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Tuesday Quizzes are back – so who died? – guessing closed

It’s another year of quizzes!  After some consideration I am going to keep the format pretty much the same as before, except I may decided to give away more random prizes to participants.  Take your best guesses, be entered to win a prize.  No cheating (using the web to help find answers) or copying.  You have til Sunday to enter.  All extras can be found here.

Every year the first quiz is  about the authors who died the year before. I know my clues may be vague, but I think I helped with at least one title reveal.  You’re welcome 🙂

Leave your guesses in the comment section.  You only need to guess one to be eligible for a prize 🙂

Writers lost in 2013

1. This master of dialogue died at his home in Michigan at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke in July.  I home he’s enjoying his Rum Punch wherever he is. Elmore Leonard

2. This 47-year-old died after a 3 year cancer battle.  Mitch Rapp is now alone in his fight against terrorism.  Vince Flynn

3. This British author “was the eleventh woman and the oldest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature”.  She died at 94 ,perhaps her Golden Notebook close at hand.  Doris Lessing

4. This Scottish author died at 59 after a very short cancer fight.  He missed seeing The Quarry in print by weeks.  Iain Banks

5. He he became the first Hispanic to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction before collapsing of a heart attack at age 62.  I hope the Mambo Kings are Playing Songs of Love for him.  Oscar Hijuelos

6. This 85-year-old priest wrote more than 120 books, including at least 10 steamy novels making the  New York Times bestseller list.  I hope he’s enjoying a sip of Irish Whiskey with the angels.  Andrew Greeley

7.  This author/illustrator was one of five writers to win two Newbery Medals before dying at 83 of a stoke.  I hope The View From Saturday is a good one.  EL Konigburg

8. This conservative political thriller heavyweight wrote 17 bestsellers before he died at home in Baltimore, where he was part owner of his beloved Orioles.  The Hunt for Red October still goes on.  Tom Clancy

9. Before her death at 69,  this long-time romance writer, the first American Harlequin author, admitted to plagiarized Nora Roberts.  My Americana series remained intact.  Janet Dailey

10. This sci-fi author and screenwriter died at his home on Los Angeles at the age of 87.  He is, indeed, Legend.  Richard Matheson

Happy Guessing!

January 28, 2014 - Posted by | Quizzes |

14 Comments »

  1. 1. Elmore Leonard
    2. Vince Flynn
    3. Doris Lessing
    4. Iain Banks
    5. Oscar Hijuelos
    6. Andrew Greeley
    7. EL Konigsburg
    8. Tom Clancy
    9. Janet Dailey
    10. Richard Matheson

    Comment by Word Lily | January 28, 2014 | Reply

    • A perfect score to start the year!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 4, 2014 | Reply

  2. Your clues were excellent!
    1. Elmore Leonard
    2.Vince Flynn
    3. Doris Lessing
    4. Ian Banks
    5. Oscar ?
    6. Andrew Greeley
    7. ?
    8. Tom Clancy
    9. Janet Dailey
    10. Richard Matheson

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | January 28, 2014 | Reply

    • An almost perfect score to start the year!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 4, 2014 | Reply

  3. oh great start! I only know a handful. ..

    1 Elmore Leonard
    2 Vince Flynn (this one was the saddest for me I’ve only recently discovered Mitch Rapp)
    3
    4 Iain Banks
    5
    6
    7
    8 Tom Clancy
    9
    10 Richard Matheson

    Comment by Tara | January 28, 2014 | Reply

  4. #3 is Dorris Lessing! I got one 🙂

    Comment by Veens | January 29, 2014 | Reply

    • 10 points 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 4, 2014 | Reply

      • YAY

        Comment by Veens | February 5, 2014

  5. 6 Andrew Greeley
    8 Tom Clancy
    10 Richard Matheson

    That’s it, just three of them.

    Comment by Leslie | January 29, 2014 | Reply

    • 30 points to start the year 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 4, 2014 | Reply

  6. probably too late, not that I knew too many even with your hints lol

    8. Tom Clancy
    9. Janet Dailey
    10. Richard Matheson

    Comment by Teddyree | February 4, 2014 | Reply

    • 30 late points to start the year!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 4, 2014 | Reply

  7. I missed this one but didn’t know any of the answers anyway.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | February 4, 2014 | Reply


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