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Mystery & Detective Fiction
"Here's a look at murder in literature: plays, novels and short stories."
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Raskolnikov, a student who commits murder, is a character in a novel by what author?
The haunting quality of the victim's eye is a motive for murder in which short story by Poe?
The Cask of Amontillado
Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Tell-Tale Heart
'Lord of the Flies' deals with the murderous impulses of what group?
The Very Religious
This play by Arthur Miller deals with fatal criminal negligence by one of the characters
After the Fall
Death of a Salesman
All My Sons
An accidental killing by an individual of limited intelligence is a key part of a novel by what author?
In Agatha Christie's short story, 'Witness for the Prosecution', who is the murderer?
The defendant's wife
The defendant's attorney
The defendant's girl friend
Which play by Eugene O'Neill involves the murder of a man by his wife?
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Mourning Becomes Electra
In Oscar Wilde's 'Picture of Dorian Gray', whom does Dorian kill?
His girl friend
The artist who painted the picture
His romantic rival
The cabaret singer
Which author describes a social climbing young man whose murder of a woman is largely based on his quest for status and prestige?
The killing of Tybalt and Mercutio are key events in which one of Shakespeare's plays?
Romeo and Juliet
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Compiled Jun 28 12