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European Detective Fiction

written by: rcthomson123
 
Detective fiction is just as popular in continental Europe as in the English-speaking world. Luckily, the best is available in translation. This quiz is about some of the better known European crime authors and their detective creations.

Question 1:


This Swedish detective was the creation of the husband and wife writing team of Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowal.
Inspector Winter
Patrik Hedstrom
Martin Beck
Harry Hole

Question 2:


Inspector Konrad Sejer is the creation of this poet and novelist who has been described as the Norwegian Queen of Crime.
Anne Holt
Karin Fossum
Kerstin Ekman
Jo Nesbo

Question 3:


Swiss dramatist and author Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote two mystery novels featuring this Inspector of Police in Bern.
Inspector Oberlander
Inspector Barlach
Inspector Godel
Inspector Skarre

Question 4:


Detective Erlendur, based in Rekjavik, is the creation of this widely translated and award-winning crime novelist
Stieg Larsson
Ake Edwardson
Kjell Eriksson
Arnaldur Indridason

Question 5:


Inspector Jules Maigret featured in over seventy crime novels by this Belgian writer.
Georges Simenon
Georges Braque
Georges Remi
Hercule Poirot

Question 6:


Detective Kurt Wallender, based in Ystad in south Sweden, is the creation of this prolific writer.
Henning Mankell
Pernille Rygg
Stieg Larsson
Kjell Eriksson

Question 7:


Salvo Montalbano, created by Andrea Camilleri, is an Italian police inspector based here.
Milan
Venice
Sicily
Rome

Question 8:


Boris Akunin's first work to appear in English was a series of historical mysteries set in late 19th century Imperial Russia. Who was the protagonist?
Erast Petrovich Fandorin
Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky
Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov

Question 9:


Which of the following European Author - Investigator pairings is not correct?
Petros Markaris and Inspector Costas Haritos
Stieg Larsson and Harry Hole
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and Pepe Carvalho
Josef Skvorecky and Lieutenant Boruvka

Question 10:


Which of the following statements about French crime novelist Fred Vargas is true?
Fred Vargas is the pen-name of the (female) historian Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau.
Vargas has had a successful career as an archaeologist.
The character Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg appears in several of Vargas' novels.
All these

 


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