Crime fiction is packed full of dastardly deeds, dogged detectives and villainous criminals. There are several different types of crime fiction from the classic ‘whodunit’ in the style of Agatha Christie or GK Chesterton, detective fiction which follows the investigations of someone like Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Morse, and legal thrillers such as those penned by John Grisham or Paul Levine . Whichever style you prefer, they all have their fair share of mystery and suspense.
Crime fiction has provided us with many memorable characters but how much do you recollect of the finer detail? Do you remember who had a secretary called Miss Lemon or the first name of detective Van der Valk? Certainly Ian Rankin created Inspector Rebus but where was Rebus born? Try this quiz on crime fiction and see if you can ‘detect’ all of the right answers!