Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Mummy Dearest

I know, I know! Enough with the cute mummy titles!

Contest Two (which I tried to make a bit easier than Contest One) went as follows:

1) Lauren Willig's mystery-romance THE SECRET
HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION is a kind of sequel to which
historical novel:
a- The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar
b-Green Darkness by Anya Seton
c-THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL BY EMMUSKA ORCZY
d-The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer

EMMUSKA???


2) Dashiell Hammett was romantically involved
with--and may have lent a creative helping hand--to
which writer:
a-Myrna Loy
b-Mary McCarthy
c-Raymond Chandler
d-LILLIAN HELLMAN

3) Who of the following did NOT play Jane Marple,
the quintessential spinster sleuth?
a-Joan Hickson
b-MARGARET HAMILTON
c-Angela Lansbury
d-Helen Hays

Oh, dem ruby slippers!

4) Which author initiated a lawsuit against
bestselling author Dan Brown, claiming that the DA
VINCI CODE bore "striking infringements of protected
materials?"
a-Lewis Carroll
b-C.S. Lewis
c-LEWIS PERDUE
d-Pardee Butler

5)Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series is set in
which era of British history:
a-Edwardian
b-Victorian*
c-Regency
d-Georgian

(This ended up being a giveaway -- I explain why on my Amazon page)

6) Grace Hollister, the protagonist of the Poetic
Death series, is romantically involved with which
dashing reformed jewel thief:
a-Edward Fox
b-John Smith
c-R.J. Raffles
d-PETER FOX
d-Edward Fox

7) Name the 1944 film about a detective who falls in
love with the portrait of a murdered woman:
a-Portrait of Jenny
b-LAURA
c-The Woman in the Window
d-Posessed

8)Bouchercon, the largest mystery convention in the
world, was first held in:
a-1970 *
b-1960
c-1950
d-1940

9)The 2002 crime film THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE was
actually a remake of what film starring Audrey
Hepburn:
a-Wait Until Dark
b-Love Among Thieves
c-CHARADE
d-How To Steal a Million

10)The current cover on the Thrilling Detective Web
Site is based on artwork by which famous paperback and
pulp cover illustrator:
a-Raphael de Soto
b-Robert McGinnis
c-ROBERT A. MACGUIRE
d-Rudolph Belarski

2 comments:

Kristi said...

Hi...It may be just me...as I use a Mac and safari for a browser....but I really have to struggle to figure out which answers are in bold.

Glad you added it tho!

girldetective said...

I tried changing it to italics and bold. Does that help?