Classic Detective Fiction

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Which is a detective created by Agatha Christie?

Miss Marple

Philip Marlowe

Sherlock Holmes

C. Auguste Dupin

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Who wrote the classic detective novel "Strong Poison"?

Dorothy L. Sayers

Michael Innes

Edmund Crispin

Raymond Chandler

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

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Mark Twain

Alexander Dumas

Herman Melville

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

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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 Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Moving Toyshop

The Big Sleep

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

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Which of the following is NOT a Sherlock Holmes novel?

Death on the Nile

The Hound of the Baskervilles

A Study in Scarlet

The Sign of Four

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





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

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

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

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What's the name of Sherlock Holmes' nemesis?

Prof. Moriarty

Mycroft Holmes

Dr. Watson

Inspector Lestrade

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

Hercule Poirot

Miss Marple

Lord Peter Wimsey

Franklin Blake

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Who wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Victor Hugo

Charles Dickens

Robert Louis Stevenson