Mystery Trivia Answers for 2013
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This freelance writer (with a literary character-sounding name) is featured in a mystery series by Laura Levine.
Laura Levine has also written several "Christmas Novellas" with these two co-authors.
This husband and wife writing team are the authors of a mystery series featuring Ella Clah. (Bonus question: Name one or more of their other series characters.)
Aimée and David Thurlo. Series characters (as of November 2013) include Ella Clah, Sister Agatha, and Lee Nez.
What is Ella Clah's profession?
Ella Clah is a special investigator for the Navajo nation.
Tasha Alexander writes a series of historical mysteries featuring this Victorian-era character.
Lady Emily Ashton.
She has also written a novelization of this motion picture screenplay featuring the "Protestant Queen".
Elizabeth, screenplay by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst.
He took over writing the "Bourne" series of spy thrillers after the death of Robert Ludlum.
He is also the author of several series characters, with his most recent books featuring this special advisor to the President.
Chris Ewan writes the "Good Thief" series of mysteries set in various cities around the world. Who is the "good thief"?
As of this date, there are five books in the series. Name the titular cities visited by the good thief.
Amsterdam, Paris, Las Vegas, Venice, and Berlin.
This author, like her series character, was with the Manhattan District Attorney's office and ran the Sex Crime Unit for many years.
What is her series character's name?
Alexandra "Alex" Cooper.
The A&E series Longmire is based on a character by this mystery author.
What is the character's profession? (Bonus question: Who plays the character in the television series?)
Walt Longmire is Sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County. He is played by Robert Taylor.
These two authors co-write crime novels under the pseudonym Nicci French.
Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.
Best known for a series of stand-alone thrillers, Nicci French began a new series in 2012 featuring this character. (Bonus question: What is her profession?)
Frieda Klein is a psychotherapist in London.
All of the titles in Katherine Hall Page's "Faith Fairchild" mysteries have something in common. What is it?
The all start with "The Body in the".
The debut mystery in this series was the winner of this award for Best First Novel. A later title also won this award for Best Novel. Name the award and the two award-winning titles.
The Body in the Belfry won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel in 1990. In 2005, The Body in the Snowdrift was awarded Best Novel. Page also won an Agatha in 2001 for Best Short Story ("The Would-Be-Widower").
Denise Mina has written several series mysteries, with her most recent featuring this Glasgow Detective Superintentent.
In November 2012, Part 1 of her first graphic novel was published, an adaptation of this bestselling thriller.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
J. A. Jance has written mysteries featuring four different series characters. Name them.
Seattle homicide detective J. P. Beaumont, introduced in 1985; ex-Arizona sheriff Brandon Walker, introduced in 1991; Chochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady, introduced in 1993; and Ali Reynolds, introduced in 2006.
Which two of these characters have appeared in cross-over novels?
J. P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady, which were both featured in Partner in Crime (2002) and Fire and Ice (2009).
Amy Myers is the author of several mystery series. Her first featured this master chef working in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Auguste Didier first appeared in Murder in Pug's Parlour (UK: 1986; US: 1992).
Amy Myers also writes historical and suspense novels under this pen name.