I actually hate doing this contest. It is so damn hard to be fair. Everytime I see a name I know crop up -- which is an awful lot of entries -- I want to rig the drawing. And then when I see names that have entered each time...I want to rig the drawing.
I really have a hard time disappointing people.
Anyway, while I work on my lack of competitive spirit, here are the questions and answers from CONTEST #3
1)The term "gewgaws" as used in Diana Killian's HIGH
RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS means:
a – a hard English candy similar to Jawbreakers
b – A DECORATIVE TRINKET OR BAUBLE
c – a colloquial expression of amazement
d – an ignorant country person (i.e., anyone not from
2)Millionaire Bruce Wayne's butler is named:
3)The creator of gentleman thief A.J. Raffles was
brother-in-law to which famous Victorian writer?
b-ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
c-Maurice Le Blanc
Elementary, my dear Watsons!
4)Golden Age mystery writer John Dickson Carr also
wrote under the name of:
5)"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" is
the opening line to which Gothic novel:
a- Jane Eyre
6)What ethnic background did Dashiell Hammett give
suave detective Nick Charles:
7) Which well-known mystery writer also penned
successful Broadway comedies?
a-MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
b-Mignon Good Eberhart
c-Lenore Glen Offord
d-Dorothy Cameron Disney
The show must go on!!!
8) In Diana Killian's VERSE OF THE VAMPYRE, a play is
being produced based on an earlier play by:
9) Who among the following does NOT write a mystery
series featuring a gay private eye:
10) The wealthy intellectual wife of this is pulp
fiction writer committed suicide:
c-Erle Stanley Gardner
BUT WAS IT REALLY SUICIDE??? I keep warning Mr. Thrilling that this is a cautionary tale for those who marry crime writers.