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Can you name the American author who created quadriplegic forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, who first appeared in the 1997 thriller "The Bone Collector"?
Can you name the British novelist, formerly a journalist, whose works include "Messiah" (1999), "Storm" (2000), and "Vodka" (2004)?
Can you name the 2001 novel by Dennis Lehane that revolves around the early life, and transgressions of three young boys, and opens with a street abduction in Boston? The 2003 movie adaptation was directed by Clint Eastwood and featured Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon.
A Drink Before the War
Prayers for Rain
Who created private detective Elvis Cole and his longtime sidekick, former marine Joe Pike? They first appeared in 1987 in the award winning "The Monkey's Raincoat".
Can you name John Grisham's first published novel, set, as are many of Grisham's works, in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi? The story centres on a racist attack on a ten-year-old girl and the subsequent retribution and court case.
The Street Lawyer
The Runaway Jury
A Time to Kill
In which country are Henning Mankell's Inspector Kurt Wallender novels generally set?
What is the name of the book by John Sandford, the fourth in the "Virgil Flowers" series, that received the 2011 Best Hardcover Novel award from The International Thriller Writers?
Rules of Prey
The Night Crew
Eye of the Needle
Who is the author of a series of books largely set in Edinburgh, Scotland, featuring the ever popular, rock music loving, flawed Detective Inspector who made his debut in "Knots and Crosses" in 1987, and his final appearance in "Exit Music" in 2007?
Richard North Patterson
What was the former profession of English author Lee Child's perennial drifter, hard man and everyday good guy Jack Reacher, who has appeared in a series of escapades for close on 15 years?
Military Police Major
Around the World Yachtsman
What is the name of the thriller writer whose works are set largely in Bangkok, and revolve around Thai Buddhist police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep?
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