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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 77 quizzes and 800 trivia questions in this category.
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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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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)
tjoebigham
465 plays
62
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)
Pookiepay
369 plays
63
Female Crime Fighters

I'll name the character - you name the author!
Average (10 qns)
kaydeesk
924 plays
64
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)
biangyo
420 plays
65
Snuggle Up With a Good Read

What is more relaxing than snuggling up with a good book? Match the author to her book.
Average (10 qns)
November4
Oct 17 16
228 plays
66
Mysterious Characters

I will give you characters' name, you tell me who writes about them.
Average (10 qns)
stacia
1170 plays
67
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)
sweetwheat
438 plays
68
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)
Ruma
1335 plays
69
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
1143 plays
70
Match The Authors With Their Main Characters

Test your knowledge of popular mystery authors.
Average (5 qns)
mh
3234 plays
71
Mystery fiction

Tough questions for mystery addicts only.
Difficult (10 qns)
3way
666 plays
72
Scramble of Literary Detectives

Unscramble the detectives. The authors are the only clues I'm giving
Average (10 qns)
awkins
852 plays
73
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)
Jaye
969 plays
74
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)
blackbirdtoo
471 plays
75
Mystery Writers

I name the book, you name the author.
Difficult (15 qns)
doc322
882 plays
76
Ladies of Mystery

Lets see how much you know about those mystery gals. Here are 10 questions to test your knowledge.
Difficult (10 qns)
Bandj25
1065 plays
77
Nick Carter

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