The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

The Golden Age of Detective Fiction was an era of classic crime and murder mystery novels of similar patterns and styles, in England from 1918 to 1930.

Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been readers' favorite golden age crime novels authors.

Agatha Christie is considered the Queen of Mystery. Her stories are amazing and a lot of times, it involves some sort of sudden unexpected twists in the end. “Murder on the Orient Express”, "Death on the Nile" and "Then There Were None" are some of the most outstanding mystery novels ever written. And there is also her most famous creation: Hercule Poirot, the methodic Belgian detective.

On the other hand, there is our dear Sherlock Holmes, the pioneer and most popular detective of all times created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most memorable characters in the history of literature. He is obsessed with small details imperceptible for anyone else but which allow him make crucial deductions to solve crimes. It is also the chemistry he has with Dr. Watson that contributes to make Holmes' stories very interesting. Who has not enjoyed adventures such as "A Study in Scarlet”, "The Sign of the Four" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles"?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creates a superior detective who is super genius who explores a chain of events as it unfolds with Holmes, and Agatha Christie on the other hand, creates intelligent detectives who are able to connect the events of the crime scene through some observations and dialogue.

Both main characters, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, use the powers of intellectual deduction to solve crimes.

Both also are attended by assistants whom they underestimate and verbally abuse. Both are also intellectual snobs. Holmes is a cocaine abuser and a scientist, while Poirot is just a natural at deduction. Doyle's novels are set in England, while Christie has her characters traveling wherever crime may be: i.e. Mystery on the Orient Express, Murder in the Mesopotamia and Murder on the Nile.

Agatha Christie or Conan Doyle?
Whose side are you on?

Below are puzzles inspired by The Golden Age of Fiction Novel.

Team Doyle
Credit: Milimeter


F: a=m
As per F=m.a
Newton's second law of motion describes the relationship between an object's mass and the amount of force needed to accelerate it. Newton's second law is often stated as F=ma, which means the force (F) acting on an object is equal to the mass (m) of an object times its acceleration
A ( just ordinary A)
Rn--> Periodic Table
Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86.

St on Mass A rn-->Sounds like Stone Mazarin

The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone is one of 12 Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes first published Strand Magazine October 1921 - April 1927.



3 : Li, 
Lithium is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3.
On Man 
Dot-->Morse Code-->E

Li on Man E

Lion Mane

The Adventure of the Lion's Mane" (1926)
One of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. It is notable for being narrated by Holmes himself, instead of by Dr. Watson

Team Agatha
Credit: Sir Alan Andersen

Answer:Ten Little Indian

Someone said that Ten Little Indian is essentially the same story as And Then There Were None, but as a matter of fact it makes a difference. The story line is the same but the story of the different versions is somewhat different. And Then There Wyere None (ATTWN) is a story in prose whereas Ten Little Indians is a play. The latter is generally published along with Agatha Christie's other plays like the Mousetrap. The difference is mainly in the ending of the story. Ten Little Indians has a nicer and less eerie ending than And Then There Were None. It is sort of a traditional happy ever after ending compared to the gloomy end of ATTWN. At the end of the latter you are left in the dark as to who is the murderer, the hidden enemy but in Ten Little Indians, Christie has stated who has caused the death of all the people.


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