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Mystery Fiction With a Sense of Humour

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Mystery Fiction With a Sense of Humour game quiz
"There's a tradition in mystery fiction of mean streets, pain, and violence, but there's another tradition that doesn't take itself quite so seriously...."

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1. Who created Schlock Homes and Dr. Watney of 221B Bagel Street?
    Robert L. Fish
    Elmore Leonard
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Jack Ritchie

2. Which is not the title of a Kinky Friedman novel?
    Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover
    God Bless John Wayne
    I Still Miss my Man, But my Aim is Getting Better
    Armadillos and Old Lace

3. Simon Brett's Charles Paris is a(n)....
    police officer

4. In which city do we find Hitchcock Sewell, from such books as "The Hearse You Came in On", and "Hearse of a Different Color"?

5. Steve Brewer's private eye, Bubba Maybry, tells us that he comes from a long line of gullible people. Who hires Bubba in the first novel in the series?
    Princess Anastasia
    Judge Crater

6. In which book is Bernie Rhodenbarr caught burgling an apartment that has, unbeknownst to him, a dead body in the back bedroom?
    The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart
    The Burglar in the Library
    Burglars Can't be Choosers
    The Burglar in the Closet

7. Leo Haig, Chip Harrison's boss, dearly wants to be a 'great detective'. Who is his hero?
    Sherlock Holmes
    Hercule Poirot
    Nero Wolfe
    Charlie Chan

8. Who wrote 1972's "Every Little Crook and Nanny" about a kidnapping that encounters complications?
    O. Henry
    Evan Hunter
    Elmore Leonard
    John D. MacDonald

9. Who is the leader of a hapless bunch of crooks, in a series by Donald E. Westlake?
    Andy Kelp
    John Dortmunder
    Stan Murch
    F.X. Mologna

10. What is the title of a Donald Westlake book about a petty thief who becomes invisible?
    A Likely Story
    Why Me?
    Don't Ask

11. Who is the Seattle P.I. who employs a bunch of winos as a surveillance team?
    Leo Waterman
    Kinsey Millhone
    Elvis Cole
    Mike Hammer

12. What is the action of the Sam Adams mystery "She Walks in Beauty" centered on?
    the Miss America pageant
    a drama festival
    plastic surgery

13. "Big Trouble" is a fast-paced romp by this Florida writer.
    Dave Barry
    Carl Hiaasen
    Laurence Shames
    Edna Buchanan

14. Who is a recurring character in Carl Hiaasen's novels?
    a retired mobster with excellent taste in shirts
    a U.S. marshal who really knows how to wear a hat
    a 'salvage consultant' who lives on a houseboat
    an ex-governor who lives in a swamp

15. Who wrote "Compromising Positions"?
    Sparkle Hayter
    Barbara Kingsolver
    Sue Grafton
    Susan Isaacs

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