Lethal White Quiz
With a wide cast of characters, and locations ranging from Camden, to Parliament and the English countryside, how much have you remembered about Lethal White? To get the most enjoyment out of this quiz (and a better result!), we recommend reading the book before attempting!
Question 1 of 20
She had been forced to let Matthew in because his nose was bleeding.
Which member of Robin and Matthew’s wedding party takes a swing at another?
Question 2 of 20
Her father had answered. ‘Hi, c’n’I speak Robin please?’ ‘To Robin? I’m afraid she’s on her honeymoon.’ For a muzzy moment or two, Strike had not quite comprehend what he had been told.
Where do Robin and Matthew go on their honeymoon?
Question 3 of 20
So deeply absorbed in her thoughts was she, that for the first time all week, Robin forgot to glance up at the ****** ***** pub as she passed it.
Robin’s local has an emblem that reminds her of her wedding day. What is the pub called?
Question 4 of 20
Bees buzzed in the churchyard roses around her as Robin wondered, for the thousandth time, where she would be right now if Matthew hadn’t scratched himself on coral.
Matthew develops an infection on honeymoon. In his feverish state he mistakes Robin for someone else - who?
Question 5 of 20
‘That was down in the dell, by our dad’s. I see them doing it, I can show you the place. She wouldn’t let me dig, but she’d let you.’
‘Dell’ is another word for a small valley. Which of the following words don’t refer to a kind of valley?
Question 6 of 20
‘White Horse of Uffington,’ said Billy. ‘Big chalk figure, up on the hill, near where I grew up. Doesn’t look like a horse. More like a dragon and it’s on Dragon Hill, as well. I’ve never understood why they all say it’s a horse.’
The Uffington Horse is thought to be up to 3000 years old, the oldest chalk figure in Britain. Which of the following hillside chalk figures was carved during the 20th century?
Question 7 of 20
‘I knew Chiswell’s daughter years ago, as well. Only slightly, but I met her a few times. She was an old school friend of Charlotte’s.’
How did Strike come to know Chiswell’s eldest son, before taking on the father’s case?
Question 8 of 20
The uninitiated might think it a rocking horse, but Strike recognized it at once as the White Horse of Hanover.
Jasper Chiswell’s pin signifies membership of which British cavalry regiment?
Question 9 of 20
The many nicknames of the Chiswell family had been explained to Robin during her office interludes with Izzy… Sophia’s three children rejoiced in the pet names of ‘Pringle’, ‘Flopsy’ and ****
What is the family nickname of Sophia’s youngest?
Question 10 of 20
The presence of a plainclothes officer was to be expected, of course. Any group currently planning to disrupt or resist the arrangements for the Olympics was likely to be under surveillance.
How many gold medals did Team GB win at the 2012 London Olympics?
Question 11 of 20
‘Jasper’s marriage isn’t – wasn’t . . . I mean to say, Kinvara is a handful. Difficult woman. She was badgering Jasper to put one of her mares in foal to ******* at the time.’ When Strike looked blank, Drummond elucidated: ‘Top dressage stallion. Nigh on ten thousand for semen.’
What is the name of the famous dressage horse Kinvara seeks to breed with her own mare?
Question 12 of 20
Geraint Winn swaggered around the corner, rather tipsy after what seemed to have been a prolonged lunch, and in sharp contrast to his wife, he seemed delighted to meet her as she set off towards him.
What does Geraint Winn do for a living?
Question 13 of 20
‘No, I think that journalist has given up. He wasn’t here yesterday either. Mind you, he probably wouldn’t have recognised me even if he’d seen me. You should see my hair.’ ‘Why, what have you done with it?’
What has Robin done to disguise herself for her Camden jewellery shop job?
Question 14 of 20
At first, she merely stared at it, her pulse unaltered… She wondered why she hadn’t trodden on it when she climbed into bed with a sleeping Matthew in the early hours of the morning.
What does Robin find upon climbing out of bed one morning?
Question 15 of 20
Strike turned back to the list of names. Married couples, lovers, business partners, siblings. Pairs.
Lethal White features several sets of siblings with assonant names. Which of the following pairs are NOT siblings?
Question 16 of 20
‘Where did that picture come from?’ asked Torquil, with an artificial air of interest, squinting at the equine painting over Raphael’s head. ‘New, isn’t it?’
Some characters think the painting under discussion may be of great value. Which 18th Century painter of race horses do they hope to prove painted it?
Question 17 of 20
‘Quite clever. The killer could’ve sent it to him as a gift, eh, couldn’t they, knowing he was highly unlikely to open and drink it?’
What item does Strike spot in Chiswell’s flat?
Question 18 of 20
‘Why “bay”?’ asked Strike, now halfway down his pint and luxuriating in the sunshine, his sore leg stretched out in front of him. ‘Why not just “brown”?’ ‘Well, there are brown horses,’ said Robin, ‘but bay means something different.
What does ‘bay’ mean, in terms of horse colouring?
Question 19 of 20
‘My mother used to come here in the eighties,’ said Raphael. ‘It was well known because the owner liked telling the rich and famous to sod off if they weren’t dressed properly to come in, and they all loved it.’
Nam Long Le Shaker is famous for serving its glitzy 1980s clientele which cocktail?
Question 20 of 20
‘No,’ said Strike, blowing smoke away from her, ‘I just wondered whether you give the future any thought.’ ‘You want me to leave?’ asked Robin, still more alarmed. ‘Go and do something el—?’ ‘Bloody hell, Ellacott, no!’
What action of Robin’s prompts Strike to ask about her future plans?