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Mystery Fiction With a Sense of Humour
Mystery & Detective Fiction
"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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Who created Schlock Homes and Dr. Watney of 221B Bagel Street?
Arthur Conan Doyle
Robert L. Fish
Which is not the title of a Kinky Friedman novel?
I Still Miss my Man, But my Aim is Getting Better
Armadillos and Old Lace
God Bless John Wayne
Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover
Simon Brett's Charles Paris is a(n)....
In which city do we find Hitchcock Sewell, from such books as "The Hearse You Came in On", and "Hearse of a Different Color"?
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?
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
Leo Haig, Chip Harrison's boss, dearly wants to be a 'great detective'. Who is his hero?
Who wrote 1972's "Every Little Crook and Nanny" about a kidnapping that encounters complications?
John D. MacDonald
Who is the leader of a hapless bunch of crooks, in a series by Donald E. Westlake?
What is the title of a Donald Westlake book about a petty thief who becomes invisible?
A Likely Story
Who is the Seattle P.I. who employs a bunch of winos as a surveillance team?
What is the action of the Sam Adams mystery "She Walks in Beauty" centered around?
a drama festival
the Miss America pageant
"Big Trouble" is a fast-paced romp by this Florida writer.
Who is a recurring character in Carl Hiaasen's novels?
an ex-governor who lives in a swamp
a 'salvage consultant' who lives on a houseboat
a retired mobster with excellent taste in shirts
a U.S. marshal who really knows how to wear a hat
Who wrote "Compromising Positions"?
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