National Crime Writing Week 2011 Quiz Winner

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Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Crime Week quiz,
Alan McFarlane from Maybole

If you would like to see how you would have got on at the quiz, have a go at the questions below.  For those of you who entered the quiz here are the answers.

  1. Charles Dickens’ Bleak House has one of the first detectives to appear in fiction. What is his name?
  2. In which Conan Doyle story does Sherlock Holmes refer to ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night time’?
  3. Detective Harry Hole appears in novels by which author?
  4. M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Hamish MacBeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also writes romances under her own name. What is it?
  5. In the Lindsey Davis books featuring Marcus Didius Falco, who is the current Roman Emperor?
  6. Where in Italy are Donna Leon’s novels featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti set?
  7. Which author also created the two popular crime shows, New Tricks and Silent Witness?
  8. What is the name of Jeffery Deaver’s quadriplegic detective?
  9. Who writes the series about Dexter Morgan, the serial killer who kills other murderers?
  10. Nicci French is the pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. The husband is Sean French. Name his wife and co-author who also writes fiction in her own right.
  11. Peter Sutcliffe confessed to 13 murders in 1987. What was his nickname?
  12. Who killed President Kennedy’s alleged assassin?
  13. What were the last names of Bonnie and Clyde?
  14. In which Gloucester street was Fred West’s house of horrors?
  15. In which US city did Al Capone run his criminal organisation?
  16. In 1981, which public figure did John Hinckley wound?
  17. Which infamous Glasgow-born killer murdered 5 children with a female accomplice?
  18. Who was the last woman to be hanged in the UK?
  19. Kate Summerscale wrote about a notorious murder at Road Hill House in 1860. Name the Scotland Yard detective who lead the investigation.
  20. The Old Bailey statue of Lady Justice holds a sword in one hand and what in the other?

Thank you to everyone who entered.


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One Response to “National Crime Writing Week 2011 Quiz Winner”

  1. Alan McFarlane Says:

    Yippee! 🙂

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