Troubled Blood Quiz
Theres a lot to take in, in Troubled Blood, and no wonder…Strike and Robin have to investigate clues and witnesses that take them from 1974 to present day. To get the most enjoyment out of this quiz (and a better result!), we recommend reading the book before attempting!
Question 1 of 10
‘We doctors are like everybody else. It is a popular myth that all of us must love humanity in the round. The irony is that our biggest liability as a practice was Brenner himself. He was an addict!’
What nickname does nurse Janice Beattie give the drugs Brenner was over-ordering?
Question 2 of 10
Through the open door he saw Robin enter the outer office, followed by Saul Morris, who was holding a bunch of flowers. He closed the dividing door on them, then his tired brain processed the flowers and the date.
Who has Saul Morris bought flowers for?
Question 3 of 10
You know what happened a month after she vanished?’ ‘What?’ ‘Lord Lucan disappeared,’ said Layborn. ‘You try and keep a missing GP on the front pages after a peer of the realm’s nanny gets bludgeoned to death and he goes on the run.
When did Margot Bamborough disappear?
Question 4 of 10
‘Dennis Creed’s still alive, you know,’ said Strike, watching trees blur out of the window. ‘I was reading about him online this morning.’ ‘Where is he?’ asked Robin.
Serial killer Dennis Creed’s is locked in a high security unit at…
Question 5 of 10
‘Anna knows her dad was ill that day. She’s always known'
Cynthia Phipps is at pains to remind Strike that Anna’s father has a bleeding disorder, ruling him out of all suspicion. What is his disorder called?
Question 6 of 10
‘Well, he was stopping people on the street, afterwards, telling them he’d killed Margot!’ Irene told Strike excitedly… Dorothy wasn’t going to tell the police, not Dorothy, she was all “load of stuff and nonsense”, “he’s a lunatic”, but I said to her, “What if he actually did do it, Dorothy, and you haven’t told anyone?”’
Irene gives Strike the name of this suspect incorrectly. What’s his actual surname?
Question 7 of 10
The perfume department turned out to be small, about the size of Strike’s office. He sidled into the crowded space, passing beneath a cupola painted with stars, to find himself surrounded by shelves laden with fragile cargos of glass bottles.
Why does Strike’s attempt to buy Robin perfume for Christmas go wrong?
Question 8 of 10
As you’ve just pointed out, a lot of the people connected with her or who witnessed anything that night are likely to have died.’ ‘I know,’ said Anna, and a tear trickled, sparkling, down her nose.
Which of the following witnesses to Margot’s disappearance is still alive?
Question 9 of 10
Robin knew her face must have fallen when she looked up and saw Linda watching her. ‘Bad news?’ ‘No, just Strike.’ ‘On Christmas Day?’ said Linda sharply.
Why does Strike email on Christmas day?
Question 10 of 10
‘It’s all bollocks, and we’ve got enough mystic crap swimming round this case without adding star signs. The medium and the holy place, Talbot and Baphomet—’
What is Strike’s star sign?