The results are in for the third heat in the opening round of this year's flagship event - the TV Detective World Series.
It was a closely fought battle, but we can now announce that the winner is...
In the closest contest so far Miss Marple just edged into the lead in the closing moments of the round.
Judges commented that this battle split the audience down the middle, with the elderly sleuth just having a better turn out on the day.
McNulty took his defeat in his stride, saying "it's all the game, and the game is the game is the game and the game is played by the players of the game who play the game and the game is played and played and played".
To be fair, he had been drinking.