How well do you know mystery fiction?

Mystery fiction has always been and remains one of the most popular genres. It encompasses a wide variety of forms, from the fair-play whodunit to the caper and the hardboiled P.I. novel.

How well do you know mystery fiction? Are you an occasional reader, a simple fan or an expert? This is what this test will tell. Don't be afraid: it won't kill you!

Created by: Xavier Lechard
  1. The "Big Three" of hardboiled fiction are Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and...
  2. What American mystery writer was responsible for the creation of Parisian Juge d'Instruction Henri Bencolin?
  3. What is the first name of Monsieur Lecoq?
  4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle partially modelled Sherlock Holmes after a real-life person. Who was it?
  5. What organization presents the Edgar Allan Poe Awards?
  6. What fictional detective was modelled after British author (and mystery writer) G.K. Chesterton?
  7. The paternity of the hardboiled school is usually attributed to:
  8. What famous detective lives at 132 Boulevard Lenoir in Paris?
  9. Donald E. Westlake's most famous creation is a sympathetic burglar going by the name of...
  10. Who wrote The Singing Sands?
  11. Unlicensed private investigator and former alcoholic Matt Scudder was created by...
  12. Which of the following books did Cornell Woolrich NOT write?

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Quiz topic: How well do I know mystery fiction?