It’s been 100 years since Agatha Christie’s first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published. What better way to celebrate the works of the bestselling novelist of all time than exercising your ‘little grey cells’?
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The Sunday Quiz: Agatha Christie
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0-4 You have the deductive skills of Captain Hastings. Your crime solving technique would likely amount to repeatedly asking all the suspects if they did it, in the hope somebody would confess out of pity or boredom.
5-8 Not bad, you may not quite have Miss Marple’s ability to spot the cold blooded killer in a seemingly harmless gaggle of Middle-England stereotypes, but at least you have her impressive aptitude for drinking tea.
9-10 Hugely impressive. Your incredible powers of reason are the envy of your peers, although your immaculately maintained moustache continues to divide opinion.
Where was the ‘famous French detective’ Hercule Poirot born and raised?
In 1926, in perhaps her greatest mystery, Christie disappeared for 11 days sparking a nationwide search. She was eventually found, unharmed, in a hotel in Harrogate. Bizarrely she had checked under the name Theresa Neele. Whose name was this?
Christie wrote six romantic novels under a pseudonym. What name did she choose?
What was Miss Marple’s first name?
Which fictional, no-nonsense female crime novelist and Christie creation did the writer admit “does have a strong dash of myself”?
In the novel Murder on the Links, Poirot enters into a wager with arrogant French detective Giraud, whereby whichever sleuth solved the murder first would collect 500 francs from the other. The stakes were raised somewhat for the television adaptation; had he not cracked the case what would have been his forfeit?
What might surprise people about Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel And Then There Were None?
Christie’s stage play The Mousetrap is famous for what reason?
Who is the only actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for playing Poirot?