Taken the quiz? Well, now you can see how you scored:
You can see Rahul drawing the name on Youtube. I can't upload that video on my current internet connection, sorry folks. It was funny, that's why I'd thought you'd enjoy it.
- Stephanie Plum (This female bounty hunter of part Italian, part Hungarian descent has a propensity to have things blown up, set on fire or otherwise destroyed when she is near.)
- Tuppence (Prudence Cowley wouldn’t give you two pence for tracking her down. If you’re still wondering where to look, you’ll find her by the pricking of your thumbs.)
- Emil Tischbein (Way back in the 1930s this young German lad found himself turning detective in Berlin when a stranger on a train made off with all his money.)
- Philip Marlowe (Hardboiled and philosophical, our man is not fazed by the big sleep of pornographers. Need another clue? He shares a surname with a colourful personality from Elizabethan England.)
- Nancy Drew (Born of Edward Stratemeyer, the many cases of this young girl detective and her friends Bess and George were famously filed by ghostwriters.)
- Miss Marple (Single and shrewd with it, this little old lady from St Mary Mead has a particularly sharp eye for the idiosyncrasies that characterise people.)
- Ellery Queen (This famous fictional detective has authored, anthologised as well as edited novels, short stories, anthologies and magazines from the 1920s to the ‘70s. Care to fit the hat on this Roman mystery?)
- Five Find-Outers (Guided by their F.A.T. leader, this merry band of children love uncovering mysteries, sometimes in disguise and almost always pitted against a Goon.)
- V I Warshawski (This half Italian lawyer-turned-detective loves her morning runs in the Windy City chill. While she’s no comforting old aunty, there’s nobody you’d rather have on your side when things are at a deadlock.)
- Tintin (First featured in Le Petit Vingtième this young reporter shares a country and its language with the older and equally renowned M. Poirot.)
- Kinsey Millhone (Occasionally associated with the California Fidelity insurance company, this female detective is famous for shooting her assailant from inside a dustbin.)
- Martin Beck (The ten books featuring this policeman not only set the tone for contemporary police literature but also relentlessly noted the changes seen in the social and political spheres of Sweden from the 1960s to ‘70s.)
A & A
The second prize, the one whose rule I deliberately did not announce, was reserved for the person with the first set of entirely correct answers. The person who sent in the first set of correct answers did so in two shots so I'm giving this to the next person in line:
Funny how the winners of the Kay Woman books go by alphabet names themselves.
|The Reluctant Detective by Kiran Manral|
Congratulations, A & A, and M and thank you everybody for your enthusiastic participation. I have some more detective themed questions and answers sent in response to this quiz and that will be a separate post.