Thursday, December 30, 2021

Announcing We Love Detectives Week

I was gonna hold off on announcing this until the weekend, but I just finished making these pretty buttons, and I just don't want to wait to show them to you.  So... here we go!


I am once again holding a week-long blog party in February!  This time, the theme is detectives.  Amateur detectives, private detectives, police detectives -- every kind of detective you can think of!  If they solve one mystery or many, they're fair game. 


Like every year, I will provide a blog tag, a giveaway, and games.  The rest of the festivities are up to you!  You can contribute anything detective-themed that you can dream up.  A profile of your favorite detective?  Overview of your favorite crime-solving show?  Review of a specific book, movie, or TV show episode?  If it involves a detective or two, then have at it!  Although all my buttons here are of fictional detectives, you are totally welcome to contribute something about real-life detectives, too.


There will be no sign-up roster for this, as everyone always has such unique takes on subjects for these parties that there's never a problem with two people sharing basically the same thing.  Still, if you want to comment below with your ideas of what you want to contribute, I'd love to see them!


The party will run February 21 to 25, with a link-up widget provided for people to add links to their contributions as they post them.  If you're still not quite sure how this will work, check out last year's We Love Pirates Week kick-off post to get a better idea.


As you can see, I got a little excited with the buttons.  Again.  I wanted there to be a good range of options so people would be likely to find a detective they're at least familiar with, maybe even a fan of.  I hope you like them!  Please share them on your own blogs and websites, Instagram, whatever, with a link back to this post -- we want to spread the news about this event so other people can join the fun! 


I hope you'll join us!

40 comments:

  1. Ahhhh! So excited!!!

    I'll have to think about what I want to contribute, but I just wanted to share my enthusiasm. ;)

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  2. How funny! The last two things I watched had to do with detectives! I started re-watching Columbo and I watched a wacky movie with a most excellent Jack Klugman as a harried police chief solving a mystery.

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    1. DKoren, well, that's just unusual for you, since you're not much of a fan of mysteries! What a funny coincidence! Do you know, I have never watched Columbo? I've always kind of wanted to, but just haven't managed it.

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    2. I think that's why I enjoy Columbo so much. It's not a mystery. You know who did it up front, and the fun is watching Columbo unravel it in his unique ways. Columbo had great guest stars, too. Always makes it even more fun. :-D

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    3. DKoren, okay, that does make sense! I really should try watching it at some point.

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  3. Sign me up!!! I know exactly who I'm going to write about, too--G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown :D :D

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    1. Katie, awesome! I have two collections of Father Brown short stories on my TBR shelves, so maybe you'll nudge me to take one off and try it!

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  4. Oh, this is going to be fun! I'll have to think about what to write, but I know I'll be in with something.

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    1. Elisabeth, there's just so much to choose from, isn't there? I know you'll come up with something really fun :-)

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  5. Sounds like fun! Love seeing Veronica Mars on there, I love her.

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    1. Skye, I am not surprised! I actually haven't watched Veronica Mars ::gasp!:: yet. YET! I know many people who liken it to Buffy, especially concerning the dialog and humor styles, so I definitely want to try the show. One of these days!

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  6. AGGGGGGHHH I AM SO HERE FOR THIS!!!! *dances around like a crazy woman*

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    1. Miss Megan, awesomesauce! :-D I love your enthusiasm.

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  7. FUN! I will participate, probably more than once -- but I'll have to take some time to decide "with what." :)

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    1. Charity, yeah, I haven't narrowed down my choices yet either, lol. So many options!

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  8. Oooh fun!! I'm feeling maybe a Poirot review.... I'll have to stew on it. ;)

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    1. Gabby, I am really hoping to be able to contribute a review of Death on the Nile to it :-) More Poirot is always a plus!

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  9. Great idea! Count me in, already have an idea or two... :)
    Kristina (at Speakeasy)

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    1. Kristina, yay! I can't wait to see what you come up with :-)

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  10. Ahhhhh!!! Mysteries were kind of the first genre I identified as being different and they still hold a special place in my heart. I definitely will participate! I have too many ideas which usually makes me freak out and decide for nothing, dash it all, but I'll try to be cool and collected like all of my favorite detectives. I might want to talk about Murder on the Orient Express in preparation for Death on the Nile coming out... hmmmm. Or I'll probably end up reviewing Nancy Drew (2007 movie). We'll see! Lately I've also gotten into loving lists, so I might do a top ten of some kind? All in all, brilliant idea, Hamlette! Looking forward to this!

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    1. Also, the button on your sidebar for this blog party isn't working, but I found it through your Upcoming Blog Events page. :-)

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    2. Chloe, that's so fun! Thanks for letting me know the sidebar button wasn't working -- I thiiiiink I have it fixed now.

      Those ideas sound great. I am hoping I can hit Death on the Nile opening weekend and review it for the party, but we have a little family vacation planned for the middle of February, so that might not happen. But I am so excited for it finally getting released!

      A top ten of favorite detecitives or mystery movies or mystery shows or mystery books or mystery series... any of those would be cool contributions!

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  11. Hi, can you add me with an episode of the British series Bergerac please?

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    1. Gill, absolutely! I've never seen it, so it will be cool to learn something about it. There's no "roster" to add you to, but I look forward to reading your ep review!

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    2. Thanks, love you to join this btw... https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2021/12/27/wilhelm-scream-blogathon-2022/

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    3. Thanks for the invite, Gill! I've been trying to figure out something I could contribute for a couple weeks now, and still haven't thought of any, but if I do, I will definitely sign up :-)

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  12. Hi, Rachel! This is so cool. I'd like t write about "The Big Sleep" if that's OK. It's been a long time since I've seen it. :-)

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    1. Rebecca, that would be wonderful!!! I love that movie <3

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  13. Sounds exciting! Not sure what I'm going to do yet, but I'm looking forward to it. :)

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    1. Glad to have you join us, Johanna! Have fun thinking about detectives and posts for it, etc ;-)

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  14. Thanks for hosting another blogathon! Your events are fun and creative! Looking forward to the We Love Detectives Week! Still thinking about potential entries. Speaking of blogathons, I'm hosting an event from April 29th to May 2nd. Here's the link to the announcement if you're interested in joining:

    https://18cinemalane.com/2022/01/27/waiting-to-board-the-travel-gone-wrong-blogathon/

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    1. Sally, so glad to have you with us! I look forward to seeing what you come up with :-) And thanks for the link to your upcoming blogathon -- I will check it out!

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  15. Hi there ! 🤗 Would you please include me in your blogathon? I’d like to write about ELLERY QUEEN as played by Ralph Bellamy.

    My blog is ConeMaven’s Essays from the Couch.

    Theresa aka CineMaven

    https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hello, CineMaven! Thanks for stopping by and joining the fun :-) Ellery Queen would be a perfect subject for this, and I look forward to reading your post :-)

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    2. Ha! I must be drunk to mis-spell my own blog's name. That's CineMaven's Essays from the Couch. Thank you for including me, Rachel. :-)

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  16. This looks like such fun, Rachel, but I'm afraid I won't be able to join in. Still wanted to swing by and cheer you on in the proceedings! :)

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    1. Muse, that's okay! You can always pop over and play the games if you feel like it. I think we're going to have lots of fun!

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  17. It sounds like a great idea! Let me see if I have time to come up with something!

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    1. Maniac, I hope you find time to join! If all else fails, I did post a tag you can fill out :-)

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