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From Sherlock Holmes to Sue Grafton. Here's a chance for mystery lovers to find out what they know!

Play Mystery & Detective Fiction Topic Mash! - Scores
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
category Block, Lawrence category Braun, Lilian Jackson
category Child, Lee category Christie, Agatha
category Clark, Mary Higgins category Connelly, Michael
category Connolly, John category Cornwell, Patricia
category Crusie, Jennifer category Davis, Lindsey
category Deaver, Jeffery category Doyle, Arthur Conan
category Evanovich, Janet category Francis, Dick
category Fredman, Shelly category Gardner, Erle Stanley
category George, Elizabeth category Gerritsen, Tess
category Grafton, Sue category Hammett, Dashiell
category Hiaasen, Carl category Johansen, Iris
category Kellerman, Jonathan and Faye category King, Laurie R
category Landy, Derek category Larsson, Stieg
category McBain, Ed category McDonald, Gregory
category Nixon, Joan Lowery category Parker, Robert B
category Patterson, James category Perry, Anne
category Peters, Elizabeth category Peters, Ellis
category Preston, Douglas/Child, Lincoln category Rankin, Ian
category Rendell, Ruth category Robb, J. D.
category Robeson, Kenneth (Doc Savage) category Sandford, John
category Sayers, Dorothy L. category Scottoline, Lisa
category Slaughter, Karin category Stout, Rex (Nero Wolfe)
category The Lady Grace Mysteries category Westlake, Donald E
category White, T.H.
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Absolute Beginners

A general mix of worldwide literary sleuths. Some old, some new. Some well known, others not so. The common link is that each question relates to their first appearance in print; the absolute beginning you might say.
Difficult
10 Q
Aussiedrongo
Feb 13 13
1398 plays
2
History of the Detective-novel

One of the few genres in Literature that doesn't date back to 'Olden Times' is definitely the detective story. Yet it has by now developed its own traditions, its own who is who, and its own milestone events. That's what this quiz tries to deal with.
Tough
10 Q
flem-ish
Aug 09 01
4161 plays
3
Sherlock Holmes versus Hercule Poirot

This quiz was inspired by the thread in the Book Corner forum and compares Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.
Average
10 Q
MotherGoose
May 16 04
4143 plays
4
Holmes and Poirot

Agatha Christie's "Hercule Poirot" and Sir Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" are two of the greatest fictional detectives. This quiz has ten questions on some common features and plots of the Poirot and Holmes novels.
Difficult
10 Q
deepakmr
May 20 08
1122 plays
5
Detectives in Love

Fictional sleuths are mostly shown as detached loners, or as going through women like a hot knife through butter. However, some detectives do find love...
Average
10 Q
agony
Aug 16 07
1614 plays
6
Our Far-Flung Detectives

Fictional detectives can be found in the oddest places and times. Come along and explore!
Average
10 Q
ertrum
Nov 15 07
846 plays
7
Scandinavian Crime

A genre that I have recently fallen in love with.
Tough
10 Q
mega44
Dec 20 15
105 plays
8
Mystery Mistresses

Here is a quiz on female mystery authors and their protagonists. Let those little grey cells do the work. Have fun. You might want to take note of some authors to read.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Jun 27 10
570 plays
9
What's My Ride?

Many mystery authors have a lot to tell us about their detectives' vehicles. See if you can match the P.I. to the car.
Average
10 Q
agony
Nov 03 09
855 plays
10
Literary Detectives--Odd Man (or Woman) Out

Sleuth-hounds, private dicks, cops, shamuses and armchair detectives--they're some of the most fascinating creations in literature. And they're all here, in various groupings. See if you can determine which 'tec doesn't belong.
Tough
10 Q
john_sunseri
Oct 19 09
636 plays
11
It's a Mystery to Me!
Team quiz by Revenge of the Llamas

The Llama Book Club decided it was time to delve into some mysteries, and of course everyone has their favorites! Can you figure out which mystery novel is each Llama's favorite from the facts they divulge?
Average
10 Q
kaddarsgirl
Mar 20 14
666 plays
12
It's a Mystery!

Ten questions about fictional detectives, the works in which they appeared, and the authors who created them. Little grey cells should assist in identification of the right suspect.
Average
10 Q
EnglishJedi
Apr 23 16
633 plays
13
My Favorite Mystery Solvers

I'm not a real big mystery buff, but there are some authors and characters I really enjoy whose stories happen to fall into the "Mystery and Detective Fiction" category (with an exception or two). And here are ten of them. Have fun.
Average
10 Q
shvdotr
Apr 24 16
342 plays
14
Crime Does Pay (for These Authors Anyway)!

A history of the crime novel (1840 - 1940). The crime novel first became recognised as a distinct genre in the 19th century. This quiz explores the development of this literary form and investigates the specialist writers in the first 100 years.
Tough
10 Q
bracklaman
Apr 08 08
648 plays
15
Sidekicks and Henchmen

Fictional detectives often have a sidekick - a chronicler, a henchman, a cat's paw. See how many you can identify.
Average
10 Q
agony
Oct 24 10
816 plays
16
Fictional Detectives, Part 1

This is the first of two quizzes on 20th century detective fiction; this part covers the earlier detectives. This is also a collaboration between austinnene and mnbates - Part 2 can be found under mnbates' name.
Tough
10 Q
austinnene
Dec 17 07
1029 plays
17
Finding My Way Back Home #2

Match each literary detective with the place you'd be most likely to find him or her.
Average
10 Q
chicagojanet
May 23 16
225 plays
18
Heroes and Heroines

Many writers have a hero or heroine who appears in a series of books. This quiz is about them. All of these questions, incidentally, are based on authors whom I personally would recommend.
Tough
10 Q
Nodragon
Mar 08 09
633 plays
19
Mystery cats

Many people think cats are mysterious. They're also featured in many mysteries!
Tough
10 Q
catamount
May 02 04
501 plays
20
Dog Detectives

Hounds, retrievers, and the little dogs burglars fear most, because they trip over them in the dark and break a leg.
Tough
10 Q
catamount
May 11 04
1968 plays
21
Fictional Detectives

How well do you know your fictional detectives? I'll give you the detective's name and you provide the name of the author.
Easy
10 Q
lovesmoodies
Jul 23 02
4785 plays
22
Mystery Character Creators

Mystery fans should find this mildly puzzling. I provide the sleuth, you pick the author.
Average
10 Q
JohntheBear
Nov 24 06
1491 plays
23
Who Wrote Them? Crime

Hope you enjoy this quiz, I welcome feedback.
Average
10 Q
mash_freak
Feb 11 08
1665 plays
24
Women in mystery fiction

Here are ten women sleuths. Do you know the author who created them? Good luck!
Average
10 Q
minch
May 27 00
3609 plays
25
Not Just Robots and Spaceships

Science fiction novels can cross most any other genre of literature. Here are ten that can also be classed as mystery and/or detective novels.
Tough
10 Q
mlcmlc
May 17 14
228 plays
26
From Page to Screen

Many works of mystery and detective fiction have had TV series and movies made about them. Here are a few of the most popular.
Average
10 Q
boof123
Apr 03 14
462 plays
27
It's a Mystery to Me-Authors & Their Crimefighters

Part of the enjoyment of reading is familiarity with the characters. The following have appeared in numerous novels by the same author...can you name the creator or creations of these crime-fighters and crime writers?
Average
15 Q
paulmallon
Dec 31 11
630 plays
28
Murder They Wrote

Crime fiction has been one of the most popular of all literature genres for hundreds of years. Many famous characters have been created over those years. How many of the men and women behind them can you identify?
Tough
10 Q
darksplash
Apr 08 08
1056 plays
29
Mayhem and Murder in Florida

Florida is an attractive location for mystery fiction of all sorts, from John D. Macdonald to Carl Hiaasen.
Tough
15 Q
agony
Apr 20 03
651 plays
30
Academic, Gentlemen and Amateur Sleuths

This quiz highlights the so-called "Golden Age" of the detective novel in English Literature by examining the fictional careers of some academic, gentlemanly and amateur sleuths created in the 1930s and beyond.
Tough
10 Q
bracklaman
Sep 29 04
714 plays
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