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'Bloodthirsty Women' Quiz

All about women crime writers - a lot of fiction a little bit of fact 10 Questions.

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Gentleman detective 'Roderick Alleyn', hero of 32 novels, was created by Dame Ngaio Marsh. What was her nationality?

  • British
  • New Zealander
  • Australian
  • Canadian

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'The Talented Mr Ripley' was introduced to the public in a novel of 1955 by this American author. Who is she?

  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Patricia Neal
  • Patricia Routledge

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Nicci French has published crime novels almost yearly since 1997 the most recent being 'Blue Monday' but shouldn't really be in this quiz because she is?

  • a he
  • a collaborative writing married couple
  • a super-intelligent writing computer
  • does not exist

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Ellis Peters famously created which sleuthing cleric?

  • Father Brown
  • Brother Cadfael
  • The Rev. Merrily Watkins
  • Father Dowling

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Robson Green played the part of 'Dr Tony Hill' a clinical psychologist created by Val McDermid. But what was the TV series in which he appeared called?

  • The Wire
  • Hot Wired
  • Wired for Sound
  • Wire in the Blood

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Patricia Cornwell created the medical examiner 'Kay Scarpetta' but has a facination with a real-life serial killer and has written a book about him - who is he?

  • Jack the Ripper
  • The Son of Sam
  • The Boston Strangler
  • The Yorkshire Ripper

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Agatha Christie created many famous detectives and sleuths but which of the following is NOT a Christie creation?

  • Lord Peter Wimsey
  • Tommy and Tuppence Beresford
  • Harley Quin
  • Parker Pyne

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Ruth Rendell famously created 'Inspector Wexford'. She also writs under another pen-name - what is it?

  • Barbara Vine
  • Barbara Bush
  • Barbara La Plante
  • Barbara Good

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In 2011 P D James published 'Death Comes to Pemberley' borrowing characters from which famous English author?

  • Emily Bronte
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Mrs Gaskell
  • Jane Austen

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'Jessica Fletcher' is a fictional American TV crime writer played by Angela Lansbury. Often mentioned but never seen (she's a widow) what was the name of her fictional husband?

  • Frank
  • Joe
  • Hank
  • Jim