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From Sherlock Holmes to Sue Grafton. Here's a chance for mystery lovers to find out what they know! Quizzes on the work of a single author will be found under that author's name.   

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category Armstrong, Kelley category Auster, Paul
category Block, Lawrence category Braun, Lilian Jackson
category Butcher, Jim category Child, Lee
category Christie, Agatha category Clark, Mary Higgins
category Cole, Martina category Collins, Wilkie
category Connelly, Michael category Connolly, John
category Cornwell, Patricia category Crusie, Jennifer
category Davis, Lindsey category Deaver, Jeffery
category Dekker, Ted category Donaldson, Stephen
category Doyle, Arthur Conan category Dunnett, Dorothy
category Evanovich, Janet category Fforde, Jasper
folder Fictional Detectives (36 quizzes) category Finney, Patricia
category Francis, Dick category Fredman, Shelly
category Gardner, Erle Stanley category George, Elizabeth
category Gerritsen, Tess category Grafton, Sue
category Hammett, Dashiell category Harris, Charlaine
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 Queen, Ellery
category Rankin, Ian category Rendell, Ruth
category Robb, J. D. category Roberts, Wendy
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.
Trivia Quizzes in category Mystery & Detective Fiction
Other Characters of Detective Fiction 10 questions

This quiz is about identifying those recurring characters in some of my favorite works of mystery fiction. I hope you'll enjoy this quiz.
714 plays
Detecting Sidekicks 10 questions

As long as there have been superb sleuths efficiently determining "who dunnit" there have been loyal partners in crime solving. This quiz gives you the author and recurring main character. Identify the sidekick in the multiple choice selections.
720 plays
Hard-Boiled Lit 10 questions

The film noir genre of the 40's owes to the hard-boiled stories that began in the pulps of the 20' and 30's. They were tough, brooding tales of crime in the mean streets of asphalt jungles. See how much you know of them.
621 plays
Murder Most Fowl 10 questions

Ten questions centering on mystery novels or movies.
915 plays
Culinary Mysteries 10 questions

This quiz is for those that enjoy culinary mysteries as much as I do. Some of the following novels include recipes while other just describe gastronomic experiences. Bon Appetit!
375 plays
Hard-Boiled Lit:the sequel 10 questions

Here's some more trivia from that tough, dangerous world of the hard-boiled crime thriller, with some questions I didn't use first time out.
474 plays
Clueless in Cluedo 10 questions

Mr Boddy was found murdered in his home this morning. The usual suspects all claim to have been spending time with characters from various detective stories. Your job is to determine which story/character each suspect was fraternizing with.
420 plays
Snuggle Up With a Good Read 10 questions

What is more relaxing than snuggling up with a good book? Match the author to her book.
Oct 17 16
267 plays
Pulp Fiction 10 questions

During the 1920s and 1930s a new form of writing appeared on the scene. These stories appeared in dime books called 'Pulp Fiction.' They were written by such as Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich and Cain. Here's a little test.
441 plays
Basic Crime Fiction 15 questions

This is a quiz on the basics of Crime Fiction. I studied this genre at school and thought I'd make an easy quiz on it.
Fi B
1155 plays
Mystery fiction 10 questions

Tough questions for mystery addicts only.
669 plays
What's In A Name? 10 questions

Don't worry, this is not about name analysis! It's about initials, names of detectives, a pen name and some more. Warning: British golden age writers are well represented!
474 plays
Mystery Writers 15 questions

I name the book, you name the author.
894 plays
Nick Carter 5 questions

Questions on the secret Agent Nick Carter.
Very Difficult
537 plays
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