Category Archives: Mystery Detectives

Leslie Charteris – The Saint Titles #2

Below is the second Word Search of Saint Titles. Leslie Charteris wrote nearly 100 Saint novels, so there were plenty of choices for the puzzle. Be aware sometimes you are looking for the French and not the English title. Have … Continue reading

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Leslie Charteris–Creator of The Saint

Those of us who love mysteries are living in a splendid time. There are so many channels and streaming options available to help the mystery lover, like you, find a movie or a television show representing the genre. One of … Continue reading

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Leslie Charteris – The Saint Titles #1

Today, with so many cable channels and streaming options it’s easy to find a film or a television show featuring the Saint better known as Simon Templar. And these programs were based on the works of Leslie Charteris. Below are … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Daly Crossword Puzzle Solution

Here’s the opportunity for you to check your answers- but I know you got all the correct answers.

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Elizabeth Daly

I recently published a blog on Mary Roberts Rinehart where many mystery experts refer to her as the American Agatha Christie. Even though Christie published many years after her they base the comparison on Rinehart’s entire body of work. However, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Daly Word Search Solution

Here is the solution for our Elizabeth Daly word search puzzle. Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Daly Blog for more information about our author.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart − An American Agatha Christie

Literary critics often call Mary Roberts Rinehart the American Agatha Christie. This is a somewhat interesting comment since Rinehart published her first mystery novel fourteen years before Christie. Rinehart wrote over 60 mysteries, seven plays, news stories, travel articles, poems … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton—A Tribute

In December 2017, we lost a fine writer and a giant in the mystery genre with the passing of Sue Grafton. Grafton was best known as the creator of the Alphabet Mystery series featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. She hoped … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series Word Search

Even though the mystery world recently lost Sue Grafton, we will always have her detective Kinsey Millhone. Below is a word search of all the alphabet titles from this wonderful series.

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Queens of Mystery Crossword Solution

Hope you enjoyed doing the crossword puzzle about the Queens of Mystery –Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Margery Allingham. I certainly learned a great deal about these ladies during my research. Just in case you need a little … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham & Albert Campion

Margery Allingham is the last member of the Queens of Crime from the Golden Age of Mysteries. The Queens of Mystery Agatha Christie was best known for her plots and gathering the suspects together to reveal the murderer. Dorothy Sayers … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham-Campion Word Search-Solution

Were you able to find the key words from the 32 novels featuring Marsh’s gentleman detective, Albert Campion? Just in case you have any questions, here’s the solution to the puzzle.

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Margery Allingham-Campion Book Titles

Below is a list of Margery Allingham-Albert Campion book titles. As always look for the capital letters in the puzzle. Solution will follow in a separate post.

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Edith Ngaio Marsh

Many of you have heard about the Golden Age of Mysteries. It was introduced in the 1920’s and reached a peak in the 1930’s, and perhaps lasted as long as the authors who wrote in this style. The Golden Age … Continue reading

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Ngaio Marsh-Roderick Alleyn Word Search -Solution

Were you able to find the key words from the 32 novels featuring Marsh’s gentleman detective, Roderick Alleyn? Just in case you have any questions,  here’s the solution to the puzzle.

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Ngaio Marsh-Roderick Alleyn Titles Word Search

Ngaio Marsh wrote 32 novels featuring her gentleman detective, Roderick Alleyn. Listed below are the titles and the date they were published. Look for the capitalized words in puzzle.

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Agatha Raisin Titles Word Search Solution

I know you found them all. However, just in case you want to double check your answers, here is the solution for the Agatha Raisin word search titles.

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M.C. Beaton and Agatha Raisin

As many of you would agree, British television does a marvelous job with developing and presenting mystery shows. And fortunately for us, PBS brings many of these shows to this country. After watching hundreds of episodes of the various British … Continue reading

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John P. Marquand/Mr. Moto Crossword

You’ve had a couple of weeks to look at the blog about John P. Marquand and Mr. Moto. Now it’s time to test your knowledge. Check out the crossword puzzle below. Remember, most of the answers can be found in … Continue reading

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John P. Marquand’s Mr. Moto

What Pulitzer Prize winning author of satirical novels also created one of the most memorable spy detectives in both books and films? The answer is−John P. Marquand. John P. Marquand won the Pulitzer Prize for The Late George Apley (1938). … Continue reading

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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 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

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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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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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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Nancy Drew-Her Mysterious Influence

When I’m asked what was my first mystery book I answer quickly by saying Nancy Drew. Like many little girls my love of mysteries started with this teenage sleuth. And before we talk about Nancy Drew let me share a quick … Continue reading

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