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Famous Detective Writers and Their Works

written by: Eve
Play this trivia quiz game to check if you know the authors and the famous detectives featured in their books.

Question 1:

Who wrote "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", which has been recognized as the first modern detective story?
James Ellroy
John le Carré
Edgar Allan Poe
Raymond Chandler

Question 2:

Who created Arsène Lupin, the fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise?
Maurice Leblanc
Marius Jacob
Daphne du Maurier
Gaston Leroux

Question 3:

Wishing to devote more time to his historical novels, Arthur Conan Doyle 'killed off' Sherlock Holmes in a final battle with this criminal mastermind, dubbed 'The Napoleon of Crime'.
Lex Luthor
James Moriarty
Ignatius Reilly
Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Question 4:

Who is the author of a historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327?
Daphne du Maurier
Dan Brown
Umberto Eco
Edgar Allan Poe

Question 5:

This fictional detective with an odd moustache and egg-shaped face first appears in the 1920 novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
Hercule Poirot
Father Brown
Ellery Queen
Perry Mason

Question 6:

This author created Sam Spade, who made his debut in 1929 on the pages of the pulp magazine Black Mask.
Ellery Queen
Dashiell Hammett
G. K.Chesterton
Raymond Chandler

Question 7:

Name the fictional private eye featured in the novels The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely and The Long Goodbye.
Mike Hammer
Charlie Parker
Philip Marlowe
Jules Maigret

Question 8:

What author of detective fiction also wrote romantic novels under the name Mary Westmacott?
G. K. Chesterton
Agatha Christie
Patricia Cornwell
Ellery Queen

Question 9:

Who penned A Study in Scarlet, the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool?
Truman Capote
Arthur Conan Doyle
Robert Louis Stevenson
Simon Beckett

Question 10:

What American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories worked as a Pinkerton detective for seven years?
Erle Stanley Gardner
Raymond Chandler
Dashiell Hammett
Mary Higgins Clark


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