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Classic Detective Fiction

(59 votes)
10 questions

Which is a detective created by Agatha Christie?

Miss Marple

C. Auguste Dupin

Philip Marlowe

Sherlock Holmes

58% got this right


Who wrote the classic detective novel "Strong Poison"?

Dorothy L. Sayers

Edmund Crispin

Michael Innes

Raymond Chandler

Hard  33% got this right

It is the fifth novel featuring the crime solving Lord Peter Wimsey.

Who was the first to write detective fiction, and introduced detective C. Auguste Dupin?

Edgar Allan Poe

Alexander Dumas

Herman Melville

Mark Twain

36% got this right

Poe's 1841 "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", is widely considered the first detective fiction story.

Which of the following is a bestselling novel by Fergus Home, set in Melbourne, Australia, and published in 1886?

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Big Sleep

The Moving Toyshop

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Hard  32% got this right

After a body is discovered in a cab in Melbourne, Detective Gorby sets out to solve the mystery.

Which of the following is NOT a Sherlock Holmes novel?

Death on the Nile

A Study in Scarlet

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Sign of Four

38% got this right


In what year was "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins published?





Hard  33% got this right

The Moonstone established many of the ground rules of the genre.

"4.50 from Paddington" is a famous novel by Agatha Christie. Can you place Paddington Station on the map of London?

Hard  11% got this right

The 1961 film Murder, She Said was based on this novel as were several television programmes.

What's the name of Sherlock Holmes' nemesis?

Prof. Moriarty

Dr. Watson

Inspector Lestrade

Mycroft Holmes

51% got this right


What detective solves the mystery of the Murder on the Orient Express?

Hercule Poirot

Franklin Blake

Lord Peter Wimsey

Miss Marple

47% got this right


Who wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens

Robert Louis Stevenson

Victor Hugo