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The detective is a central figure in many mystery novels. These quizzes focus on the detective, rather than on the plot, in a range of novels from different authors.   

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1
Sherlock Holmes versus Hercule Poirot 10 questions

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.
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MotherGoose
4290 plays
2
Holmes and Poirot 10 questions

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
deepakmr
1185 plays
3
Detectives in Love 10 questions

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...
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agony
1698 plays
4
Our Far-Flung Detectives 10 questions

Fictional detectives can be found in the oddest places and times. Come along and explore!
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ertrum
909 plays
5
What's My Ride? 10 questions

Many mystery authors have a lot to tell us about their detectives' vehicles. See if you can match the P.I. to the car.
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agony
903 plays
6
Fictional Detectives, Part 1 10 questions

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
austinnene
1062 plays
7
Literary Detectives--Odd Man (or Woman) Out 10 questions

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
john_sunseri
675 plays
8
My Favorite Mystery Solvers 10 questions

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.
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shvdotr
450 plays
9
It's a Mystery! 10 questions

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.
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EnglishJedi
738 plays
10
Mystery Character Creators 10 questions

Mystery fans should find this mildly puzzling. I provide the sleuth, you pick the author.
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JohntheBear
1515 plays
11
Fictional Sleuths and Detectives 10 questions

Here are ten fictional crime fighters that may not be as well known as Holmes, Marlowe, Maigret, Poirot etc. However, they also fought to bring the bad guys to justice. Can you identify them and their author?
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zambesi
Oct 30 16
483 plays
12
Fictional Detectives 10 questions

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
lovesmoodies
4956 plays
13
Women in Mystery Fiction 10 questions

Here are ten women sleuths. Do you know the author who created them? Good luck!
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minch
3639 plays
14
She Always Gets Her Man... or Woman! 10 questions

The following quiz is all about fictional female detectives. I'll give you the name of the detective and you correctly match her with the author who created her.
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nmerr
744 plays
15
A World of Fictional Detectives 10 questions

Fictional detective stories have at least three rewards: figuring out the solution, discovering the traits of the detective, and learning about the story's culture. Meet 10 detectives in 10 cultures on six continents. Good luck! [No spoilers.]
Tough
lowtechmaster
Dec 07 16
288 plays
16
Heroes and Heroines 10 questions

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
Nodragon
660 plays
17
It's a Mystery to Me-Authors & Their Crimefighte 15 questions

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?
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paulmallon
645 plays
18
Academics, Gentlemen, Amateur Sleuths 10 questions

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.
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bracklaman
741 plays
19
Fictional Detectives - Part 3 10 questions

Part 3 of a series of quizzes about fictional detectives from all over the world. This part, focusing on detectives and authors from the UK and Canada, was created by agony and mnbates.
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agony
846 plays
20
Where Can I Find A Detective? 15 questions

In which city, or at which address, would you find these famous fictional detectives?
Tough
agony
1332 plays
21
Mystery Character Creators: the Sequel 10 questions

Just like the first one: name the author who created the sleuth.
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JohntheBear
1011 plays
22
He Always Gets His Man...or Woman 10 questions

This is a follow-up to a quiz I created about fictional female detectives. I'll give you the name of the male detective and you correctly match him with the author who created him.
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nmerr
525 plays
23
Name The Detective's Creator 15 questions

I name the detectives and you name the writers. Some modern some not so modern. Enjoy.
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pippa_sue
3753 plays
24
Saintly Sleuths 10 questions

Many fictional detectives have a clerical background. No wonder, it's good against evil! I'll tell you about the detective and you'll give me the name of his/her creator.
Tough
Catamount
387 plays
25
Cities Criminals Should Avoid 15 questions

Many of the best detective novels portray life in various cities. One immediately associates Miss Jane Marple with the tiny hamlet of St Mary Mead, Philip Marlowe with early Los Angeles etc. Can you match these detectives with their locales?
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SixShutouts66
Apr 12 17
300 plays
26
Fictional Detectives in Literature 10 questions

Here's my first in a series of quizzes on fictional detectives. First up, those in books, pulps, and other literature.
Tough
vig407
588 plays
27
Fictional Detectives - Part 2 10 questions

This is the second of two quizzes on 20th century detective fiction; this part covers the more recent detectives. This is also a collaboration between austinnene and mnbates - Part 1 can be found under austinnene's name.
Tough
mnbates
972 plays
28
International Detectives 10 questions

The success of detective books and TV series that are set outside the U.S. has prompted a heightened interest in these mysteries.
Difficult
itsgood10
360 plays
29
Detectives and their creators 1 10 questions

I will name the fictional detective and give you a choice of creators.
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mnbates
1383 plays
30
Female Crime Fighters 10 questions

I'll name the character - you name the author!
Average
kaydeesk
936 plays
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