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Famous Mystery Detectives Quiz

Can you name some of literatures most famous detectives from the clues given? Start sleuthing! 10 Questions.

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This detective appeared in Agatha Christie's first novel in 1920. What is his name ?

  • Thomas Linly
  • Mr. Quin
  • Hercule Poirot
  • Roger Ackroyd

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This author and P.I. wrote novels featuring a detective by the same name. He and his father, a police inspector, worked together. Do you know who he is ?

  • Nero Wolfe
  • Ellery Queen
  • Nick Carter
  • Charlie Chan

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He is a catholic priest with an uncommon gift for solving crime . He's "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London." Do you know who he is ?

  • Father Dowling
  • Father Ted
  • Father Brian
  • Father Brown

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Written by Raymond Chandler, this hard-boiled detective is a smart and tough lone wolf who first appeared in "The Big Sleep". Can you name the detective ?

  • Philip Marlowe
  • Peter Gunn
  • Joe Mannix
  • Sam Spade

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Written by Dorothy Sayers, this upper crust detective is an expert on wine and classical music, along with being a collector of incunabula. Do you know who he is ?

  • Lord Peter Atherton
  • Lord Philip Landsbury
  • Lord Percival Smythe
  • Lord Peter Wimsley

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This detective lives with an assistant, a cook and an orchid nurse in New York. He engages in detection to support his two loves, food and orchids. Do you know who he is ?

  • Remington Steele
  • Nick Charles
  • Nero Wolfe
  • Johnathon Hart

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Famous for his extra keen powers of observation which he uses for solving perplexing crimes and mysteries, this detective first appeared in 1887. Do you know who he is ?

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Charlie Chan
  • Dick Tracy
  • Bulldog Drummond

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Written by Ross Macdonald, this world weary P.I. worked the suburbs of Southern California in the 1950's. Do you know his name?

  • Lew Adams
  • Lew Archer
  • Lew Askew
  • Lew Ayers

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Written by Dashiell Hammett, this detective made his debut in "The Maltese Falcon" in 1930. Some say he actually defines the genre. Do you know his name ?

  • Jake Gittis
  • Peter Gunn
  • Dick Tracy
  • Sam Spade

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Written by Erle Stanley Gardner, this literary lawyer appeared in 1933. He's a hardboiled lawyer/detective who doesn't mind using hardboiled tactics to win a case. Do you know who he is ?

  • Vinny Gambini
  • Perry Mason
  • Frank Galvin
  • Robert Ironside