Wednesday, March 08, 2006

OH MUMMY!

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
London)

2)Millionaire Bruce Wayne's butler is named:
a-Jeeves
b-Godfrey
c-ALFRED
d-Mr. French

3)The creator of gentleman thief A.J. Raffles was
brother-in-law to which famous Victorian writer?
a-Rudyard Kipling
b-ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
c-Maurice Le Blanc
d-J.M Barrie

Elementary, my dear Watsons!

4)Golden Age mystery writer John Dickson Carr also
wrote under the name of:
a-CARTER DICKSON
b-Nick Carter
c-G.K. Chesterton
e-Caleb Carr

5)"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" is
the opening line to which Gothic novel:
a- Jane Eyre
b- Glenarvon
c- REBECCA
d- Carmilla

6)What ethnic background did Dashiell Hammett give
suave detective Nick Charles:
a-French
b-Italian
c-Belgian
d-GREEK

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:
a-Lord Byron
b-Mary Shelley
c-Percy Shelley
d-JOHN POLIDORI

9) Who among the following does NOT write a mystery
series featuring a gay private eye:
a-Richard Stevenson
b-Greg Herren
c-JOSH LANYON
d-Dorien Grey

10) The wealthy intellectual wife of this is pulp
fiction writer committed suicide:
a-Paul Cain
b-RAOUL WHITFIELD
c-Erle Stanley Gardner
d-Frederick Nebel

BUT WAS IT REALLY SUICIDE??? I keep warning Mr. Thrilling that this is a cautionary tale for those who marry crime writers.

3 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

For what it's worth, though, it's a fun contest! :) And I always learn something!

Faye Pond said...

Well, I missed out on the first two contests for SPHINX, and I desperately need a P&G fix, so
p-l-e-a-s-e don't hate me for getting all the answers right! Hmm, at least I hope I got them all right... again. My brain is suffering from the debilitating effects of processing bio-hazardous waste this a.m. (don't ask), so I'm having a hard time remembering how I answered some of the questions at the moment. I agree with Tori, though, the contests are fun, and I learn interesting new stuff!

girldetective said...

Well, I'm happy if YOU'RE happy. I just hope you two win. The entries are down a bit, so odds are going up in favor of you smarty pants'.