cool. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I might still call the Ghostbusters, if only because I know they'd be entertaining. Whether they could solve the crime is a different matter!


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Aug 22 2007, 7:45pm

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I'd call DCI Jane Tennison ... [In reply to] Can't Post

She'd quickly find the prime suspect! Wink

Harry Dresden would be my choice if the murder was committed under uncanny circumstances.

But I think Nick and Nora (and Asta!) would be the most fun to tag along with -- they'd investigate the murder at parties, race tracks, night clubs, bars, and swanky restaurants!

(Yes, I love the "Thin Man" movies, too.)

And when I read "Who ya gonna call?", the first thing that leapt into my mind was "Ghostbusters!"


(This post was edited by Idril Celebrindal on Aug 22 2007, 7:48pm)


Patty
Immortal


Aug 22 2007, 7:50pm

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How could I have forgotten Helen Mirren? [In reply to] Can't Post

I love her, but the Prime Suspect series looked a little too brutal for my tastes from the glimpses of it that I saw. Of course, murder usually is brutal...

Nick and Nora though, good choice.


Darkstone
Immortal


Aug 22 2007, 7:59pm

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Holmes. [In reply to] Can't Post

IIRC, there were no more deaths after he came on the job. (But the thought of Mrs. Gale coming to the neighborhood is very tempting, so The Avengers would be second choice, even though people die like flies whenever they're around.)


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Aug 22 2007, 8:07pm

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Later entries in the "Prime Suspect" series were pretty dark [In reply to] Can't Post

But overall I liked the series' unflinching portrayal of Jane Tennison. It really made me appreciate Helen Mirren as an actress.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 23 2007, 3:31am

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Lord Peter Wimsey [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, he's good enough for Tolkien...!

I also have that soft spot for Poirot and Holmes - but as has been noted, they'd best be kept separate! Laugh


Patty
Immortal


Aug 23 2007, 2:05pm

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I have a totally different job in mind for Lord Peter [In reply to] Can't Post

one in which I will be working with him closely.Sly


sherlock
Gondor

Aug 23 2007, 3:28pm

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Well, I had to vote for [In reply to] Can't Post

Sherlock Holmes and I'm glad to see I'm winning!


Patty
Immortal


Aug 23 2007, 3:35pm

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Yeah, you pulled ahead of the little old lady... [In reply to] Can't Post

don't you feel ashamed of yourself for beating little old ladies?


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Aug 23 2007, 10:22pm

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My choice is Nick and Nora. [In reply to] Can't Post

If I canít be Nora Charles it would at least be fascinating to hire her and Nick and watch them in action. I wonder how Asta would get along with the neighborhood dogs. He would probably feel he was slumming. ;o)


Morwen
Rohan


Aug 25 2007, 7:36pm

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I voted for Holmes [In reply to] Can't Post

Out of long standing loyalty, but I also had to throw in a vote for Nero Wolfe, who has been sadly neglected in this poll. I really doubt he'd leave his orchids to come to my neighborhood, but maybe I'd at least get to meet Archie Godwin.

Nice collection of murder mavens, Patty. There are a few folks on your list I haven't heard of, but also others I haven't thought of in years.


(This post was edited by Morwen on Aug 25 2007, 7:38pm)


RosieLass
Valinor


Aug 26 2007, 2:13am

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Peter Shandy or RCMP Madoc Rhys. [In reply to] Can't Post

I love Charlotte MacLeod!

Brother Cadfael is another choice, as long as he brings Hugh Beringar along.


Patty
Immortal


Aug 26 2007, 2:34am

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Oh yes, Cadfael... [In reply to] Can't Post

I liked Hugh, too.

When that series first started I didn't care for it, and I missed many of them. Then I saw "The Potter's Field" and wished I could go back and watch them. My sis has them on disc, and I think I'll watch hers.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 27 2007, 3:01am

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Hmm... [In reply to] Can't Post

You might want to be cautious - a certain Vane woman might have something to say about that. Angelic


RosieLass
Valinor


Aug 27 2007, 10:04pm

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I still haven't seen the last series. [In reply to] Can't Post

So I've never seen the third actor who played Hugh.

They were all physically wrong for the part, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Sean Pertwee (the first series Hugh), just because his dad Jon was my favorite Dr. Who.

I just watched "One Corpse Too Many" over the weekend, and while I think Sir Derek Jacobi is perfect in the role of Cadfael, they changed too many things about the plot for it to be anything more than merely satisfactory.


Annael
Half-elven


Aug 30 2007, 6:21pm

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I voted for Poirot [In reply to] Can't Post

as played by David Suchet. He had a kindness about him many of the others lack.

I'd have voted for Sam Vimes too if I could.


Patty
Immortal


Aug 30 2007, 7:44pm

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Chick fight! [In reply to] Can't Post

Chick fight!

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