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The Mysterious Affair of Styles ;-)

Question 1 of 10

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This sleuth is most closely associated with the iconic deerstalker hat. But he actually wears a variety of hats, especially when he's in disguise. Which sleuth is closely with that deerstalker hat?

Select one of the following:

  • Hercule Poirot

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • C. Auguste Dupin

  • Nero Wolfe

Question 2 of 10

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Alexander McCall Smith's most famous sleuth is 'traditionally built.' So she generally opts for larger-sized dresses and blouses. Who is this sleuth?

Select one of the following:

  • Stephanie Plum

  • Jade de Jong

  • Mma. Precious Ramotswe

  • Emily Pollifax

Question 3 of 10

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This sleuth doesn't have many changes of clothes. You can always tell him though by his cassock and tonsure. Which sleuth dresses this way?

Select one of the following:

  • Cadfael

  • Matthew Shardlake

  • Marcus Didius Falco

  • Alexander Seaton

Question 4 of 10

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This sleuth doesn't need a lot of formal wear. She gets by with just one little black dress. Which sleuth is famous for that little black dress?

Select one of the following:

  • Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski

  • Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan

  • Katherine Howell's Ella Marconi

  • Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone

Question 5 of 10

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One of Agatha Christie's sleuths is quite particular about dress and appearance. This sleuth won't be caught dead without soigné , pointed patent-leather shoes, even if they are painful. Which sleuth is Christie's most fastidious?

Select one of the following:

  • Hercule Poirot

  • Tuppence Beresford

  • Parker Pyne

  • Miss Marple

Question 6 of 10

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This Robert Crais sleuth isn't particular at all about dress, even opting for a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt when the mood strikes. Which sleuth is this?

Select one of the following:

  • Joe Pike

  • Elvis Cole

  • Harry Bosch

  • Jack Irish

Question 7 of 10

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This Kerry Greenwood sleuth always chooses lovely, even elegant clothes. But then, in her upper-class 1920's world, one does have to keep up appearances. Who is Greenwood's creation?

Select one of the following:

  • Maisie Dobbs

  • Harriet Vane

  • Phryne Fisher

  • Sasha Jackson

Question 8 of 10

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When this sleuth becomes an Aboriginal Community Police Officer (ACPO), there's only one clothes-related problem. The uniform is far too big! Which sleuth has to find a way to make that oversized ACPO uniform work?

Select one of the following:

  • Arthur Upfield's Napoleon 'Bony' Bonaparte

  • Kerry Greenwood's Corinna Chapman

  • Adrian Hyland's Emily Tempest

  • Felicity Young's Dody McCleland

Question 9 of 10

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This sleuth is known for his outsized yellow silk pyjamas. Who puts on that nightwear when he's not in his orchid room, at the table, or seeing clients?

Select one of the following:

  • Rex Stout's Archie Goodwin

  • Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe

  • Reginald Hill's Andy Dalziel

  • Ellery Queen

Question 10 of 10

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This sleuth would hardly be called elegant. In fact, she usually has a rumpled, not-quite-put-together appearance. Doesn't matter, though; she's sharp and good at her job with the Met. Which Elizabeth George sleuth's detection is much smarter than her wardrobe?

Select one of the following:

  • Kate Miskin

  • Maeve Kerrigan

  • Hannah Scarlett

  • Barbara Havers

Quiz by , created about 3 years ago

Most of us have something distinctive about our style of dress. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all about your favourite sleuths' clothing styles, don't you? Or do you? Take this handy quiz and find out. Match each question with the correct answer. Then submit your answers. When you're done, you'll be able to review your answers to see which ones you got correct. Ready? Let's go!

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Created by margotkinberg about 3 years ago