Mystery Writers Quiz

Can you solve the mystery of these famous writers of detective fiction?

Quiz

Can you solve the mystery of these famous writers of detective fiction?

1. Which mystery writer does not provide her protagonist with feline assistance?

  • Lynda Barnes
  • Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Lydia Adamson

2. What is the name of the peanut-butter-and-pickle-eating private eye in Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries?

  • Jane Marple
  • Kinsey Millhone
  • Sara Paretsky

3. Which of these authors does not use the southwest as a setting for their novels?

  • Sue Henry
  • Judith Van Gieson
  • Tony Hillerman

4. What is the pseudonym of Edith Mary Pargeter?

  • Barbara Mertz
  • Elizabeth Peters
  • Ellis Peters

5. The movie Heavenly Creatures, starring Kate Winslet, is based on the true story of which mystery writer?

  • Patricia Wentworth
  • Anne Perry
  • P. D. James

6. Who wrote the first mystery story?

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Agatha Christie

7. Which of these is not a hobby of Dorothy L. Sayer's detective Lord Peter Wimsey?

  • Piano
  • Books
  • Fox hunting

8. Which mystery writer is also a dentist?

  • Faye Kellerman
  • Martha Grimes
  • Dick Francis

9. Which of these detecting couples was created by Agatha Christie?

  • Thomas and Charlotte Pitt
  • Tuppence and Tommy Beresford
  • Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus

10. In which story did Sherlock Holmes make his literary debut?

  • "A Study in Scarlet"
  • "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
  • "The Sign of the Four"

Your Results:

1. Which mystery writer does not provide her protagonist with feline assistance?
Lynda Barnes

2. What is the name of the peanut-butter-and-pickle-eating private eye in Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries?
Kinsey Millhone

3. Which of these authors does not use the southwest as a setting for their novels?
Sue Henry

4. What is the pseudonym of Edith Mary Pargeter?
Ellis Peters

5. The movie Heavenly Creatures, starring Kate Winslet, is based on the true story of which mystery writer?
Anne Perry

6. Who wrote the first mystery story?
Edgar Allen Poe

7. Which of these is not a hobby of Dorothy L. Sayer's detective Lord Peter Wimsey?
Fox hunting

8. Which mystery writer is also a dentist?
Faye Kellerman

9. Which of these detecting couples was created by Agatha Christie?
Tuppence and Tommy Beresford

10. In which story did Sherlock Holmes make his literary debut?
"A Study in Scarlet"

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