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Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö began their ten-novel series about Stockholm homicide detective Martin Beck with which of these novels?

Select one of the following:

  • The Terrorists

  • The Man on the Balcony

  • Roseanna

  • The Laughing Policeman

Question 2 of 10

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Peter Temple's Jack Irish makes his first entrance in which of these novels?

Select one of the following:

  • Truth

  • Bad Debts

  • White Dog

  • Black Tide

Question 3 of 10

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Reginald Hill introduced one of his famous sleuths in A Clubbable Woman. Which one was it?

Select one of the following:

  • Andy Dalziel

  • Joe Sixsmith

  • Doug McHard

  • Wolf Hadda

Question 4 of 10

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In which of these novels does Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane make her first appearance?

Select one of the following:

  • Whose Body?

  • Have His Carcase

  • The Nine Tailors

  • Strong Poison

Question 5 of 10

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There's never a problem remembering this author's series debut. It begins with the letter 'A.' Who's famous for the 'alphabet series?'

Select one of the following:

  • Sara Paretsky

  • Marcia Muller

  • Ruth Rendell

  • Sue Grafton

Question 6 of 10

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In Sherlock Holmes' first appearance, he solves two strange murders that have everything to do with the victims' past actions. Which Arthur Conan Doyle novel tells this story?

Select one of the following:

  • The Sign of the Four

  • A Study in Scarlet

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • The Valley of Fear

Question 7 of 10

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Which of Agatha Christie's sleuths is introduced in The Mysterious Affair at Styles?

Select one of the following:

  • Jane Marple

  • Thomas Beresford

  • Hercule Poirot

  • Parker Pyne

Question 8 of 10

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Still Life introduced the world to Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. Who is Gamache's creator?

Select one of the following:

  • Louise Penny

  • Giles Blunt

  • Jill Edmondson

  • Stephen Harper

Question 9 of 10

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Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is our first taste of which of these fictional sleuths?

Select one of the following:

  • Karl Alberg

  • Flavia de Luce

  • Gwenni Morgan

  • Alan Banks

Question 10 of 10

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In Diamond Dove (AKA Moonlight Downs), we meet Adrian Hyland's sleuth for the first time. Who is that person?

Select one of the following:

  • Rowland Sinclair

  • Phryne Fisher

  • Ella Marconi

  • Emily Tempest

Quiz by , created over 3 years ago

Debut novels can be the start of wonderful series. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all of your debut novels, 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 answers to see how well you've done. You can also go back and see which answers you got correct. Ready? Let's go!

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Created by margotkinberg over 3 years ago