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Literary Detectives Quiz

A quiz about five fictional detectives, the stories and adaptations they are featured in and the people around them. 9 Questions.

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What is the name of detective Paul Temple's wife?

  • Charlie
  • Steve
  • Susie
  • Miriam

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'Sherlock Holmes Faces Death' stars Basil Rathbone as the famous detective. Which of the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle is the film based on?

  • 'The Musgrave Ritual'
  • 'The Valley of Fear'
  • 'The Speckled Band'
  • 'The Red-Headed League'

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What is the name of the author who was featured in a number of stories as a friend of Hercule Poirot?

  • Francis Durbridge
  • Ariadne Oliver
  • Consuelo Hernandez
  • Mary Morstan

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Which of these is not a book featuring Christie's Miss Marple?

  • 'The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side'
  • 'The 4:15 from Paddington'
  • 'The Moving Finger'
  • 'Crooked House'

Question 5 Photo

Who wrote the 'VI Warshawski' books?

  • Kathleen Turner
  • Paul Temple
  • Sara Paretsky
  • Enid Blyton

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In the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Sign of Four' what is the weapon used for each of the murders that take place?

  • A poisonus dart
  • A pearl necklace
  • A deadly snake
  • A thypodermic needle

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Which actress played Miss Marple in the series of black and white films adapted from the original stories?

  • Joan Hickson
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Margaret Rutherford
  • Evelyn Ankers


Can you match up each detective with the book that they are featured in?

Drag items from right column to match with left column


  • VI Warshawski
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Paul Temple
  • Miss Marple


  • 'The Valley of Fear'
  • 'Deadlock'
  • 'A Murder is Announced'
  • 'The Conrad Case'

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When he isn't solving mysteries, what is Paul Temple's job?

  • A Butler
  • A Crime Writer
  • A Cab Driver
  • A Reporter