Fictitious Police Quiz

Something different today chaps. Here’s a quiz for you:

1. In his series of police investigation novels, all of which contain the word “prey” in their titles, John Sandford presents which hero?

2. Ian Rankin has put Edinburgh on the map with his series featuring which Detective Inspector?

3. And J Wallace Martin did the same thing for Manchester in her “Bird Yard”, leaving the investigation to whom?

4. In 1997 Lisa See introduced us to crime in China with “The Flower Net” featuring which policewoman?

5. Michael Connelly began a series about a Los Angles Police Dept. detective in “The Black Echo”. What is the detective’s name?

6. James Patterson has a series including “Cat and Mouse” all about the same detective. What is his name?

7. John Connolly began a series about Detective Charlie “Bird” Parker in 1999 with which murder mystery?

8. In 2000 Mo Hayder’s first thriller was called “Birdman” and it introduced us to whom?

9. In “Prayer For The Dead”, “Close To The Bone” and “The Edge of Sleep” David Wiltse has created an unusual investigator. His name?

10. A classic series with Scotland Yard background was created by John Creasey under the pseudonym J J Marric, about which detective?

11. What is the name of Greg Iles’ Louisiana-based cop?

12. In “Hornet’s Nest” and “Southern Cross” Patricia Cornwell presents two new female cops, a Police Chief and her Deputy. Can you name either of them?

13. Linda Fairstein’s heroine is not a police woman but an Assistant DA in New York in three books. Her name is …?

14. James Patterson’s thriller “1st To Die” is about a female homicide inspector in San Fransisco. Her name please.

15. What is the name of Martina Cole’s policewoman heroine?

Leave your answers as comments below and I will let you know which are correct. Have fun!!




Questions taken from “The Great Book Of World Facts, Lists and Quizzes”.



2 thoughts on “Fictitious Police Quiz”

  1. What? I’m the only one???

    Okay –

    1) Lucas Davenport. It’s hard to believe he finally started growing up. Del Capslock too. It’s too bad Dirk Pitt took so long to do the same.

    2) Ian Rutledge. Oh wait, that’s the Charles Todd series. Oops. I didn’t like the Ian Rankin ones.

    5) Harry Bosch?

    6) Alex Cross

    10) Gideon – wow, someone besides me has read those! I liked his Nicholas Blake (Nigel Strangeways) ones the best. The Toff series weren’t very good.

    13) Alexandra Cooper. Maybe not Alexandra, but close. Alex to her friends.

    14) Linday Boxer – I just got done reading the second one.

    Whoo hoo! Am I a nerd OR WHAT!


    1. What happened to 7-10?! Lol

      I can’t believe you didn’t like the Ian Rankin ones, although I don’t like James Patterson so fair’s fair I suppose.

      Thank you for joining in 🙂


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