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Miss Marple A to Z (almost!)

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Miss Marple A to Z almost game quiz
"Miss Jane Marple lives in St. Mary Mead, in England. She has investigated many cases. This quiz deals with the characters in the books, including the victims and murderers. It deals with the full-length novels only. Warning - spoilers ahead! Enjoy!"

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1. A is for announced, and "A Murder is Announced". Who was the owner of Little Paddocks, where a murder is supposed to occur?
    Letitia Blacklock
    Bunch Harmon
    Amy Murtgatroyd
    Laura Easterbrook


2. B is for body and "The Body in the Library". What was the name of the Bantry's home?
    Yew Tree Lodge
    Danemead
    Gossington Hall
    Old Hall


3. C is for Sir Henry Clithering who first appeared in "The Murder at the Vicarage". He is the ex-commissionaire of Scotland Yard - a good friend of the Bantry's and Miss Marple. His nephew is Dermot Craddock, also in the police force. Which book did Dermot Craddock first appear in?
    At Bertram's Hotel
    A Murder is Announced
    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
    4:50 from Paddington


4. D is for Reverend Caleb Dane Calthorp who appeared in "The Moving Finger". Miss Marple stays with him, and his wife, Maud, for a while. What was the village called?
    Market Basing
    St Mary Mead
    Market Drayton
    Lymstock


5. E is for Lucy Eylesbarrow who appeared in "4.50 from Paddington". Lucy first met Miss Marple when Miss Marple was recovering from an illness. Which illness?
    Pneumonia
    Influenza
    Heart attack
    Tuberculosis


6. F is for Rex Fortescue who appeared in "A Pocket Full of Rye". Rex was the first death in the book. What was Rex's job?
    Butcher
    Banker
    Magistrate
    Police officer


7. G is for Randall Goedler who appeared in "A Murder is Announced". He was a wealthy businessman who died before the book began. He left his vast fortune to his wife, Belle Goedler. Where did Belle now live?
    Wales
    England
    Scotland
    Ireland


8. H is for hotel and "At Bertram's Hotel". Something seems wrong to Miss Marple, when she comes to stay at the hotel. Nothing seems to have changed since she stayed there many years ago, although there is a distinct American presence now. Mickey Gorman was the commissionaire at Bertram's. How did he die?
    Food poisoning
    Stabbed
    Run over by a car
    Shot


9. I is for investigating. Miss Marple is assisted by various police officers during her cases. There is one in particular, who did not conceal his dislike of Miss Marple's interfering. Who was it?
    Sergeant Fletcher
    Detective Inspector Primer
    Inspector Slack
    Inspector Curry


10. J is for Conway Jefferson, who appeared in "The Body in the Library". How did his wife and his children die?
    Plane crash
    Mountain accident
    Car accident
    Train crash


11. K is for Molly Kendall who appeared in "A Caribbean Mystery". She owned a hotel, with her husband, Tim. What was the name of the hotel?
    Golden Palm Hotel
    The Imperial
    St. Honore
    The Majestic


12. L is for Lewis Serracold who appeared in "They do it with Mirrors". What sort of establishment has Lewis created, at Stoneygates?
    Mental Hospital
    Orphanage
    Nursing home
    Reform school for delinquent boys


13. M is for mirror and "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side". Which poet wrote 'The Lady of Shallott', which is where the title came from?
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    William Shakespeare
    T. S. Elliot
    William Wordsworth


14. N is for "Nemesis". Miss Marple reads of the death of Jason Rafiel, who she met in "A Caribbean Mystery". Rafiel wrote to Miss Marple, before his death - the letter was delivered after his death. He wants her to find out if his son, Michael, really murdered his girlfriend, Verity Hunt. What does Verity mean?
    Truth
    Faith
    Charity
    Hope


15. O is for overseas and "A Caribbean Mystery". Miss Marple is relaxing in the West Indies, but murder is not far away. One of the other holidaymakers is a Major Palgrave. How did he die?
    Strangled
    Blood poisoning
    Overdose of pills
    Blow to the head


16. P is for Poison Pen letters and "The Moving Finger". Jerry (Jeremy) Burton and his sister, Joanna, come to a quiet village. What was Jerry's profession?
    Code breaker
    Soldier
    Farmer
    Pilot


17. Q is for Doctor Quimper who appeared in "4:50 from Paddington". He cares for the Crackenthorpe family. What sort of poisoning did he think Luther Crackenthorpe was suffering from?
    Carbon monoxide
    Arsenic
    Cyanide
    Strychnine


18. R is for Giles and Gwenda Reed, who appeared in "Sleeping Murder". What nationality was Gwenda?
    Canadian
    Australian
    New Zealander
    Austrian


19. S is for "Sleeping Murder". What were the flowers on the wallpaper, in the nursery, in the Reed's home?
    Cornflowers and poppies
    Daisies and Dandelions
    Buttercups and Forget-me-nots
    Roses and Tulips


20. T is for "They do it with Mirrors". Carrie Louise, Miss Marple's old friend, had been married how many times?
    4
    1
    3
    2


21. U is for understanding - something Miss Marple is very good at. In "Nemesis", Miss Marple gets a message from beyond the grave, from Jason Rafiel. Miss Marple goes on a coach tour, and meets several interesting people. Which of these characters used to be a headmistress?
    Anthea Bradbury-Scott
    Miss Cooke
    Lavinia Glynne
    Elizabeth Temple


22. V is for Vicarage and "The Murder at the Vicarage". Which room was the unpopular Colonel Protheroe found dead in?
    Conservatory
    Study
    Dining room
    Hall


23. W is for Raymond West. He is Miss Marple's nephew. What is his profession?
    Writer
    Artist
    Actor
    Policeman


24. No X so Y is for Yew Tree Lodge, which appeared in "A Pocket Full of Rye". The Fortescue family was a very large one. What was the name of Rex Fortescue's daughter?
    Adele
    Elaine
    Jennifer
    Patricia


25. Finally, Z is for Ella Zielinsky who appeared in "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side". What killed her?
    Cocaine
    Veronal
    Heroin
    Prussic Acid


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