Friday, July 31, 2009

Win a Book on Fun Friday!

It's FUN FRIDAY again, and today I'm offering a reward to the person who can answer the most questions from this blog and last week's FUN FRIDAY blog. That's right -- you have to scroll down to my last blog to read the questions there, then send me the answers to those and to the questions below.

And what will be your reward for doing this, you ask. Well, the person who submits the most correct answers from both blogs will receive a copy of Cynthia Polansky's wickedly wonderful book, REMOTE CONTROL. REMOTE CONTROL tells the story of Judith McBride, a thirty-something control freak who dies unexpectedly after a routine medical procedure. After landing on Heaven's "Level Seven", Judith attempts to use her supernatural powers to save her widowed spouse from the clutches of his gold-digging accountant, a blonde bombshell with a penchant for thrill-seeking adventures. Will Judith break the laws of Heaven by interfering with human behavior, thus risking a descent to an uncomfortably hotter level of the afterlife? Or will her imaginative conniving somehow manage to secure a good future both for herself and her husband? Only the reader knows!:)

So here we go with today's questions. Send your answers as a comment to this blog or directly to me at Oh, and BTW, in case of a tie, I'll draw one name from those entries for the winner of the book.

Who is Hercule Poirot's sidekick?

Who wrote the Perry Mason series?

In what town did Miss Marple live?

What facial feature is Jim Qwilleran famous for in the "Cat Who" series?

What was Charlie Chan's highest rank in the Honolulu Police Department?

What awards are given out at the Malice Domestic mystery con?

Where is Edgar Allan Poe buried?

What was the address of Sherlock Holmes' lodgings in London?

Who is the author of the series featuring hard-luck thief John Dortmunder?

Who is the co-author of Rita Mae Brown's mysteries?

Who writes the "Death on Demand" series?

What is the name of Amelia Peabody's son?

What is the name of Raz Buchanon's pig in the Maggody series?

Who played Perry Mason on TV?

What Scotland Yard official assisted Lord Peter Wimsey in his investigations?

Okay, those are the questions. You have a week to send in your answers in order to be eligible to win a copy of REMORE CONTROL.

And here's some good news for those of you who live in the Annapolis, MD, area. Cynthia's book REMOTE CONTROL is available at Hard Beans Coffee and Books, 36 Market St, Annapolis, MD. If you don't live nearby, you can order a signed copy of the book from Hard Beans by calling 1-410-263-8770 or visiting their website at

See you next week!


  1. The only one I know is who played Perry Mason - Raymond Burr.

    Morgan Mandel

  2. I emailed you the answers. Missed a couple of questions the first time, but sent a second message.

  3. Another fun blog! Thanks much.
    Sent you my answers via email.

    I LOVE TRIVIA and MYSTERIES - thanks for the great combo!


  4. Now don't forget, I need answers both from this blog and the previous "Fun Friday" blog! Answering only one blog won't win you the book! :)