British Crime Writers (Round 1)

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Dame Agatha Christie is best known for her detective novels centred around Hercule Poirot but she also wrote six romance novels under a pen name. What was it?

a) Mary Westmacott b) Julia Austen c) Geraldine Woodbridge

a) Mary Westmacott


Born in Cardenden, Fife, which Scottish crime writer is best known for his Inspector Rebus novels?

Ian Rankin


Ruth Rendell created which police detective who made his debut in 1964's 'From Doon With Death'?

a) Inspector Morse b) Inspector Wexford b) Inspector Callahan

b) Inspector Wexford


Police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh is the main protagonist in novels by which English crime writer, born in 1920?

P.D. James


Born in Coventry in 1954, Jim Grant has published many crime thrillers but he is better known by his pen name, which is?

Lee Child


Professor Challenger is one of the lesser known characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Who is his most famous character?

Sherlock Holmes


Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan all featured prominently in novels from which author, said to be part of the 'Tartan Noir' genre?

Val McDermid


Which author, born in Brighton in 1948, wrote the 'Dead' series of novels featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace?

a) David Baldacci b) John Sandford c) Peter James

c) Peter James