Mystery Trivia Questions for 2011
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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?
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?
What is his series character's name? (Bonus: How old is she at the start of the series?)
Nathan Fillion plays this bestselling mystery author on an ABC television series.
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.)
James R. Benn's World War II mysteries feature this military investigator.
The series character is on the staff of, and distantly related to, this US general.
This forensic anthopologist writes a mystery series featuring a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan. Who is she?
Her series character is also featured on this adapted television crime drama.
Benjamin Black writes a series of mysteries featuring this consultant pathologist in the Dublin city morgue.
Benjamin Black is a pen name used by this novelist (of books other than crime fiction).
Victoria Thompson writes a series collectively known as the "Gaslight Mysteries". Who are the two lead characters?
When and where are these mysteries set?
Chris Knopf features this ex-corporate executive in a series of mysteries set in The Hamptons.
This character's attorney got her own series in 2010. What is her name?
The Mom Zone mysteries by Sara Rosett feature this professional organizer and amateur sleuth.
This character's husband, Mitch, is a member of the armed services. Which one? (Bonus question: What is his occupation?)
Cara Black writes a series of mysteries featuring this private investigator, who specializes in corporate security and computer forensics. What is her name?
All the titles in this series share a common element (other than the word "murder"). What is it?
Liza Marklund writes a series of mysteries featuring a crime reporter in Stockholm. What is her name?
Marklund co-wrote the 2010 thriller The Postcard Killers with this bestselling crime novelist. (Hint: His books are often written with co-authors.)
Name the author, who died suddenly in 2009, who wrote a series of mysteries featuring Boston attorney Brady Coyne.
He also wrote another series featuring a man without a past, set in Maine. What is the character's name?