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Mystery & Detective Fiction
"During the 1920s and 1930s a new form of writing appeared on the scene. These stories appeared in dime books called 'Pulp Fiction.' They were written by such as Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich and Cain. Here's a little test."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Philip Marlowe was a creation of Raymond Chandler. Where was Marlowe's office located?
How many books did Dashiell Hammett write about his ambiguously principled PI, Sam Spade?
Cornell Woolrich wrote a series of books containing the same word as part of the title. What was that word?
Who is Mickey Spillane's hardboiled detective?
'The Postman Always Rings Twice' has been made into a movie twice. Who played the Frank Chambers in the 1946 film?
Which hardboiled detective said 'the stuff that dreams are made of'?
'Laura' is a memorable novel that was written during this hardboiled era. It has one unique feature, however, related to the fact that it was written by/as which of these?
by a woman
as a screenplay
as a magazine serial
in another language
Ira Levin, author of 'Rosemary's Baby', wrote a memorable fiction novel involving murder for profit. What was its title?
Build my Gallows High
The Dain Curse
The Little Sister
A Kiss Before Dying
'The Bride Wore Black' was made into a memorable film directed by?
Who wrote the book from which the movie 'The Bride Wore Black' was made?
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