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Tecumseh Fox by Rex Stout
"Rex Stout, famous for Nero Wolfe mystery novels, also wrote several mystery novels starring Tecumseh Fox, a very unusual man. This quiz is about "The Broken Vase" and "The Sound of Murder" - circa 1941."
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In "The Broken Vase", an aspiring concert violinist commits suicide after his debut at Carnegie Hall. He was technically perfect, but the tone from his violin was mediocre. What was the reason?
His Oksmann Stradivarius had been stolen
Varnish had been poured inside the violin, deadening the sound
His pianist was incompetent
The jealous stage manager ruined the stage acoustics
After Jan Tusar, the violinist, shot himself in his dressing room, the police investigation at Carnegie Hall discovered what about the violin?
It was a fake Stradivarius
A radio transmitter was inside
It was mis-tuned
It was missing
A note sent to the sister of Jan Tusar suggested that a plot by Nazi supporters was involved. Fox discounted this for what reason?
It was signed by Abe Goldstein
It was signed by Rudolf Hess
A swastika on the letter was counter-clockwise
The paper was unavailable in Germany
Tecumseh Fox in both novels had his home base where?
Upstate New York - a house and land called the zoo
An estate on Long Island
An office in the Empire State building
An old mansion in New Jersey called the castle
Tecumseh Fox carried an assortment of business cards. They named various companies that he supposedly worked for.
The A. in A. Hicks stood for?
In "The Broken Vase", the murderer loved rare Chinese vases but broke one [secretly] himself to give a reason to his rich wife to switch to collecting what?
rare musical instruments
In "The Sound of Murder", the story revolves around a brand new industry in 1941 USA. It is everywhere today. It is...
In all of the stories Tecumseh Fox loves to eat oysters and.....
In "The Sound of Murder", what is Tecumseh Fox doing at the beginning of the story?
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Compiled Jun 28 12