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Erle Stanley Gardner Crossword Puzzle

If you’re searching for an answer, be sure to read the previous blog about Erle Stanley Gardner. You’ll find the answers for this crossword puzzle within that blog. Solution will be posted in a couple of weeks.

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Erle Stanley Gardner

Mention the name of actor, Raymond Burr and most people will immediately respond− “Perry Mason.” Burr made his acting mark playing this television lawyer.  But ask this same audience the name of the writer of the Perry Mason stories and … Continue reading

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Erle Stanley Gardner Book Titles #1-Solution

A couple of weeks have passed since I posted this first word search puzzle of Perry Mason titles. Did you discover all of the key words? If not, here is the solution so you can check your work.

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Erle Stanley Gardner Titles #1 Word Search

Over the next several blogs, we’re going to take a look at Erle Stanley Gardner’s writings. Let’s start with a word search puzzle. This list represents the early Perry Mason titles through 1953. As always, search for the words from … Continue reading

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Raymond Chandler Crossword Puzzle-Solution

Here’s your chance to see if you are a Raymond Chandler expert. Below are the solutions to the crossword puzzle.

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Raymond Chandler Crossword Puzzle

Hopefully, you have read the previously published Raymond Chandler blog. Now it’s time to test your knowledge about Raymond Chandler with this crossword puzzle. Solution will follow in a few weeks.

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Raymond Chandler

What do you do when you’re a top executive with a large oil company and you lose your job during the depression. If your Raymond Chandler, you become a writer of hardboiled detective fiction. He may have started his writing … Continue reading

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Mystery TV Shows (#3) –Word Search

Over the years there have been some great TV shows featuring an assortment of detectives. Here is another sampling of those shows. Find the capitalized words from the list below.

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The Value of Clues in Mysteries

It’s hard for me to believe that five years have passed since I started my Dark and Stormy Night Mysteries blog. During this time, I have written about mystery authors, characteristics of mysteries, crime methods, detectives and I even sprinkled … Continue reading

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Mystery Crossword Anniversary Puzzle Solution

Thanks for participating in our anniversary crossword puzzle. Below are the answers. Hope you had as much fun solving the puzzle as we had creating it.

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Mystery Crossword Anniversary Puzzle

Can you believe how quickly time passes? This September marks the 5th anniversary of my mystery blog. I’ve written about types of mysteries, characteristics of mysteries, writers of mysteries and the detectives who solve the mysteries.  And occasionally I’ve even told … Continue reading

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Jules Maigret Word Search-Solution

Georges Simenon was a very prolific writer producing up to 80 pages a day. Our word search only listed some of the titles from the selection of Jules Maigret stories and novels. Below is the solution for checking your answers.

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Jules Maigret Word Search

Jules Maigret is George Simenon’s popular fictional detective. Simenon wrote seventy-five novels and twenty-eight short stories between 1931 and 1972. Below you will see a list of  some of the titles. Look for the capitalized words which are hidden in … Continue reading

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Georges Simenon & Jules Maigret

Georges Simenon was a Belgium writer who produced 200 novels and numerous short stories. Of course from a mystery perspective he was best known for his creation of fictional detective Jules Maigret. His sales from the Maigret series are estimated … Continue reading

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Poisons–Word Search Solution

Did you find all the poisons? Did find a favorite poison? Here’s the solution in case you had trouble finding some of the hidden words.

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Poisons–Word Search

It’s always fun to throw a few poisons in between the serious blogs. Here is an interesting list of deadly options should you ever need one.  You want to search for the words that are in capital letters. Solution will … Continue reading

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Dorothy Sayers–Crossword Solution

All right, all you Sayers’ fans! Here’s your chance to check your knowledge of this great mystery author and see if you answered all the questions correctly.

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Dorothy Sayers–Crossword Puzzle

Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read the previously published Dorothy Sayers–Lord Peter Wimsey blog. If not–take a quick look because you’ll find most of the answers for this crossword puzzle in that blog. Solution to be published … Continue reading

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Dorothy Sayers-Lord Peter Wimsey

I’ve blogged many times about Agatha Christie and her characters, but there was another well-known mystery writer from the same time period −Dorothy Leigh Sayers. Christie and Sayers are in a select group of writers from the early Golden Age … Continue reading

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More Methods of Murder (#2) –Solution

All right loyal puzzle fans–did you find all of the words for killing off your victim? I will also mention that at some point in the future look for a third puzzle of ways to commit murder.

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More Methods of Murder (#2) Word Search

Isn’t it sad there are so many ways to commit the dastardly deed of murder. Here are a few more methods for eliminating your victim. Find the words with capital letters. The solution will be posted at a later date.

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Writing the Faraday Murder Series

My dashing duo Charles and Carrie are back in the third book in the Faraday Murder Series ─Take a Byte Out of Murder.  The couple has decided they need a vacation after solving their second murder. Off they go to … Continue reading

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Miss Marple Crossword Puzzle–Solution

I know you’re all experts on Miss Marple. However, sometimes it’s nice to check the answers. So here’s the solution for the Miss Marple Crossword Puzzle.

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Miss Marple Crossword Puzzle

In the last couple of blogs, we have learned about Miss Marple and her book and story titles. Let’s put all of our Miss Marple knowledge together and see how we do with completing her crossword puzzle. Solution will be … Continue reading

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Miss Marple- Still Going Strong

I recently took a course on Agatha Christie. At the first class the teacher asked—what makes Agatha Christie’s mysteries as popular today as when they were first published? I found this question of interest, because I have some personal experience … Continue reading

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Miss Marple – Word Search Solution

This was fun. I enjoyed finding the titles and remembering the various plots and characters from the mysteries. I hope you enjoyed it too!

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Miss Marple-Word Search

For our next series of blogs we’re going to take another look at Miss Marple. More specifically, what makes Miss Marple as popular with today’s readers as when she first appeared in a short story in 1927? Below is a word search … Continue reading

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Film Noir Crossword Solution

Calling all Film Noir experts! How did you do with the crossword puzzle? I thought so. I was pretty sure you knew all about the subject. However, just in case you want to double check your answers. Here is the … Continue reading

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Film Noir – Crossword Puzzle

I’m rounding out our Film Noir segment with a Crossword Puzzle to check your knowledge. Most of the answers can be discovered by checking the previous two blogs on Film Noir. I’ll get back to you shortly with the solution just so … Continue reading

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Film Noir

Film Noir is French for Black Film. Classic Film Noir generally refers to a period of Hollywood film making between 1940 through the 1950’s. It’s believed its cinematic style was influenced by German Expressionism which featured bold artistic styling including … Continue reading

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