Match the Mystery/Thriller Author with Their Iconic Main Character

Do you count yourself a connoisseur of modern mysteries? Test your knowledge by matching the prolific mystery/thriller author with their iconic main character! You can print out this sheet and draw lines to connect them, or read them out and test your friends! Answers are below.

1. Lee Child a.) Jack Ryan
2. Michael Connelly b.) Penn Cage
3. James Lee Burke c.) Cork O'Connor
4. Louise Penny d.) Harry Bosch
5. William Kent Krueger e.) Eve Dallas
6. James Patterson f.) Spencer
7. Janet Evanovich g.) Armand Gamache
8. Sue Grafton h.) Lucas Davenport
9. David Baldacci i.) Alex Delaware
10. Jeffrey Deaver j.) Temperance Brennan
11. J.D. Robb k.) Isaac Bell
12. Tom Clancy l.) Lacey Sherlock
13. Jonathan Kellerman m.) Stone Barrington
14. John Sandford n.) Alan Banks
15. Greg Iles o.) Joe Pickett
16. Patricia Cornwell p.) Guido Brunetti
17. Kathy Reichs q.) Kinsey Millhone
18. Donna Leon r.) Alex Cross
19. C.J. Box s.) Aloysius Archer
20. Stuart Woods t.) J.P. Beaumont
21. J.A. Jance u.) Kay Scarpetta
22. Catherine Coulter v.) Dave Robicheaux
23. Clive Cussler w.) Jack Reacher
24. Robert B. Parker x.) Lincoln Rhyme
25. Peter Robinson y.) Stephanie Plum


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