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What was the first full-length historical whodunit novel?
What was the first British novel to feature a professional female detective?
Who is the first female writer to create a female detective?
What is the first Sherlock Holmes short story called?
What was the first Sherlock Holmes novel called?
What was Agatha Christie's first Poirot novel called?
Whatc was Agatha Christie's first Miss Marple novel called?
Who was Australia's first native born crime writer?
Who was the first author of the hard-boiled detective story?
What is the name of the first hard-boiled detective story?
What is the name of Raymond Chandlor's first hard-boiled detective novel?
What was the name of the first detective novel to feature a black detective?
Who wrote this novel?
Who is reputed by Anthony Boucher to be the author of first Police Procedural novel?
What was this novel called?
Who first coined the term 'golden age' which refers to the British crime fiction writing time of the 1920s and 30s?
Who wrote the first fully fledged locked room mystery story?
What was this story called?
Which author in 1955 was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award?
Who was the first president of the Detection Club?
Who was the first person to play Miss Marple on film?
Who was the first person to play Poirot on stage?
Who was the first person to play Miss Marple on TV?
Which novel first features a description of the fictional village of St Mary Mead (Home of Miss Marple)?
What Poirot film did Peter Ustinov first star in?
Who was the first fictional blind detective?

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