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Question 1 of 10

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In one of Agatha Christie's most famous novels, her sleuth Hercule Poirot solves a murder that takes place on a train. What is the title of this novel?

Select one of the following:

  • 4:50 From Paddington

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • Sparkling Cyanide

  • The Murder on the Links

Question 2 of 10

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Speaking of trains... Phryne Fisher solves a murder that takes place on a train in 'Murder on the Ballarat Train.' Who is Miss Fisher's creator?

Select one of the following:

  • Katherine Howell

  • Virginia Duigan

  • Felicity Young

  • Kerry Greenwood

Question 3 of 10

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As you can see, trains are dangerous. A series of 'travel' conversations leads to murder in this novel by Patricia Highsmith. Which novel tells the story of Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno?

Select one of the following:

  • Strangers on a Train

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

  • This Sweet Sickness

  • The People Who Knock on the Door

Question 4 of 10

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Michael Connelly's sleuths sometimes travel for their work too. In '9 Dragons,' for instance, one of them makes an unexpected trip to Hong Kong. Which of Connelly's sleuths is on the road in this novel?

Select one of the following:

  • Mickey Haller

  • Jack McEvoy

  • Harry Bosch

  • Rachel Walling

Question 5 of 10

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Police detective Irene Huss lives and works in Götborg, but she's been known to travel too. In both 'The Torso' and 'The Glass Devil,' she goes on the road. Who is her creator

Select one of the following:

  • Helene Tursten

  • Liza Marklund

  • Karin Alvtegen

  • Henning Mankell

Question 6 of 10

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In 'The Adventure of the Final Problem,' Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes goes on the road and has a fateful confrontation with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. Where does that confrontation occur?

Select one of the following:

  • Scotland

  • Switzerland

  • France

  • Italy

Question 7 of 10

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Tony Hillerman's sleuths live and work on the Navajo Reservation. But they travel, too, in novels such as 'The Ghostway,' and 'Talking God.' Which of these is a Hillerman sleuth?

Select one of the following:

  • Father John O'Malley

  • Nathan Active

  • Napoleon 'Bony' Bonaparte

  • Jim Chee

Question 8 of 10

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In 'Bad Debts,' PI Jack Irish travels from Melbourne to Perth and back in search of a killer. Who gave the world Jack Irish?

Select one of the following:

  • Peter Temple

  • Adrian Hyland

  • Peter Corris

  • Robert Gott

Question 9 of 10

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Although Fred Vargas' main sleuth lives and works in Paris, he travels quite frequently on his cases. Who is Vargas' police detective?

Select one of the following:

  • Nico Sirsky

  • Jules Maigret

  • Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg

  • Benoît ‘Bruno’ Courrèges

Question 10 of 10

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Jack Reacher spends most of his time 'on the road.' Who is Reacher's creator?

Select one of the following:

  • Lee Child

  • John D. MacDonald

  • Robert B. Parker

  • Linwood Barclay


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Quiz by , created about 3 years ago

Fictional sleuths do sometimes travel in the course of their investigations. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all about stories where fictional detectives go on the road, don't you? Or do you? Take this handy quiz and find out. Match each question with the correct answer. When you've finished, submit your answers and see how well you've done. Ready? Let's go!

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Created by margotkinberg about 3 years ago