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Voting for the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger

Voting for the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger remains open until Friday 7 October at 9am.  You can vote up to five times here.  In the running are: Lee Child; Peter Robinson; David Baldacci; Mark Billingham and Peter James.

If he wins, Peter James has made a promise to his fans:

Needless to say, this prompted the very sudden appearance of Peter’s “two biggest fans”: Grace and Roy (until this morning known as Fluffy and Billy).  Their conversation on their voting dilemma was overheard and recorded by Harry Pearce of MI5.

Grace:  So who is Lee Child?

Roy:  A Brit who now lives in New York and writes about a loner who arrives in towns to sort out problems.

Grace:  A defector who writes about a loner who doesn’t have a cat?  We can’t vote for him then.  What about this Peter Robinson?

Roy:  Another Brit defector.  He lives in Canada and writes about DCI Banks.

Grace:  Banks?  We can’t vote for him!  Nana Alma told us to stay away from banks as they’re always after your money and full of bad people.  What about David Baldacci?

Roy:  An American. Writes thrillers.

Grace:  A native of the declawing country?  Are you mad?  This is getting tough now.  Only two left.  What about Mark Billingham?

Roy:  Well, he’s a Brit who writes about DI Tom Thorne.  But I understand he has a dog and loves country music.

Grace:  Dog?  Country music?  No way.  I hope you’ve saved the best for last, Roy.

Roy:  Oh, you’ll like this one, Grace, it’s Mr Peter James.  If he wins he’s promised all his fans fish and chips on Brighton pier.

Grace:  Right.  Where do we vote then?

Roy:  Right here.  And we can do it five times each.

Grace:  Which way is Brighton?

Nana Alma should like to point out that you can vote for whoever you like.  Harry Pearce has ensured that ‘Grace’ and ‘Roy’ are microchipped for tracking purposes, just in case they get lost on their long journey.  Nana Alma hopes that if Peter James wins, he doesn’t take his dogs with him to the pier as Fluffy and Billy have not yet completed their self-defence course.  She also looks forward to the safe return home of the errant two.

8 comments on “Voting for the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger

  1. Maxine
    September 28, 2011

    Brilliant, CFR!

    • crimeficreader
      September 28, 2011

      Thanks Maxine, glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Nikki
    September 29, 2011

    Fantastic! Found this via Mr James’ recommendation on Facebook! Hopefully see you on the pier for the chips that Roy and Grace leave 😉

    • crimeficreader
      September 29, 2011

      Thank you! Sadly, I am nowhere near. So claim my chips if it comes off!

  3. Kate McKenna Lawler
    September 30, 2011

    Lovely Dinner & two great companions to eat it with. Are you sending a plane ticket too?

    • crimeficreader
      September 30, 2011

      Fluffy and Billy are very pleased with your compliment, say thank you, and have passed on your query to Mr Peter James. They have now sneaked on a National Express coach to get to Brighton faster.

  4. Ha ha ha 🙂
    Why should we vote again? Oh, yes … a fish supper! Hm? Tempting!

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