Mystery Trivia Answers for 2011

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December 2011

This prolific screenwriter, who died in 2010, created some of the most iconic and popular crime dramas — such as The Rockford Files — on television during the 1970s and 1980s. What is his name?

Stephen J. Cannell.

He was also the author of a large number of crime novels, including a series featuring an LAPD homicide detective. What is this series character's name?

Shane Scully.

November 2011

In 2007, Alan Bradley won the CWA Debut Dagger for the first chapters of his debut mystery, which was later published as this.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

What is his series character's name? (Bonus: How old is she at the start of the series?)

Flavia de Luce is 11 years old.

October 2011

Nathan Fillion plays this bestselling mystery author on an ABC television series.

Richard Castle.

His character is also the author of a series of crime novels featuring this NYPD homicide detective. (Hint: Her last name also appears in the title of each book.)

Nikki Heat. The book titles to date are Heat Wave, Naked Heat, and Heat Rises.

September 2011

James R. Benn's World War II mysteries feature this military investigator.

Billy Boyle.

The series character is on the staff of, and distantly related to, this US general.

Dwight D. Eisenhower.

August 2011

This forensic anthopologist writes a mystery series featuring a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan. Who is she?

Kathy Reichs.

Her series character is also featured on this adapted television crime drama.

Bones (Fox).

July 2011

Benjamin Black writes a series of mysteries featuring this consultant pathologist in the Dublin city morgue.

Quirke (no first name).

Benjamin Black is a pen name used by this novelist (of books other than crime fiction).

John Banville.

June 2011

Victoria Thompson writes a series collectively known as the "Gaslight Mysteries". Who are the two lead characters?

Midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy

When and where are these mysteries set?

Turn of the 20th century New York City.

May 2011

Chris Knopf features this ex-corporate executive in a series of mysteries set in The Hamptons.

Sam Acquillo.

This character's attorney got her own series in 2010. What is her name?

Jackie Swaitowski.

April 2011

The Mom Zone mysteries by Sara Rosett feature this professional organizer and amateur sleuth.

Ellie Avery

This character's husband, Mitch, is a member of the armed services. Which one? (Bonus question: What is his occupation?)

He is a pilot in the US Air Force.

March 2011

Cara Black writes a series of mysteries featuring this private investigator, who specializes in corporate security and computer forensics. What is her name?

Aimée Léduc.

All the titles in this series share a common element (other than the word "murder"). What is it?

Locations in Paris.

February 2011

Liza Marklund writes a series of mysteries featuring a crime reporter in Stockholm. What is her name?

Annika Bengtzon.

Marklund co-wrote the 2010 thriller The Postcard Killers with this bestselling crime novelist. (Hint: His books are often written with co-authors.)

James Patterson.

January 2011

Name the author, who died suddenly in 2009, who wrote a series of mysteries featuring Boston attorney Brady Coyne.

William G. Tapply.

He also wrote another series featuring a man without a past, set in Maine. What is the character's name?

Stoney Calhoun.

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