Mystery Trivia Answers for 2010
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Monica Ferris writes a series of "Needlecraft" mysteries featuring this shop owner.
What is the name of her needlecraft shop and where is it located?
Crewel World in Excelsior, Minnesota.
The "Murder with Recipes" mysteries by Isis Crawford feature sisters who own a catering business. Name them.
Bernie and Libby Simmons.
What is the name of their catering business? (Bonus question: Where is it located?)
A Little Taste of Heaven is located in (fictional) Longley, New York.
Jessica Fletcher co-authors her "Murder, She Wrote" novels with this writer.
As a (fictional) mystery writer herself, Jessica Fletcher uses the name "J. B. Fletcher" on her novels. What does the "B" stand for? (Bonus question: What is her maiden name?)
Jessica Fletcher was born Jessica Beatrice MacGill.
Sue Henry features this dog sled racer in a mystery series set in Alaska.
The 8th book in the series, Dead North, introduced this character, for which the author developed another series.
Maxine "Maxie" McNabb, who, with her mini-dachshund, is featured in the Maxie and Stretch mysteries.
Cleo Coyle is the author of the Coffeehouse mysteries, set in New York City. What is the name of the coffeehouse? Bonus question: Who is the manager and head barista?
The Village Blend is managed by Clare Cosi.
Cleo Coyle also writes mysteries set in Rhode Island featuring bookstore owner Penelope Thornton-McClure. What is the collective name given to this series? Bonus question: What word is common to all the titles?
The Haunted Bookshop mysteries include the word "ghost" in each book title.
Lynda La Plante writes a mystery series featuring this Detective Inspector.
She is also the creator of the popular television series Prime Suspect, which starred this Academy Award-winning actress.
This Southern Belle (and Mississippi private investigator) is featured in a series by Carolyn Haines.
Sarah Booth Delaney.
What word is included in all of the titles of this series?
Bill Crider teamed up with this Houston-based private investigator to write a series of mysteries.
Clyde Wilson, who died in November 2008 not long after the publication of their first novel, Houston Homicide.
What is the name of the PI featured in their series?
Ann B. Ross includes her series character's name, Miss Julia, in each of her titles. What is Miss Julia's last name?
Miss Julia Springer.
Where does Miss Julia live?
Abbotsville, North Carolina.
The Trash and Treasures mysteries by Barbara Allan feature this series character.
Barbara Allan is a pseudonym for this husband and wife writing team.
Max Allan Collins and Barbara Collins.
This author's political thriller, The Ghost, was the basis for the Roman Polanski film The Ghost Writer.
He is also the author of a trilogy of political thrillers (Imperium and Conspirata are the first two titles) set in this ancient city.
Bob Morris writes a series of mysteries featuring this former Dolphins football player.
What is this character's current profession?
Palm tree grower.