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Question 1 of 10

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This author created the well-regarded Charlie Berlin series, which takes place in and around Melbourne. Each novel takes place in a different decade, starting with The Diggers Rest Hotel, which takes place in 1947. Who created Charlie Berlin?

Select one of the following:

  • Peter Temple

  • Geoffrey McGeachin

  • Peter Corris

  • Sulari Gentill

Question 2 of 10

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Lindsey Davis' Marcus Didius Falco series takes place in an ancient culture. In which culture does Falco live?

Select one of the following:

  • Ancient Egypt

  • Ancient Greece

  • Ancient Rome

  • Ancient India

Question 3 of 10

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Benjamin Black's pathologist sleuth Garrett Quirke lives and works during the 1950s. In which city does he solve his cases?

Select one of the following:

  • Dublin

  • New York

  • London

  • Auckland

Question 4 of 10

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Malla Nunn's series featuring DS Emmanuel Cooper is as much a look at life in South Africa as it is a set of investigations. When does this series take place?

Select one of the following:

  • Ancient times

  • 1920s

  • at the end of apartheid in 1994

  • 1950s

Question 5 of 10

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We see the world of post-World War II Los Angeles through the eyes of PI Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins, beginning with Devil in a Blue Dress. Who is Rawlins' creator?

Select one of the following:

  • Walter Mosley

  • Robert Crais

  • Lawrence Block

  • James Lee Burke

Question 6 of 10

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Jacqueline Winspear's sleuth is a PI working in England just after World War I and through the 1920s. Who is Winspear's creation?

Select one of the following:

  • Maude Silver

  • Lucy Eyelesbarrow

  • Dandelion 'Dandy' Gilver

  • Maisie Dobbs

Question 7 of 10

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Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series takes his PI sleuth from pre-World War II into the 1950s. Where is Gunther from?

Select one of the following:

  • London

  • Berlin

  • Rome

  • Paris

Question 8 of 10

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One of Kerry Greenwood's sleuths lives in 1920s Melbourne. The other lives and works there in the present time. Who stars in Greenwood's historical series?

Select one of the following:

  • Corinna Chapman

  • Phryne Fisher

  • Ella Marconi

  • Rowland 'Rowly' Sinclair

Question 9 of 10

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William Ryan's Captain Alexei Korolev works in Moscow's CID just before World War II. Who is the USSR's leader at that time?

Select one of the following:

  • Vladimir Lenin

  • Nikita Krushchev

  • Leonid Brezhnev

  • Joseph Stalin

Question 10 of 10

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No discussion of historical crime fiction would be complete without this author, whose name is given to the Crime Writers Association (CWA)'s award for best historical crime novel of each year. Who was the author?

Select one of the following:

  • Ellis Peters

  • Lindsey Davis

  • Shona (S.G.) MacLean

  • Peter Tremayne


The Wayback Machine ;-)

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Have you ever wished you could just go back in time? The great thing about crime fiction is that it lets you. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all of your historical novels and authors, don't you? Or do you? Take this handy quiz and find out. Match each question with the correct answer. At the end of the quiz, submit your answers to see how well you have done. You can also go through your answers and see which ones you got correct. Ready? Let's go!

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Created by margotkinberg almost 3 years ago