All in the Family ;-)

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Created by margotkinberg over 6 years ago
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We're all deeply affected by the families we grew up in, and the ones we create. Crime-fictional sleuths are no different. And as a dedicated crime fiction fan, you know all about those sleuths' parents, siblings and so on, don't you? Or do you? Take this handy quiz and find out. Match each question to the correct answer. At the end of the quiz, submit your answers and see how well you have done. You can also go back and check your answers to see which ones you got correct. Ready? Let's go!

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Question 1

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This sleuth's brother Mycroft is even smarter than his sibling is. But he certainly doesn't have the same ambition or energy! In fact, he rarely leaves his club, the Diogenes. Which of these sleuths is Mycroft's brother?
Answer
  • Hercule Poirot
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • C. Auguste Dupin
  • Albert Campion

Question 2

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This sleuth team is perhaps the most famous father-and-son detective duo. Which of these sleuth teams keeps it in the family?
Answer
  • Frank and Joe Hardy
  • Brother Cadfael and Hugh Beringar
  • Richard and Ellery Queen
  • Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller

Question 3

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In 'Clouds of Witness,' Dorothy Sayers' sleuth has to clear his brother Gerald of murder charges. Who has to deal with this family-style murder investigation?
Answer
  • Lord Peter Wimsey
  • Napoleon 'Bony' Bonaparte
  • Parker Pyne
  • Roderick Alleyn

Question 4

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Ystad police detective Kurt Wallander has ongoing issues with his father, which aren't helped by the older man's deteriorating mental health. Who created this more-alike-than-than-they-know father-son pair?
Answer
  • Jo Nesbø
  • Per Wahlöö
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Henning Mankell

Question 5

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One of Kerry Greenwood's sleuths has very unconventional 'back-to-nature' parents who use an earth closet and wouldn't dream of eating meat. Which sleuth's parents go by the names 'Starshine' and 'Sunlight?'
Answer
  • Anya Crichton
  • Corinna Chapman
  • Ella Marconi
  • Phryne Fisher

Question 6

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Arnaldur Indriðason's Inspector Erlendur is troubled throughout the series by the disappearance of a family member. Which family member's loss has affected him so deeply?
Answer
  • His cousin
  • His sister
  • His grandfather
  • His brother

Question 7

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In one story arc of this series, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec ends up keeping police detection in the family. Who is Gamache's creator?
Answer
  • Louise Penny
  • Gail Bowen
  • Jill Edmondson
  • Alan Bradley

Question 8

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Domingo Villar's Vigo-based police sleuth Leo Caldas sometimes visits his father at the family vineyard, just to take a break from the stress of his job. Oddly enough, though, it was his mother who brought winemaking into the family. In which country is Caldas based?
Answer
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Italy

Question 9

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University of North Norfolk archaeologist Ruth Galloway has more than her share of pressure from her straitlaced, conventional, religious parents. Who is Galloway's creator?
Answer
  • Val McDermid
  • Ann Cleeves
  • Elly Griffiths
  • Mari Hannah

Question 10

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Teresa Solana's Barcelona PI pair Eduard Martínez and Borja Masdéu are related, although a lot of people don't know that. What is their relationship?
Answer
  • They are brothers.
  • They are father and son.
  • They are cousins.
  • They are uncle and nephew.
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