What's Your Crime Fiction Personality?

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Crime Quizzes & Trivia

There are lots of different kinds of crime fiction out there. Which one is most like you? Take this handy (but unscientific ;-) ) quiz and find out! Read each question and choose the answer that's most like you. At the end, the magic quiz will tell you your crime fiction personality! Ready? Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You notice a police car following you.  What's your first thought?
    • A. 

      Might as well pull over. Life's pretty grim anyway, so why not a traffic ticket, too? Besides, it's better than going home.

    • B. 

      Curse, and then pull over. Try to figure out who the cop is and what other cases he might be working on. Maybe they're all related.

    • C. 

      You pull over and ask the police officer about why she was following you, what the procedures are for handling the ticket you get, and what your options and the consequences are.

    • D. 

      You take the ticket, but plan immediately how you'll fight this thing in court. You were unfairly pulled over for some reason.

    • E. 

      Grumble, but pull over. After all the cop is just doing his job. Besides, you think you've seen this guy in the grocery store. In fact, he's your neighbour.

    • F. 

      Rev your engine and drive away as fast as you can. Maybe you can escape.

  • 2. 
    Which television show appeals to you?
    • A. 

      Recipes for Murder: Chef Tina Tanner on the Case

    • B. 

      Casebook: The Files of Joe Santos, Private Investigator

    • C. 

      The Edge of Madness

    • D. 

      Seconds to Spare!

    • E. 

      Tales of the 19th Precinct

    • F. 

      Guilty as Charged

  • 3. 
    He people next door are so loud late at night that you can't get enough rest.  Which is your "fantasy reaction?"
    • A. 

      Go to the police station and find out the details on swearing out a complaint against the neighbours. Then ride along as the cops arrest them.

    • B. 

      Sue them in court. That's the only way they'll stop.

    • C. 

      Go next door and ask the neighbours to quiet down. If they don't, check the local gossip mill to find out why they're so unco-operative.

    • D. 

      Get back at your neighbour by sleeping with his or her spouse. Then, plot and carry out all kinds of grim, gory revenge on the neighbour's family members.

    • E. 

      Lure your neighbour over. Then, scare the wits out of him or her by explaining that you're actually an undercover agent who's angered several local gangsters and you both have to leave - now - before your houses get blown up.

    • F. 

      Start asking questions about your neighbour. Look in public records, check the trash, do whatever you can to investigate why your neighbours are being so obnoxious and what they might be hiding.

  • 4. 
    Your fantasy job?
    • A. 

      International spy

    • B. 

      Perry Mason-like attorney

    • C. 

      Chief Inspector of your own precinct

    • D. 

      Well-known private investigator

    • E. 

      Noted producer of dark, dark dramas

    • F. 

      Owner of a business in a small town where all sorts of odd things happen and all sorts of quirky people live.

  • 5. 
    Which of these are you most sensitive to when you're reading a mystery novel?
    • A. 

      Not enough detail about the criminal investigation; I like things like ballistics, witness reports and so on.

    • B. 

      Too much gore and blood and too many graphic scenes

    • C. 

      A pace that's too slow. I like action, right from the first page. A lot of it.

    • D. 

      Too much idealism and everything solved too neatly; murder is grim and should be written that way.

    • E. 

      Not enough richness in the sleuth character and a plot that's too thin and linear

    • F. 

      Not enough focus on the legalities involved; I like complications like witness tampering, perjury, admissibility of evidence and relevant laws.

  • 6. 
    Complete this sentence:   I most enjoy crime fiction that __________
    • A. 

      Explores the darkest sides of human nature and doesn't hold back.

    • B. 

      Explores issues of justice and ethics, and plays those issues out in taut court cases.

    • C. 

      Keeps me on the edge of my seat and packs a punch on every page. I like lots of action and narrow escapes.

    • D. 

      Features a very interesting sleth and gives me an interesting and complex puzzle to solve.

    • E. 

      Ocuses on interesting, quirky characters and a setting I can enjoy. I'm not much for a lot of gore, so I prefer to focus on the mystery.

    • F. 

      Shows the police handling an investigation in a realistic way. I like the details about how the cops do their jobs.

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