On The Trail! Can You Match The Sleuths And Their Cases?

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On The Trail!  Can You Match The Sleuths And Their Cases?

If you’re a crime fiction fan, then you’re probably thoroughly familiar with the important cases your favourite sleuths have solved. Or are you? Take this quiz and find out. Match each case with the sleuth who solves it. At the end of the quiz, check your score to see how you have done. Good luck and happy sleuthing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This case involves a group of rascally suspects who are all former convicts. It all starts with a commission for a painting. And at holiday time, no less!  
    • A. 

      Stephanie Plum

    • B. 

      Inspector Morse

    • C. 

      Vera Stanhope

    • D. 

      Roderick Alleyn

  • 2. 
    In this case, the principal witness sees the murder through the window of a train. The only problem is, there’s no dead body – at first
    • A. 

      V.I. Warshawski

    • B. 

      Sherlock Holmes

    • C. 

      Jane Marple

    • D. 

      Reg Wexford

  • 3. 
    You might not imagine falling in love with a defendant in a murder case – especially since the victim was the defendant’s former love. But that’s exactly what the sleuth does in this case.
    • A. 

      Kinsey Millhone

    • B. 

      Lord Peter Wimsey

    • C. 

      Emily Pollifax

    • D. 

      Tom Barnaby

  • 4. 
     In this case, the sleuth actually presents two solutions to the suspects, and allows them to choose the solution that will be presented to the police. Of course, the victim was rather nasty…
    • A. 

      Hercule Poirot

    • B. 

      Agatha Bengtzon

    • C. 

      C. Auguste Dupin

    • D. 

      Agatha Raisin

  • 5. 
    This case takes the sleuth from Washington to Mexico City to an Albanian prison. And it all starts because of mistaken identity
    • A. 

      Kathleen "Kathy" Mallory

    • B. 

      Gabriel Allon

    • C. 

      Emily Pollifax

    • D. 

      George Smiley

  • 6. 
    In this case, a series of stick-figure drawings proves to be a very important clue to someone’s past. The drawings also prove to be cryptic warnings.
    • A. 

      Harriet Vane

    • B. 

      Inspector Van Veeteren

    • C. 

      Emily Tempest

    • D. 

      Sherlock Holmes

  • 7. 
    In this case, the murder looks at first like a terrorist bombing. After all, it takes place in a building of Olympic proportions. But the sleuth uncovers a more personal reason for the killing.
    • A. 

      Martin Beck

    • B. 

      Annika Bengtzon

    • C. 

      Dave Robicheaux

    • D. 

      Eve Dallas

  • 8. 
     This case involves murder and kidnapping. But it’s all for a very ecologically sound, “green” cause. It just gets rather personal for the sleuth…
    • A. 

      Reg Wexford

    • B. 

      Ruth Galloway

    • C. 

      Joe O'Loughlin

    • D. 

      Tuppence Beresford

  • 9. 
     This case, one of the sleuth’s first, involves a missing boy and the very scary possibility that his abductors might be practicing witchcraft. Not something the sleuth wants to admit happens in today’s world.
    • A. 

      Temperance Brennan

    • B. 

      Jim Chee

    • C. 

      Precious Ramotswe

    • D. 

      Brother Cadfael

  • 10. 
    In this case, in which the sleuth debuts, the killing of a farm couple sets off a media and political controversy because of the last word one of them says.
    • A. 

      Thóra Gudmundsdóttir

    • B. 

      Alan Banks

    • C. 

      Irene Huss

    • D. 

      Kurt Wallander

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