Question 1 of 20
‘That long?’ said Strike, surprised. ‘What, were you at university together?’
How long have Robin and Matthew been together by the time Robin introduces Strike to her husband-to-be?
Question 2 of 20
It was the first time in their long and turbulent relationship that he had walked out. Three times previously it had been Charlotte who had called a halt.
How many years were Strike and Charlotte together, on and off?
Question 3 of 20
…she had publicly dumped her Old Harrovian boyfriend for Cormoran Strike. It had been the most glorious moment of Strike’s nineteen years: he had publicly carried off Helen of Troy.
Charlotte moves on quickly, getting engaged to the ex for whom she left Strike when they were at Oxford. His name is?
Question 4 of 20
‘So she’s getting married on the fourth. I can’t even imagine what that feels like for you.’ ‘Who’s getting married?’ Strike asked.
Who breaks this news of an imminent wedding to Strike?
Question 5 of 20
Like his girlfriend, Duffield was extraordinarily photogenic…
In The Cuckoo’s Calling, Lula Landry’s boyfriend Evan’s good looks cover up bad habits – he’s a notorious…?
Question 6 of 20
The situation suited Strike perfectly. It had been a perennial problem in his relationships that the normal nights for recreation were often nights that he had to be out tailing other people’s unfaithful partners…
In Career of Evil, Strike has a girlfriend who is:
Question 7 of 20
Kinvara gave Robin a pointed up-and-down look that suggested she found the green dress inappropriate, if not indecent.
Who is Kinvara in Lethal White?
Question 8 of 20
She was some thirty years younger than Chiswell and pouting at the camera. Had she not known, Robin would have guessed them father and daughter rather than a married couple.
How many wives did Jasper Chiswell have before Kinvara?
Question 9 of 20
‘That’s over. It was over ages ago. I never talk about Jimmy. Least said, soonest mended, don’t they say?’
What is Jimmy Knight’s ex-wife’s name?
Question 10 of 20
Coco had taken some shaking loose in the weeks that followed. Strike did not feel good about it, but one advantage of being on the run from the press was that one-night stands found it far harder to track you down.
How did Strike meet brief fling Coco?
Question 11 of 20
‘Sorry, babes, talking shop,’ said Wardle, unperturbed. ‘April, Cormoran Strike. My wife,’ he added. ‘Hi,’ said Strike, extending a large hand. He would never have guessed Wardle’s wife looked like this. For reasons he was too tired to analyse, it made him like Wardle better.
What’s Eric Wardle’s wife called?
Question 12 of 20
‘I hear Kelsey had a boyfriend.’ ‘Rubbish,’ retorted Hazel, dropping back into her armchair. ‘More porkies.’ ‘What makes you—?’
‘She said his name was Niall. Niall. Honestly.’
In Career of Evil, victim Kelsey Platt’s sister doubts the existence of boyfriend Niall. She believes he’s an invention, his name inspired by a member of which band?
Question 13 of 20
The photograph showed a handsome man of around thirty, who strongly resembled his daughter. Robin thought that if she had been looking to cast a poet in a cheesy movie, she’d have put Roy Phipps’s headshot to the top of the pile.
Who is Roy Phipps to Margot Bamborough?
Question 14 of 20
In their mid-twenties they had met again, by which time Ilsa was engaged to another lawyer…Within weeks both relationships were over; a year later, Nick and Ilsa had married, with Strike as best man.
Nick and Ilsa Herbert first met where?
Question 15 of 20
‘She told me they found photographs.... Apparently he liked being tied up and he liked being photographed once restrained,’ said Ilsa with mordant matter-of- factness. ‘She told me all this as though she was talking about the gardening.’
Whose photographs are these, in The Silkworm?
Question 16 of 20
… he had successfully resisted advances, subtle or overt, from the likes of his glamorous brunette client, soon-to-be divorcées with time to kill and loneliness to assuage…
Who does Strike briefly date in The Silkworm…
Question 17 of 20
‘I’ve actually got a work conference call in the morning,’ said Kim. ‘I’ll be free by twelve. Will that be too late for you?’ The implication was clear: you’re not speaking to Anna without me present.
In Troubled Blood, Strike is hired by client Anna Phipps and her wife, Kim, who worries about re-opening the cold case. What is Kim’s profession?
Question 18 of 20
‘Hi, Robin. It’s Tom,’ said an angry voice.
Robin couldn’t for the life of her think who Tom was. She mentally ran through the cases the agency was currently working on – Two-Times, Twinkletoes, Postcard, Shifty and Bamborough – trying in vain to remember a Tom.
Who is Tom?
Question 19 of 20
Jenny and Stephen were standing on the threshold, looking so excited that an onlooker might have suspected it was they who were about to see their baby daughter for the first time, not Robin.
What name do Stephen and Jenny give their baby, Robin’s niece?
Question 20 of 20
Marry, and you get the use of your hands back. Don’t marry, and you’ll never have your hands free for anything else.
Who decided to marry, on the basis of this Tolstoy quote?