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This Harper Lee novel was made into a 1962 film starring Gregory Peck as crusading attorney Atticus Finch. What's the name of the novel/film?

Select one of the following:

  • In Cold Blood

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Birdman of Alcatraz

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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Gone, Baby, Gone was adapted into a very successful 2007 film starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Freeman. Who's the author of the original novel?

Select one of the following:

  • Robert Crais

  • Lee Child

  • Robin Cook

  • Dennis Lehane

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The 1946 Howard Hawks adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep starred Humphrey Bogart as Chandler's sleuth. Who is Chandler's iconic private eye?

Select one of the following:

  • Philip Marlowe

  • Sam Spade

  • Rick Blaine

  • Philo Vance

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This author's Millennium trilogy has been adapted in both Swedish and English. Starring, respectively, Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, the films have been extremely successful. Whose work was adapted for these films?

Select one of the following:

  • Stieg Larsson

  • Henning Mankell

  • Håkan Nesser

  • Maj Sjöwall

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This Patricia Highsmith novel was adapted into a famous 1951 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker. Oooh, that tennis match! And the amusement park scene! Which of these Hitchcock films is based on Highsmith's novel?

Select one of the following:

  • Shadow of a Doubt

  • The Birds

  • Spellbound

  • Strangers on a Train

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This 1974 Sidney Lumet adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express featured some of cinema's brightest stars. Sean Connery, Lauren Bacall, Sir John Gielgud, Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins are just a few names on the cast list. It also featured Albert Finney in the role of Christie's sleuth. Which of Christie's sleuths solves the mystery in this story?

Select one of the following:

  • Thomas Beresford

  • Hercule Poirot

  • Parker Pyne

  • Harley Quin

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While this author only wrote one novel featuring Nick and Nora Charles, the filmed version caught on so well that it led to a series of follow-up films starring Myrna Loy and William Powell in the lead roles. Who created those characters?

Select one of the following:

  • Dashiell Hammett

  • S.S. Van Dine

  • Raymond Chandler

  • Mickey Spillane

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The 1991 Jonathan Demme adaptation of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs starred Jodie Foster as FBI agent Clarice Starling. What's the name of the psychopath (portrayed by Anthony Hopkins) whose help she needs to solve a baffling set of murders?

Select one of the following:

  • 'Buffalo Bill'

  • Jack Crawford

  • Hannibal Lecter

  • Frederick Chilton

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In 1973, Fred Zinnemann adapted The Day of the Jackal for film; Edward Fox was tapped to play the role of the enigmatic hired assassin known only as The Jackal. Whose original creation was The Jackal?

Select one of the following:

  • Robert Ludlum

  • Tom Clancy

  • John le Carré

  • Frederick Forsyth

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Michael Connelly's The Lincoln Lawyer was brought to the big screen in Brad Furman's 2011 adaptation. It featured Matthew McConaughey as Connelly's sleuth. Which of Connelly's protagonists did McConaughey portray?

Select one of the following:

  • Harry Bosch

  • Mickey Haller

  • Jack McEvoy

  • Terry McCaleb


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Quiz by , created almost 2 years ago

There've been a number of well-regarded films adapted from crime novels. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all of your crime dramas don't you? Or do you? Take this handy quiz and find out. Match each question to the correct answer. At the end of the quiz, submit your responses and see how well you've done. You can also go back through your responses to see which ones you got correct. Ready? Let's go!

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Created by margotkinberg almost 2 years ago