Crime & Detection Quiz

How does your knowledge of Crime fiction rate against a Grandmaster of the genre? This rewarding and compelling program for your BBC Model B or Acorn Electron computer has been specially adapted from the Weidenfield Quiz book and will provide many hours of edification and amusement for family and friends.

Here are Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey and Philip Marlowe, together with James Bond and George Smiley. This fascinating quiz includes questions on crime techniques, television cops, the history of detection and writers such as Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie.

Crime and detection is one of a series of six Grandmaster Quizzes, in which you can pit your knowledge against a grandmaster of the subject. The writer’s specialised skill and expert knowledge makes the quiz both challenging and exciting. Each program has thirty sections of ten questions – a massive 300 questions in all – and you can take the quiz alone, in competition with a friend, or in teams. You can choose a timed option too – and if you’re getting too many of the answers right, your computer can reduce the time you have to answer!

Julian Symons is the author of twenty-one crime novels. He is President of the Detection Club and has written the definitive history of the genre, “Bloody Murder”.


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