Quiz about The Christie Murder Atlas
Quiz about The Christie Murder Atlas

The Christie Murder Atlas Trivia Quiz


Think you know where all the bodies are located in Agatha Christie's tales of murder and mayhem? BEWARE: there are spoilers and red herrings ahead!

A multiple-choice quiz by LindaC007. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
LindaC007
Time
4 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
256,321
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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1. In what mystery do Hercule Poirot and Capt. Hastings hurry off to Merlinville, in the south of France, after receiving a letter from Paul Renuald with the words "For God's sake, come!"? Hint

Murder In Retrospect (aka "Five Little Pigs")
Murder on the Links
Murder After Hours (aka "The Hollow")
The ABC Murders

2. In what Hercule Poirot mystery, whose cast of characters included an evil old matriarch named Mrs. Boynton and her nervy stepchildren, did a mysterious death occur during an outing to Petra? Hint

Murder in Mesopotamia
Appointment With Death
Death Comes As the End
Death on the Nile

3. In what posh London restaurant had Rosemary Barton drank a toast with cyanide-laced champagne a year before the events in "Remembered Death" (aka "Sparkling Cyanide")? Hint

Luxembourg
The Pukka Sahib
Prometheus
Majestic

4. What was the name of the house, owned by the competent Mrs. Rowena Drake, which was the scene of a deadly game of bobbing for apples in the Mrs. Ariadne Oliver/Hercule Poirot mystery "Hallowe'en Party"? Hint

Greenway House
The Cedars
Chimneys
The Apple Trees

5. Everyone at the Jolly Roger Hotel felt so sorry for poor sun-challenged Christine when her fool of a husband, Patrick Redfern, began dancing attendance on femme fatale Arlena Marshall. What was the name of the island where the Jolly Roger was located, in Hercule Poirot"s "Evil Under The Sun"? Hint

Smuggler's Island
Indian Island
Treasure Island
Skull Island

6. Not all of Miss Marple's bodies were found in her home village of St. Mary Mead (though a lot were). What was the scene of the deadly murder party in "A Murder Is Announced"? Hint

Little Paddock, Chipping Cleghorn
Monkswell Manor, Harpleden
The Burrows, Ottery St. Catchpole
End House, St. Loo

7. What was the name of the school for delinquent boys ran by Lewis Serrocold, husband of Miss Marple's old school chum, Carrie Louise, which was the crime scene in the Marple mystery "Murder With Mirrors" (aka "They Do It With Mirrors")? Hint

The Serrocold Academy
Meadowbrook School
Stonygates
St. Brutus' Secure Center for Incurably Criminal Boys

8. In which Tuppence and Tommy mystery did they find themselves guests at the Sans Souci Hotel in Leahampton while trying to decipher a Nazi plot for British Intelligence? Hint

Postern of Fate
N or M
By The Pricking Of My Thumbs
Partners In Crime

9. It was up to Scotland Yard Superintendent Battle to figure out who bashed Lady Camilla Tressilian on the head at her seaside home of Gull Point, in what Christie mystery? Hint

Towards Zero (aka "Come and Be Hanged")
Crooked House
Endless Night
Appointment With Death

10. In Hercule Poirot"s "Thirteen At Dinner" (aka "Lord Edgeware Dies"), Lord Edgeware's body was found in Room 113 at Bertram's Hotel in London.

True
False


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what mystery do Hercule Poirot and Capt. Hastings hurry off to Merlinville, in the south of France, after receiving a letter from Paul Renuald with the words "For God's sake, come!"?

Answer: Murder on the Links

Paul Renauld may have been very rich but he was also very desperate when he sent that letter to Hercule Poirot in London--and it got action, too. Poirot and his friend Capt. Hastings hurried off but arrived only in time to avenge a "Murder On The Links" (1923). It was in the course of his usual bumbling about that faithful Hastings met his "Cinderella".
2. In what Hercule Poirot mystery, whose cast of characters included an evil old matriarch named Mrs. Boynton and her nervy stepchildren, did a mysterious death occur during an outing to Petra?

Answer: Appointment With Death

On his first night in Jerusalem, the words "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" drift through Hercule Poirot's open window and later seem to have been an omen of events which culminate at Petra in "Appointment With Death" (1938). Nasty old Mrs. Boynton, who kept her family trapped in her web like a bloated, sadistic spider, was really a piece of work, wasn't she?
3. In what posh London restaurant had Rosemary Barton drank a toast with cyanide-laced champagne a year before the events in "Remembered Death" (aka "Sparkling Cyanide")?

Answer: Luxembourg

Rosemary Barton committed suicide by toasting her birthday with a cyanide and champagne cocktail at London's posh Luxembourg restaurant--or did she? That is what her younger sister, Iris Marle, hopes to find out by recreating the fateful dinner party a year later in "Remembered Death" (1945) also published as "Sparkling Cyanide".
4. What was the name of the house, owned by the competent Mrs. Rowena Drake, which was the scene of a deadly game of bobbing for apples in the Mrs. Ariadne Oliver/Hercule Poirot mystery "Hallowe'en Party"?

Answer: The Apple Trees

Mrs. Oliver was visiting her friend Judith Butler in Woodleigh Common when Joyce Reynolds, a 13-year old with a vivid imagination, boasted to her about witnessing a murder. Joyce was a show-off so only one person believed her--the one who later that evening held the child's head down in a large bucket of water at a children's party hosted by Mrs. Drake at The Apple Trees.

It was a particularly nasty crime and Mrs. Oliver hurried back to London to fetch Hercule Poirot to help her solve the mystery of the "Hallowe'en Party".
5. Everyone at the Jolly Roger Hotel felt so sorry for poor sun-challenged Christine when her fool of a husband, Patrick Redfern, began dancing attendance on femme fatale Arlena Marshall. What was the name of the island where the Jolly Roger was located, in Hercule Poirot"s "Evil Under The Sun"?

Answer: Smuggler's Island

It was late summer and Hercule Poirot was on holiday at the Jolly Roger Hotel, an exclusive resort on Smuggler's Island off the English coast, where the monied relaxed and played under the sun. As the title says, Poirot also found "Evil Under The Sun" in this very entertaining 1941 Christie mystery.
6. Not all of Miss Marple's bodies were found in her home village of St. Mary Mead (though a lot were). What was the scene of the deadly murder party in "A Murder Is Announced"?

Answer: Little Paddock, Chipping Cleghorn

When Miss Letitia Blacklock's friends read the following item in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 pm", they naturally show up at her door ready for an innocent evening of murder role playing. Things become really complicated when a real body turns up and Miss Blacklock denies ever placing the announcement in the Gazette at all! Miss Marple is in the neighborhood and soon helps Detective Craddock sort out the mystery in "A Murder Is Announced" (1950).
7. What was the name of the school for delinquent boys ran by Lewis Serrocold, husband of Miss Marple's old school chum, Carrie Louise, which was the crime scene in the Marple mystery "Murder With Mirrors" (aka "They Do It With Mirrors")?

Answer: Stonygates

Sisters Ruth Van Rydock and Carrie Louise Serrocold had been friends of Miss Marple's since their school days. Ruth was very concerned about Carrie Louise, so Miss Marple set off at once to Stonygates to check on her old friend. All was not well at Stonygates as Miss Marple found out when a murder was committed which reminded Miss Marple of a conjuror's trick done with mirrors in "Murder With Mirrors" (1952) also published as "They Do It With Mirrors".
8. In which Tuppence and Tommy mystery did they find themselves guests at the Sans Souci Hotel in Leahampton while trying to decipher a Nazi plot for British Intelligence?

Answer: N or M

Tommy, sans Tuppence, was supposed to be taking a routine job pushing papers for Mr. Grant of British Intelligence in Scotland. His actual mission was to decipher a Nazi plot in Leahampton surrounding the murder of a British secret agent. Arriving at the Sans Souci Hotel, whose name seemed part of a code, who should Tommy meet but Mrs Blenkensop (aka Tuppence)! Together the duo face danger and intrigue to solve the case of "N or M" (1941). Tuppence and Tommy fans know that the pair's first outing was in "Secret Adversary' way back in 1922 and their final mystery was "Postern of Fate" (1974).
9. It was up to Scotland Yard Superintendent Battle to figure out who bashed Lady Camilla Tressilian on the head at her seaside home of Gull Point, in what Christie mystery?

Answer: Towards Zero (aka "Come and Be Hanged")

Who wanted Lady Camilla dead badly enough to bash her on the head at Gull Point, her seaside home? Was it Neville Strange, her stepson? He had a 50,000 motive and all the evidence, perhaps too much evidence, pointed straight at him. It was up to Superintendent Battle to sift through the clues and the red herrings and solve "Towards Zero" (1944) aka "Come and Be Hanged".
10. In Hercule Poirot"s "Thirteen At Dinner" (aka "Lord Edgeware Dies"), Lord Edgeware's body was found in Room 113 at Bertram's Hotel in London.

Answer: False

Lord Edgeware's body was found in the library of his London home in this 1933 Hercule Poirot mystery. Is thirteen an unlucky number to have gathered around the dining table? It seemed awfully lucky for actress Jane Wilkinson when she was one of thirteen present at Sir Montague Corner's dinner party at the time her estranged husband was being murdered--and a person can't be in two places at once, can they? Betram's Hotel was just a red herring as fans of Miss Marple's "At Betram's Hotel" (1965) already know. I do hope you had fun taking "The Christie Murder Atlas:.
Source: Author LindaC007

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