Question 1 of 20
Robin had moved to London from Yorkshire the previous month, and the temping was a stopgap measure before finding a permanent job.
Where is Robin’s hometown, Masham?
Question 2 of 20
Though Robin Ellacott’s [X] years of life had seen their moments of drama and incident, she had never before woken up in the certain knowledge that she would remember the coming day for as long as she lived.
How old is Robin on the day she meets Strike for the first time?
Question 3 of 20
‘Yeah. And good luck with the interview. D’you want the job?’ ‘Well, it’s quite a good one. Human resources in a media consultancy in the West End,’ she said.
How many ‘proper’ job interviews has Robin got coming up when she starts temping with Strike’s agency?
Question 4 of 20
‘That’s ’zacktly what I said to you,’ Robin replied, ‘that night when you were . . . and we ended up having a kebab – and I do not,’ she said with dignity, ‘want a kebab.’ ‘Well,’ said Strike, ‘y’know, it’s London. We can probably find you something that isn’t a kebab.’ ‘I like crisps,’ said Robin.
Which flavour crisps does Robin buy in The Cuckoo’s Calling?
Question 5 of 20
Mrs Ellacott, an ample woman with Robin’s red-gold hair tucked up in an untidy bun, treated him with gentle kindness.
What’s Robin’s mother’s name?
Question 6 of 20
‘Want a cup of tea?’ She nodded.
‘Want brandy in it?’
‘You haven’t got any brandy,’ she said. Her voice was slightly croaky.
‘Have you been looking?’
‘Of course not!’ she said… ‘You’re just – you’re not the sort of person who’d have medicinal brandy.’
Strike offers Robin a stiff drink after a shock. In calmer circumstances, Strike’s choice of drink is real ale – preferably Doom Bar. What does Robin tend to order?
Question 7 of 20
She’d decided to buy herself some new perfume, because she’d been wearing the same scent for five years. Matthew had liked it, and never wanted her to change, but her last bottle was down to the dregs .
Which perfume has Robin been wearing for the past 5 years in Troubled Blood?
Question 8 of 20
‘Why were you on the M4?’ ‘I had to drive Cormoran to an interview.’ … ‘Where the hell was the interview?’
‘Devon,’ said Robin.
In which novel does Robin drive Strike to a witness interview miles from London, when she’s meant to be catching a train to Yorkshire to be with Matthew?
Question 9 of 20
‘Not long after I dropped out of university. I was . . . I was going through a bad time and I wasn’t going out much. It was my dad’s idea [... ] ‘It was just something to do,’ she said, putting on her seatbelt and turning on the ignition. ‘Sometimes when I’m home, I go up to the farm to practise.’
In The Silkworm Strike is taken aback to discover Robin’s hidden talent. What is it?
Question 10 of 20
‘In the end, the university sent me home. I was only supposed to take a term off, but I – I never went back.’
Before her degree was cut short, what did Robin go to university to study?
Question 11 of 20
As Robin watched, trying to catch his eye over the queue, a young woman reached up and embraced him. Robin recognised Sarah Shadlock, Matthew’s old friend from university.
Where did Matthew go to university?
Question 12 of 20
‘Nice to meet you, Lucy,’ Robin said, and with a wave she disappeared, closing the glass door behind her. ‘I really like her,’ said Lucy enthusiastically, as Robin’s foot- steps clanged away. ‘She’s great.’
Strike is cagey about his personal life and his inner circle. Of the following, who does Robin encounter first?
Question 13 of 20
‘It’ll be too hot for a wig,’ she said. ‘I might try coloured contact lenses. I could go and buy some now. Maybe some plain-lensed glasses on top.’
What colour are Robin’s eyes?
Question 14 of 20
Strike looked appalling, a good ten years older than his real age, with that blue-jawed, sunken-eyed look that he got when he forfeited sleep for work. Linda would surely be hard pressed to imagine that Robin was nursing a secret infatuation now she had seen her boss.
Robin hopes her mother will think Strike’s even older than he is. What’s the real age gap between Robin and Strike?
Question 15 of 20
Setting her laptop and phone on the table, she greeted Rowntree, who was too arthritic these days for early morning frolicking, but wagged his tail lazily from his basket beside the radiator.
Rowntree lives with Robin’s parents at the family home in Masham. What breed of dog is Rowntree?
Question 16 of 20
‘Robin postponed her wedding, didn’t she? Have they set a new—?’ ‘Yep,’ said Strike. ‘Second of July. She’s taking a long week- end to go back to Yorkshire and – do whatever you do for weddings.
Why is Robin’s wedding first postponed?
Question 17 of 20
Strike pulled on a seatbelt as they accelerated away from the pavement, looking around at the interior of the car... This Land Rover spoke of muddy tracks and ploughed fields. He remembered her saying that an uncle had a farm. ‘Did you ever have a pony?’
Robin did have a pony in her youth. What was his name?
Question 18 of 20
Robin had already told Strike by text that she had an interview on Thursday with the ‘mad Wiccan’ who ran the jewelry shop in Camden.
What’s the name of the shop where Robin gets a job in Lethal White?
Question 19 of 20
‘Got your disguise sorted?’ Strike asked. ‘Yes,’ said Robin, turning to examine herself at the mirror.
Which of the following names is not one Robin uses for her alter-egos during undercover operations?
Question 20 of 20
She had been the calmest of them all in the immediate aftermath of the attack, consoling and reassuring Matthew when he began to cry at the sight of her ink-stained face and the long wound…
In Career of Evil Robin is injured – where?