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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 88 quizzes and 880 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Absolute Beginners Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Aussiedrongo, Feb 13 13

A general mix of worldwide literary sleuths. Some old, some new. Some well known, others not so. The common link is that each question relates to their first appearance in print; the absolute beginning you might say.
Feb 13 13
1773 plays
trivia quiz  History of the Detective-novel Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 09 01

One of the few genres in Literature that doesn't date back to 'Olden Times' is definitely the detective story. Yet it has by now developed its own traditions, its own who is who, and its own milestone events. That's what this quiz tries to deal with.
Aug 09 01
4479 plays
match quiz  Mystery Match cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 09 20

Match the subgenre of the mystery novel to its characterstics.
Joepetz gold member
May 09 20
183 plays
match quiz  Whodunnit? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Mar 06 17

I'll admit I know close to nothing about detective novels. So I'll take the opportunity to write a quiz for everyone sharing in my pain. Just match the author to the detective - even the crime story averse reader should manage that!
WesleyCrusher editor
Mar 06 17
1722 plays
trivia quiz  It Wasn't Me cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 02 17

Listen to ten famous literary detectives as they describe some of their most famous cases. You need to pick the mystery that they are NOT describing. The correct answer will always be a mystery solved by another detective.
Joepetz gold member
Jul 02 17
339 plays
trivia quiz  Mystery Mistresses cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 27 10

Here is a quiz on female mystery authors and their protagonists. Let those little grey cells do the work. Have fun. You might want to take note of some authors to read.
JanIQ gold member
Jun 27 10
753 plays
trivia quiz  Mystery cats cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, catamount, May 02 04

Many people think cats are mysterious. They're also featured in many mysteries!
May 02 04
579 plays
trivia quiz  Sidekicks and Henchmen cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Oct 24 10

Fictional detectives often have a sidekick - a chronicler, a henchman, a cat's paw. See how many you can identify.
agony editor
Oct 24 10
1209 plays
trivia quiz  It's a Mystery to Me! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kaddarsgirl, Mar 20 14

The Llama Book Club decided it was time to delve into some mysteries, and of course everyone has their favorites! Can you figure out which mystery novel is each Llama's favorite from the facts they divulge?
kaddarsgirl gold member
Mar 20 14
945 plays
trivia quiz  Dog Detectives 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, catamount, May 11 04

Hounds, retrievers, and the little dogs burglars fear most, because they trip over them in the dark and break a leg.
May 11 04
2040 plays
trivia quiz  Crime at Christmas 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Jul 17 16

Ah, Christmas, a time of peace on earth and goodwill to all men, unless you are one of our favourite literary sleuths that is! Only very minor spoilers.
Jul 17 16
462 plays
trivia quiz  Crime Does Pay (for These Authors Anyway)! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Apr 08 08

A history of the crime novel (1840 - 1940). The crime novel first became recognised as a distinct genre in the 19th century. This quiz explores the development of this literary form and investigates the specialist writers in the first 100 years.
bracklaman gold member
Apr 08 08
747 plays
match quiz  Finding My Way Back Home #2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chicagojanet, May 23 16

Match each literary detective with the place you'd be most likely to find him or her.
May 23 16
360 plays
trivia quiz  Mystery Fiction With a Sense of Humour 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, agony, Feb 11 03

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....
agony editor
Feb 11 03
1254 plays
trivia quiz  Murder They Wrote 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, darksplash, Apr 08 08

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?
darksplash gold member
Apr 08 08
1146 plays
trivia quiz  Mayhem and Murder in Florida 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Apr 20 03

Florida is an attractive location for mystery fiction of all sorts, from John D. Macdonald to Carl Hiaasen.
agony editor
Apr 20 03
789 plays
trivia quiz  Who Wrote Them? Crime 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mash_freak, Feb 11 08

Hope you enjoy this quiz, I welcome feedback.
Feb 11 08
1893 plays
trivia quiz  Classic Mystery/Crime Stories 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PhillyRex, Sep 23 17

This quiz focuses on some popular crime stories. Some questions look for the criminal and some questions look for the title or other information. Spoiler Alert: The question or info may give away some story endings.
PhillyRex gold member
Sep 23 17
405 plays
trivia quiz  From Page to Screen 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, boof123, Apr 03 14

Many works of mystery and detective fiction have had TV series and movies made about them. Here are a few of the most popular.
boof123 gold member
Apr 03 14
618 plays
trivia quiz  Scandinavian Crime 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mega44, Dec 20 15

A genre that I have recently fallen in love with.
Dec 20 15
180 plays
trivia quiz  Edgar Award Winning Authors 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, festus67, Mar 20 07

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.
Mar 20 07
618 plays
trivia quiz  Cooking Up a Suspense Story 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Jul 19 05

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.
Jul 19 05
729 plays
trivia quiz  Mystery And Science Fiction Writers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 09 00

I'm taking notice of some of the famous writers of mystery and science fiction.
Dec 09 00
3468 plays
trivia quiz  The Ten Commandments of Mystery Writing 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 01 20

Father Ronald Knox was a Catholic priest and mystery writer during the Golden Age (1920s and 30s). He developed Ten Commandments for the genre. How much do you know about these golden rules?
Joepetz gold member
Apr 01 20
165 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Murder 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 15 00

Here's a look at murder in literature: plays, novels and short stories.
Dec 15 00
2598 plays
trivia quiz  Not Just Robots and Spaceships 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, May 17 14

Science fiction novels can cross most any other genre of literature. Here are ten that can also be classed as mystery and/or detective novels.
mlcmlc gold member
May 17 14
381 plays
trivia quiz  American Crime Fiction 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Sep 13 13

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.
Sep 13 13
480 plays
match quiz  The Cat Who Caught the Canary 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jan 25 19

The title of this quiz sounds like a mystery novel, doesn't it? That's what this quiz is about. See if you can put together the title of these famous detective novels. Each one has an animal's name included. Good luck!
PootyPootwell gold member
Jan 25 19
375 plays
trivia quiz  Mystery Writers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stardust587, Feb 27 00

Mystery fans will recognize many of these authors--and perhaps discover some new ones.
Feb 27 00
3933 plays
trivia quiz  So, Who Done It? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Oct 23 03

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*)
Oct 23 03
993 plays
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