Answers to Part Twenty-Two


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More literary trivia coming soon. Meanwhile, check your answers below, then continue to the next page to see how you scored.

Answers to Part Twenty-Two

106. The Busted Flush was named in tribute to the winning poker hand that made it McGee’s property.
107. Holmes maintains numerous bolt-holes throughout London; this one is hidden within the bowels of a department store.
108. Mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver, who scatters apple cores around her much as she strews corpses throughout her books, is Christie’s tongue-in-cheek self-portrait. “What really matters is plenty of bodies!” the forthright Mrs. O declares in Cards on the Table. “If the thing’s getting a little dull, some more blood cheers it up.”
109. Sue Grafton’s detective, who worked her way through 25 letters of the alphabet before her creator’s death, loves peanut butter and pickle sandwiches (shudder).
110. With a roster of luminaries from Margery Allingham to Patricia Wentworth, the decade of the 1930s (plus a few years on either side) lays claim to this title.

The Poisoned Chocolates Case, Anthony Berkeley (1929)The French Powder Mystery, Ellery Queen (1930)Murder Gone Mad, Philip MacDonald (1931)Stamboul Train, Graham Greene (1932)The Dragon Murder Case, S.S. Van Dine (1933)The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain (1934)A Question of Proof, Nicholas Blake (1935)The Arabian Nights Murder, John Dickson Carr (1936)The Red Box, Rex Stout (1937)Antidote to Venom, Freeman Wills Crofts (1938)Overture to Death, Ngaio Marsh (1939)Maigret on the Riviera, Georges Simenon (1940)


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