publication date: Friday, February 15, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Crime

clue: It takes a writer to impersonate a writer.

explanation: Israel, a once-successful biographer, turned to forging letters from famous authors to support herself. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk

Oscars Week 2019: These seven goos were inspired by this year's batch of Oscar-nominated films and filmmakers. While you play, don't forget to enter Funeratic's Predict the Oscars contest for your chance to win a prize.

Similar Goos

Mary Surratt

It's usually good to be first except when it comes to executions. Go »

Glenn Close

To date, she's been nominated for six Oscars without winning, for indelible performances in movies like The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, and Albert Nobbs. This year, she's this close to winning with nomination #7. Go »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This Clinton nominee reigns supreme as the most "notorious" justice in the highest court. Go »

Victor Hugo Green

If you were black and you wanted to travel in the Jim Crow South, green was the way to go. Go »

Nadya Suleman

It wasn't the first six kids that made her notorious. It was the other eight. Go »

Freddie Mercury

This rhapsodic singer died in 1991 but lives on as rock royalty. Go »