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Classic Detective Fiction

3.8
(59 votes)
10 questions
English
1

Which is a detective created by Agatha Christie?

Miss Marple

C. Auguste Dupin

Philip Marlowe

Sherlock Holmes

58% got this right

2

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.
3

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.
4

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.
5

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

6

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

1868

1822

1930

1970

Hard  33% got this right

The Moonstone established many of the ground rules of the genre.
7

"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.
8

What's the name of Sherlock Holmes' nemesis?

Prof. Moriarty

Dr. Watson

Inspector Lestrade

Mycroft Holmes

51% got this right

9

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

10

Who wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens

Robert Louis Stevenson

Victor Hugo