Crime Fiction and the Olympics: A Quiz

This is my 100th post since I started blogging in September last year and to celebrate I’ve compiled a quiz. Thanks to Margot at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, who has provided the crime fiction community with some killer quizzes in the past, for giving me the idea.

After much build-up and anticipation, the 2012 Olympics are well under way in London. After a dire start to the British summer we are also seeing some sunshine for the first time. The photo below was taken when I was in London before either the Olympics or the fine weather had arrived.

Sport isn’t a particularly well-mined subject for crime fiction. I sometimes wonder if this is because writers simply don’t like sports, or whether us readers feel the same way. But there are some exceptions and I have managed to find books that feature either the Olympics or sport in their plots.

Click on the link of tower bridge below to start the quiz and good luck. I hope it’s as much fun to complete as it was to compile.

14 thoughts on “Crime Fiction and the Olympics: A Quiz

  1. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    Congrats on 100 posts Sarah. I failed the quiz miserably – I had to guess at answers for all of them and only got 3/10 right! It was fun though!


  2. Thanks for the fun quiz Sarah. I got 4 right so definitely ‘could do better’! I enjoyed it though. Congratulations on reaching your posts milestone.
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog too. I really appreciate it.
    The Little Reader Library


    1. Thanks Lindsay. I’m glad you enjoyed the quiz. I do regularly read your blog as it is on my feed. It’s nice to read some reviews of non-crime books too.


  3. kathy d.

    Congratulations on the first 100 posts and best wishes for the next 100!
    I didn’t do as well on this quiz as on others (ahem), but I haven’t read several of these series. I’m not as well versed in series set in Britain as in the U.S.


    1. Thanks Kathy and well done on the quiz. You’re right there was a slant to the British Isles with the questions. I intend to make my Christmas quiz much easier!


    1. Thanks for doing the quiz! I think I should have made the pass mark 60% as lots of people got this result. Will take a look at your book in September (August is my catch-up month).


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