Dashiell Hammett

Agatha Christie

Arthur Conan Doyle

Edgar Allen Poe

Elizabeth George

Dashiell Hammett

Patricia Cornwell

Raymond Chandler

Sara Peretski

Rex Stout




  1. One of the few successful crime authors who had actually worked as a detective, Hammett was once employed by? Pinkerton National Detective Agency
  2. The Maltese Falcon was first published as a five part serial in what classic pulp fiction magazine? Black Mask
  3. Described as a "hard and shifty fellow," who was the morally ambiguous hero of the Maltese Falcon? Sam Spade
  4. In which of Hammett's novels were readers introduced to the Husband and Wife sleuthing team, Nick and Nora Charles? The Thin Man
  5. Brad Runyon, better known as the Fat Man, had a secretary. What was her name? Lila North