Miss Marple and Kinsey Millhone are the winners

As the "male version" of the favourite detective competition nears its close, with the final two contestants being Philip Marlowe and Harry Bosch, I thought it would be a good time to reveal the choices made for the favourite female detective. On a straight count, giving each suggestion one vote, the winners, in a tie, are Miss Marple and Kinsey Millhone, closely followed by V I Washawski and Lisbeth Salander. Kathleen Mallory and Barbara Havers receive honourable mentions. The rest of the characters I have listed received one vote each, though I have disqualified Nancy Drew because the author is a pseudonym for many authors. 

Agatha Christie's Miss Jane Marple (5)Miss m  

Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone (5)

Sara Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski (4)

Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander (3)

Carol O'Connell's Kathleen Mallory (2)

Elizabeth George's Barbara Havers (2)

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The following all received one vote:

Leah Giarratano's Jill Jackson 

Asa Larsson's Rebecka Martinsson

Arianna Franklin's Adelia Aguilar

Gladys Mitchell's Mrs Bradley

Rebecca Cantrell's Hannah Vogel

Sara pColin Cotterill's Nurse Dtui

Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan

Imogen Robertson's Harriet Westerman

Ian Rankin's Siobhan Clarke

Alicia Gimenez Bartlett's Petra Delicado

Rosa Ribas's Cornelia Weber-Tejedor

LisbethVanda Symon's Sam Shephard

Ann Cleeves's Vera Stanhope

Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe

Adrian Hyland's Emily Tempest

Dorothy L Sayers's Harriet Vane

Fanny Fiske

OconnellNancy Drew (disq.)

Stella Blomqvist

Helene Tursten's Irene Huss

Liza Cody's Anna Lee

Barbara Seranella's Munch Mancini

Liza Cody's Eva Wylie 

Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone

J. D. Robb's Eve Dallas

Over at Friend Feed, Mack wonders "how specific one could get in the "favorite" game. Favorite former alcoholic ex-cop now a private detective, Mathew Scudder vs Jack Taylor (Jack wins for me); favorite friend of the detective who could kill you instantly, Pike vs Ranger vs Hawk (my fav. is Pike). With the range of crime/mystery fiction there are lots of favorites possibilities." I must have a think about the possibilities!