Mystery Writers Choose Great Mysteries Quiz & birthday giveaway – guessing closed

At Bouchercon we had the opportunity to be the first readers in the US to buy the book Books To Die For – The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels.  Of the 119 contributors almost 30 were in attendance and they did a mass signing for everyone.  Let’s see if you can guess which author chose which of these 16 great works.  The autograph is from the author choosing the work.  Good Luck!

You have until noon Sunday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling! The person with the most points this round will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

To enter my birthday giveaway (details here) leave a comment with some guesses and you’ll be entered.

This is really a test to see if you can figure out signature’s but I thought you’d like to see what books they recommended too 🙂

On Beulah Height – Val McDermid, Little Sister – Michael Connelly, The Hunter – F Paul Wilson, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned – Martyn Waites, Possession – Erin Hart, The Damned & the Destroyed – Lee Child, Rogue Male – Charlaine Harris, Bootlegger’s Daughter – Julia Spencer-Fleming, Maltese Falcon – Mark Billingham, The Postman Always Rings Twice – Joseph Finder, Ms. Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Michael Robotham, Cover Her Face – Deborah Crombie, The Goodbye Look – Linwood Barclay, True Confessions – SJ Rozan, A is for Alibi – Meg Gardiner, A Crime on the Neighborhood – Thomas H Cook

 

 

30 thoughts on “Mystery Writers Choose Great Mysteries Quiz & birthday giveaway – guessing closed

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy) says:

    I know some of these are wrong because I just couldn’t figure some of them out.
    A Crime in the Neighborhood – Thomas H. Cook
    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned – Martyn Waites
    On Beulah Height – Val McDermid
    Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow – Lee Child
    Bootlegger’s Daughter – Julia Spencer-Fleming
    The Maltese Falcon – Mark Billingham
    Possession – Erin Hart
    A is for Alibi – Meg Gardiner
    True Confessions – SJ Rozan
    The Postman Always Rings Twice – Joseph Finder
    The Little Sister – Michael Connelly
    Cover Her Face – F. Paul Wilson
    The Damned and the Destroyed – Linwood Barclay
    The Hunter – Michael Robothan
    The Goodbye Look – Michael Robothan
    Rogue Male – Charlaine Harris

    I screaming because you got to meet Michael Connelly!!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      12 correct for 68.75 points 🙂 I briefly ‘met’ Michael Connelly, but in a line with several hundred people you only got to really talk to the authors if the line got held up and you were standing in front of them. Although I myself held up the line to talk to Lee Child for a minute or two 😉

  2. Kay says:

    A Crime in the Neighborhood – Thomas H. Cook
    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned – Martyn Waites
    On Beulah Height – Val McDermid
    Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow – F. Paul Wilson
    Bootlegger’s Daughter – Julia Spencer-Fleming
    The Maltese Falcon – Mark Billingham
    Possession – Erin Hart
    A is For Alibi – Meg Gardiner
    True Confessions – S.J. Rozan
    The Postman Always Rings Twice – Joseph Finder
    The Little Sister – Michael Connelly
    Cover Her Face – Deborah Crombie
    The Damned and the Destroyed – Lee Child
    The Hunter – Michael Robotham
    The Goodbye Look – Linwood Barclay
    Rogue Male – Charlaine Harris

    Some of these were guesses. Wow, I suppose signing your name over and over very quickly makes it difficult to be legible. LOL

    So excited that you got to see all these wonderful authors. And I can totally recommend a few of these books too – ON BEULAH HEIGHT (wonderful), BOOTLEGGER’S DAUGHTER (one of my favorites). I need to get BOOKS TO DIE FOR!

  3. Word Lily says:

    A Crime in the Neighborhood, Thomas H Cook
    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Martyn Waites
    On Beulah Height, Val McDermid
    Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, F Paul Wilson
    Bootlegger’s Daughter, Julia Spencer-Fleming
    The Maltese Falcon, Mark Billingham
    Possession, Erin Hart
    A is for Alibi, Meg Gardiner
    True Confessions, SJ Rozan
    The Postman Always Rings Twice, Joseph Finder
    The Little Sister, Michael Connelly
    Cover Her Face, Deborah Crombie
    The Damned and the Destroyed, Lee Child
    The Hunter, Michael Robotham
    The Goodbye Look, Linwood Barclay
    Rogue Male, Charlaine Harris

    • stacybuckeye says:

      14 correct for 87.50 points. Like Kay you only mixed up Wilson and Robotham. And because I got nervous I checked the book to make sure (seriously F Paul Wilson is unidentifiable).

  4. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) says:

    Wow – a couple signatures I had to totally guess at!

    Thomas H. Cook – Crime in Neighborhood
    Martyn Waites – Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
    Val McDermid – On Beulah Heights
    Michael Robotham – Miss Smilla’s Sense of Snow
    Julie Spencer-Fleming – Bootlegger’s Daughter
    Mark Billingham – Malese Falcon
    Erin Hart – Possession
    Meg Gardiner – A is for Alibi
    SJ Rozan – True Confessions
    Joseph Finder – Postman Always Rings Twice
    Michael Connelly – Little Sister
    Deborah Crombie – Cover Her Face
    Lee Child – Damned and Destroyed
    F Paul Wilson – The Hunter
    Linwood Barclay – Goodbye Look
    Charlaine Harris- Rogue Male

  5. Carol says:

    Wow, this was tough! Here are my guesses, but several I just had no idea on.

    A Crime- Cook
    Always – Waites
    On Beulah – McDermid
    Miss Smilla’s – Robotham
    Bootlegger’s – Spenser-Fleming
    Maltese – Billingham
    A – Gardeiner
    Posession – Hart
    True – Rozan
    Postman – Finder
    Little Sister – Connelly
    Cover – Crombie
    Damned – Child
    Hunter – Barclay
    Goodbye – Wilson
    Rogue – Harris

    Sounds like a book I need to put on my wishlist!

  6. anne says:

    Crime – Cook
    Always – martyn Waites
    On Beulah – Val McDermid
    Miss Smila’s – Michael Robotham
    Bootleggers – Julia Spenser- Fleming
    Maltese- Mark Billingham
    A – Meg Gardiner
    Possession -Erin Hart
    True – S. J. Rozan
    the Postman – Joseph Finder
    Little Sister – Connelly
    Cover Her Face – Deborah Crombie
    The Damned and the Destroyed – Lee Child
    The Hunter-Linwood Barclay
    The Goodbye Look – F. Paul Wilson
    Rogue – Charlaine harris

  7. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    Some were super easy but the last 3 about killed me!! I think they’re wrong!! 😀
    Thomas H Cook
    Martyn Waites
    Michael Rowbotham * hard not sure
    F Paul Wilson
    Julia Spencer-Fleming
    Mark Billingham
    Erin Hart
    Meg Gardiner
    SJ Rozan
    Joseph Finder
    Michael Connelly
    Deborah Crombie
    Lee Child
    ?? Val
    Linwood Barclay
    Charlaine Harris

  8. thetruebookaddict says:

    A Crime in the Neighborhood–Thomas H. Cook
    Always Outnumbered–Martyn Waites
    On Beulah Height–Val McDermid
    Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow–Michael Robotham
    Bootlegger’s Daughter–Julia Spencer-Fleming
    The Maltese Falcon–Mark Billingham
    Possession–Erin Hart
    A is for Alibi–Meg Gardiner
    True Confessions–SJ Rozan
    The Postman Always Rings Twice–Joseph Finder
    The Little Sister–Michael Connelly
    Cover her Face–Deborah Crombie
    The Damned and the Destroyed–Lee Child
    The Hunter–F Paul Wilson
    The Goodbye Look–Linwood Barclay
    Rogue Male–Charlaine Harris

    Not sure if I got them all, but what fun! Happy Birthday!

  9. softdrink says:

    Berne – Thomas Cook
    Mosley – Martyn Waites
    Hill – Val McDermid
    Hoeg – F Paul Wilson
    Maron – Julia Spencer – Fleming
    Hammett – Mark Billingham
    Byatt – Erin Hart
    Grafton – Meg Gardiner
    Dunne – SJ Rozan
    Cain – Joseph Finder
    Chandler – Michael Connelly
    James – Deborah Crombie
    Orvis – Lee Child
    Stark – Robotham
    MacDonald – Linwood Barclay
    Household – Charlaine Harris

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

  10. Teddyree says:

    Harder than I thought 🙂

    A Crime in the Neighbourhood – Thomas H Cook
    Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned – Martin Waites
    On Beulah Height
    Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow –
    Bootlegger’s Daughter – Julie Spencer Fleming
    The Maltese Falcon – Mark Billingham
    Possession – Erin Hart
    A is for Alibi – Meg Gardiner
    True Confessions – S J Rozan
    The Postman Always Rings Twice – Joseph Finder
    The Little Sister – Michael Connelly
    Cover Her Face – Deborah Crombie
    The Damned and the Destroyed – Linwood Barclay?
    The Hunter
    The Goodbye Look –
    Rogue Male – Charlaine Harris

  11. Tara says:

    Some are easier than others.

    1 Thomas H Cook
    2 Martin Waites
    3
    4
    5 Julia spencer Fleming
    6 Mark Billingham
    7 Erin Hart
    8 Meg Gardiner
    9 SJ Rozan
    10 Joseph Finder
    11 Michael Connelly
    12 Deborah Crombie
    13 Lee Child
    14
    15
    16 Charlaine Harris

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