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Suspense and Detective Fiction

written by: astardiva
 
Everyone loves a good mystery. Here is some trivia about America's most famous generators of this genre.

Question 1:


Cornell Woolrich wrote a series of books using a particular color in all their titles. What was that color?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:

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"Yojimbo", Akira Kurosawa's 1961 masterpiece starring Toshiro Mifune as a rogue samurai was based on the book Red Harvest, written by Dashiell Hammett in 1929.
True
False


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Question 3:


Who wrote about the early whodunit archetype, inspector Auguste Dupin?
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Washington Irving
Edgar Allan Poe
Georges Sands

Question 4:


Mickey Spillane created this hard-boiled detective in the 1947 book "I, the Jury" (made into a 1953 movie).  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:

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Michael Connolly's "The Black Echo" won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery.
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False


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Question 6:


Dr. Alex Delaware is the creation of which of these authors?
Ross McDonald
Faye Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman
Kathy Reichs

Question 7:

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Raymond Chandler's novels are internationally acclaimed -- almost all were made into outstanding movies. However, he wrote only one original screenplay.
False
True


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Question 8:

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Jeffrey Deavers has thrilled us with such novels as "The Bone Collector," "The Vanished Man," and "The Twelfth Card." What makes Deavers' Lincoln Rhyme character so unusual.
He is blind?
He lives with his mother?
He is a quadri·plegic?
He has a speech impediment?


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Question 9:


Robert B. Parker completed Raymond Chandler's unfinished final novel, "Poodle Springs."
True
False

Question 10:


Kathy Reichs has written some great mysteries, where the primary character is Forensic Archaeologist, Kay Scarpetta.
False
True

 


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