Question 1 of 9
Aleister Crowley, who seems to have influenced Talbot more than anyone else, called himself ‘Baphomet’ and also connected Baphomet both with the devil and the sign of Capricorn.
By which other nickname did Aleister Crowley often refer to himself?
Question 2 of 9
‘I’ve got something to tell you,’ Linda said, when she had closed the driver’s door. Instead of turning the key in the ignition, Linda turned to Robin, looking almost fearful. A sickening jolt of panic turned Robin’s stomach upside down.
What news does Robin’s mother break to her?
Question 3 of 9
He’s played with the families of his known victims for years. Likes hinting he did more women, without giving any details. Some journalist interviewed him in the early eighties, but that was the last time they let anyone talk to him.
How many known victims of Dennis Creed (including survivors) are there?
Question 4 of 9
‘Who’s Schmidt?’ ‘No idea,’ said Strike, ‘but he or she is all over the notes, correcting signs.’ ‘All the chances to get actual evidence lost,’ said Robin quietly, ‘while Talbot was checking everyone’s horoscope.’
What are the additional signs in Schmidt’s 14-sign zodiac?
Question 5 of 9
When she opened the door, she knew immediately that Strike, who was peering down at her with unfocused eyes, was drunk. ‘Sorry I’m late,’ he said thickly. ‘Can I have a pee?’
Strike comes to dinner at Robin’s flat. Where has he been beforehand?
Question 6 of 9
Elderly people rode mobility scooters up and down Grand Parade. Families strolled past, eating ice cream. Plume-tailed Maltese, fat pugs and panting chihuahuas trotted over the hot pavements alongside their owners.
Which seaside resort town do Strike and Robin visit together in Troubled Blood?
Question 7 of 9
‘Margot said she’d had a line from Court and Spark running through her head, all day long…She raved about that album. It was a line from the song “The Same Situation”.
Which 70s folk-style singer was Margot Bamborough enamoured with?
Question 8 of 9
‘They,’ she pointed at Strike and Robin, ‘haven’t tracked you down because it was routine enquiries, have they? You didn’t change your bloody name because it was routine enquiries!
Which of the following is not one of Steve Douthwaite’s aliases?
Question 9 of 9
“You can only carry a weight and use your hands, if you strap the weight to your back. Marry, and you get the use of your hands back. Don’t marry, and you’ll never have your hands free for anything else. Look at Mazankov, at Krupov. They’ve ruined their careers for the sake of women.”
Polworth tells Strike he was convinced to wed his girlfriend by this quote from a Russian classic. Who wrote the persuasive lines?