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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.   

There are 75 quizzes and 750 trivia questions in this category.

Take this hour's quiz: Mystery & Detective Fiction - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 750 questions in rotation. Recent Scores

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.
Hard-Boiled Lit:the sequel

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.
Difficult (10 qns)
Dec 09 00
465 plays
Culinary Mysteries

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!
Difficult (10 qns)
Jan 21 04
369 plays
Female Crime Fighters

I'll name the character - you name the author!
Average (10 qns)
Mar 03 01
924 plays
Clueless in Cluedo

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.
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 20 06
420 plays
Mysterious Characters

I will give you characters' name, you tell me who writes about them.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 18 00
1167 plays
Pulp Fiction

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.
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 08 01
438 plays
Guess the Detective Part1

Are you a mystery lover? Then you should be familiar with the literary detectives, both modern and classic, in this quiz. If not, there are plenty of interesting clues to help you along. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 14 00
1335 plays
Basic Crime Fiction

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.
Average (15 qns)
Fi B
Nov 06 02
1143 plays
Match The Authors With Their Main Characters

Test your knowledge of popular mystery authors.
Average (5 qns)
Apr 23 00
3234 plays
Mystery fiction

Tough questions for mystery addicts only.
Difficult (10 qns)
May 12 00
663 plays
Scramble of Literary Detectives

Unscramble the detectives. The authors are the only clues I'm giving
Average (10 qns)
May 22 00
852 plays
Female Mystery Heroes

More and more women write mysteries, and sometimes the female reader gets spoiled with a real woman lead character. But which mystery buff is thought up by which author?
Tough (15 qns)
Aug 09 00
969 plays
What's In A Name?

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!
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 30 02
471 plays
Mystery Writers

I name the book, you name the author.
Difficult (15 qns)
Jul 10 00
882 plays
Ladies of Mystery

Lets see how much you know about those mystery gals. Here are 10 questions to test your knowledge.
Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 03 00
1062 plays
Nick Carter

Questions on the secret Agent Nick Carter.
Very Difficult (5 qns)
Feb 08 01
531 plays
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