Question 1 of 20
‘It’s my [………], you see,’ said Bristow. ‘Right. Is she in some kind of trouble?’ ‘She’s dead.’
Whose death does Bristow meet Strike to discuss?
Question 2 of 20
The Temporary Solution was no doubt starting up the computer, and would shortly discover that he had not received a single work-related email in three weeks. How long is Robin meant to work for Strike, when she first arrives?
How long is Robin meant to work for Strike, when she first arrives?
Question 3 of 20
‘This was a man who could and would pay; perhaps long enough to enable Strike to clear one instalment of the loan that was the most pressing of his debts’ To whom does Strike owe this largest sum of money?
To whom does Strike owe this largest sum of money?
Question 4 of 20
He remembered Sundays in Cornwall in his childhood, when everything closed down except the church and the beach.
Strike’s happiest memories from childhood are those based in the town of St Mawes. Who ordered the building of a castle at St Mawes in the 16th Century?
Question 5 of 20
Nobody would ever call him [******] again. [*****] was dead.
Strike eschews the nickname given to him by ex-fiancée Charlotte. What is it?
Question 6 of 20
Just as Charlotte was the only person to call him ‘Bluey’, so Detective Inspector Richard Anstis was the only person to call Strike ‘Mystic Bob’, which name he bellowed at the sound of his friend’s voice.
Which of the following is not a nickname of Strike’s that appears in The Cuckoo’s Calling?
Question 7 of 20
However basic and uninviting the camp bed looked lying under the one naked light bulb, it was luxurious compared with…
Which of the below is NOT mentioned as a place where Strike once had to spend a night?
Question 8 of 20
‘But what if the killer was already inside?’ … ‘If a killer was already in there, we’ve got the choice between …’
Who else was at home at Kentigern Gardens the night of Lula Landry’s death?
Question 9 of 20
‘Somé used the picture in his advertising campaign after Lula died. People said it was tasteless.’
Lula is presented as a dishevelled yet beautiful creature as in her final fashion campaign. In the images, is she…?
Question 10 of 20
‘Her Christian name begins with an R […] and she was living at the St Elmo hostel in Hammersmith when Lula died. Does that ring any bells?’
What is the name of the friend Lula Landry made in rehab?
Question 11 of 20
His voice was deep, calm and measured. Strike thought that he would be a reassuring presence in a security guard’s uniform.
What is the name of the doorman at Kentigern Gardens?
Question 12 of 20
Kolovas-Jones’s skin was an olive-bronze, his cheekbones chiselled, his nose slightly aquiline, his black-lashed eyes a dark hazel, his straight hair slicked back off his face.
Lula Landry’s regular driver bonded with Lula over their mixed heritage. What nationalities were Kolovas-Jones’ parents and grandparents’?
Question 13 of 20
‘Yeah, I’ll be there,’ he said; there was little he wanted to do less.
Strike receives an invitation to a party - who or what is it being held for?
Question 14 of 20
‘It was dark, and the alarm went off when we went in. Before I could find the light switch or get to the alarm pad, the copper walked straight into […] That caused a loada trouble, later’
What did the investigating police accidentally break, in the Bestiugi’s apartment?
Question 15 of 20
‘Were all these doors locked that night?’
‘Not all of them’
What was left open, according to the door man when Strike interviewed him, in Kentigern Gardens the night Lula died?
Question 16 of 20
‘I am accustomed to wearing [……] when I wish to avoid the attentions of photographers.’
What was Lula’s ex-boyfriend, Evan Duffield, wearing on his head according to reports, when he left a nightclub on the night Lula died?
Question 17 of 20
‘And try and find a number for a bloke called Guy Somé? He’s a designer.’ ‘It’s pronounced “[….]”,’ said Robin.
What is the correct pronunciation of the fashion icon’s first name?
Question 18 of 20
‘Robin, didjer know I wuzza […..]?’
‘No, I didn’t know that,’ she said.
What prior hobby does Strike confess to Robin while drunk?
Question 19 of 20
Somé appeared, striding through this door into the hall. He too was wearing glasses, which made him look older; his jeans were baggy and ripped and his white T-shirt was emblazoned with an eye that appeared to be…
Question 20 of 20
The gift would not, he was sure, find favour with Matthew.
Strike gives Robin a gift at the end of The Cuckoo’s Calling. Which of the below describes it?