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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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Explore Mystery & Detective Fiction Quiz Sub-Categories:
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.
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 qns)
471 plays
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 qns)
657 plays
Cooking Up a Suspense Story

There are certain elements, or ingredients that go into the making of a well-done suspense, mystery or detective story. These authors have proven they can cook up a good read.
Tough (10 qns)
690 plays
Where Can I Find A Detective?

In which city, or at which address, would you find these famous fictional detectives?
Tough (15 qns)
1317 plays
Fictional Detectives - Part 3

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.
Average (10 qns)
825 plays
Mystery Character Creators: the Sequel

Just like the first one: name the author who created the sleuth.
Average (10 qns)
999 plays
Mystery Fiction With a Sense of Humour

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....
Tough (15 qns)
1083 plays
Edgar Award Winning Authors

The Edgar Award for Best First Novel is given by the Mystery Writers of America. This is about books by 10 of the winners over the years.
Tough (10 qns)
573 plays
American Crime Fiction

My favourite literary genre is Crime Fiction. Many of the finest examples of this genre have come from America. Here are just a few of my favourite crime writers and the characters they have created.
Average (10 qns)
402 plays
He Always Gets His Man...or Woman

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.
Average (10 qns)
522 plays
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 qns)
1071 plays
Saintly Sleuths

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 (10 qns)
384 plays
Name The Detective's Creator

I name the detectives and you name the writers. Some modern some not so modern. Enjoy.
Average (15 qns)
3744 plays
Murder in Fiction

Be it bleak sociorealism or suggestive horror, works of fiction are flooded with murder. Test your knowledge of mortal crime on paper.
Difficult (10 qns)
996 plays
Mystery Writers

Mystery fans will recognize many of these authors--and perhaps discover some new ones.
Average (10 qns)
3615 plays
Mystery And Science Fiction Writers

I'm taking notice of some of the famous writers of mystery and science fiction.
Average (10 qns)
3195 plays
Fictional Detectives in Literature

Here's my first in a series of quizzes on fictional detectives. First up, those in books, pulps, and other literature.
Tough (10 qns)
579 plays
Killed - HOW ?

Fictional murderers sometimes chose the most bizarre weapons! Does your imagination stretch this far?
Tough (10 qns)
285 plays
Literary Murder

Here's a look at murder in literature: plays, novels and short stories.
Tough (10 qns)
2520 plays
Characters In Current Works Of Fiction

I have a feeling that many Fun Trivia players love to read. Creating memorable characters is an art. This quiz tests your knowledge of memorable characters in current fictional writing, mostly in the mystery genre.
Average (10 qns)
318 plays
Fictional Detectives - Part 2

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 (10 qns)
951 plays
Black Heart of Crime

Each question is about a mystery/detective novel with the word "black" in the title.
Tough (10 qns)
207 plays
You Too Can Be an Armchair Detective!

An armchair detective is someone who reads mysteries in their recliner. To be an armchair detective, you have to answer questions on these mystery and detective novels.
Tough (10 qns)
381 plays
So, Who Done It?

Don't play this game if you don't want the endings to great mysteries given away! But if you've already read all the good ones, come on in! (*WARNING - SPOILERS*)
Tough (10 qns)
948 plays
International Detectives

The success of detective books and TV series that are set outside the U.S. has prompted a heightened interest in these mysteries.
Difficult (10 qns)
351 plays
Other Characters of Detective Fiction

This quiz is about identifying those recurring characters in some of my favorite works of mystery fiction. I hope you'll enjoy this quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
711 plays
Detectives and their creators 1

I will name the fictional detective and give you a choice of creators.
Average (10 qns)
1266 plays
Detecting Sidekicks

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.
Tough (10 qns)
711 plays
Murder Most Fowl

Ten questions centering on mystery novels or movies.
Tough (10 qns)
912 plays
Hard-Boiled Lit

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.
Difficult (10 qns)
618 plays
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