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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 91 Mystery & Detective Fiction quizzes and 910 Mystery & Detective Fiction trivia questions in this category. Free to play!
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trivia quiz  Absolute Beginners Editor choice cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
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.
Tough
Aussiedrongo
1833 plays
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trivia quiz  History of the Detective-novel Editor choice cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 05 12

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.
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flem-ish
4536 plays
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match quiz  Whodunnit? cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
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!
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WesleyCrusher editor
Mar 06 17
1794 plays
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match quiz  Mystery Match cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 09 20

Match the subgenre of the mystery novel to its characterstics.
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Joepetz gold member
May 09 20
231 plays
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trivia quiz  Mystery Mistresses cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 27 15

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.
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JanIQ gold member
Sep 27 15
762 plays
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trivia quiz  Mystery cats cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, catamount, Aug 31 11

Many people think cats are mysterious. They're also featured in many mysteries!
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catamount
594 plays
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trivia quiz  Sidekicks and Henchmen cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Nov 03 10

Fictional detectives often have a sidekick - a chronicler, a henchman, a cat's paw. See how many you can identify.
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agony editor
1299 plays
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trivia quiz  It Wasn't Me cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 29 21

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.
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Joepetz gold member
May 29 21
369 plays
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trivia quiz  Dog Detectives 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, catamount, Apr 10 12

Hounds, retrievers, and the little dogs burglars fear most, because they trip over them in the dark and break a leg.
Tough
catamount
2055 plays
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trivia quiz  Mystery Fiction With a Sense of Humour 15 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 15 Qns, agony, Apr 22 17

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....
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agony editor
Apr 22 17
1281 plays
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trivia quiz  Crime Does Pay (for These Authors Anyway)! 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Jul 25 18

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.
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bracklaman
Jul 25 18
759 plays
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trivia quiz  Mayhem and Murder in Florida 15 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Feb 22 20

Florida is an attractive location for mystery fiction of all sorts, from John D. Macdonald to Carl Hiaasen.
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agony editor
Feb 22 20
804 plays
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trivia quiz  It's a Mystery to Me! 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, kaddarsgirl, Jan 01 21

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?
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kaddarsgirl gold member
Jan 01 21
1044 plays
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trivia quiz  Murder They Wrote 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, darksplash, Sep 30 15

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?
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darksplash gold member
Sep 30 15
1164 plays
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match quiz  Finding My Way Back Home #2 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, chicagojanet, May 26 16

Match each literary detective with the place you'd be most likely to find him or her.
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chicagojanet
May 26 16
372 plays
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trivia quiz  Crime at Christmas 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Jan 01 21

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.
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candy-pop
Jan 01 21
480 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic Mystery/Crime Stories 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, PhillyRex, Sep 27 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.
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PhillyRex
Sep 27 17
429 plays
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trivia quiz  From Page to Screen 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, boof123, Apr 03 19

Many works of mystery and detective fiction have had TV series and movies made about them. Here are a few of the most popular.
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boof123 gold member
Apr 03 19
633 plays
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trivia quiz  Who Wrote Them? Crime 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, mash_freak, Oct 23 18

Hope you enjoy this quiz, I welcome feedback.
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mash_freak
Oct 23 18
1950 plays
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trivia quiz  Edgar Award Winning Authors 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, festus67, Aug 30 19

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.
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festus67
Aug 30 19
624 plays
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trivia quiz  Cooking Up a Suspense Story 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Jul 23 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.
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57wordsmith
729 plays
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trivia quiz  Not Just Robots and Spaceships 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, May 22 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.
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mlcmlc gold member
402 plays
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trivia quiz  Scandinavian Crime 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, mega44, Dec 20 15

A genre that I have recently fallen in love with.
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mega44
Dec 20 15
186 plays
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trivia quiz  Mystery And Science Fiction Writers 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jun 05 14

I'm taking notice of some of the famous writers of mystery and science fiction.
Average
robert362
3495 plays
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trivia quiz  American Crime Fiction 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Oct 28 16

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.
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Coriolanus
Oct 28 16
492 plays
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match quiz  The Cat Who Caught the Canary 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jan 27 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!
Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jan 27 19
405 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Murder 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 17 03

Here's a look at murder in literature: plays, novels and short stories.
Average
robert362
2700 plays
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trivia quiz  Mystery Writers 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, stardust587, Dec 01 10

Mystery fans will recognize many of these authors--and perhaps discover some new ones.
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stardust587
3984 plays
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trivia quiz  The Ten Commandments of Mystery Writing 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
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?
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Joepetz gold member
Apr 01 20
174 plays
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trivia quiz  Killed - HOW ? 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, balaton, Nov 17 13

Fictional murderers sometimes chose the most bizarre weapons! Does your imagination stretch this far?
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balaton
327 plays
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