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The Mystery Classics Junkie: Bellairs Edition

If you are a follower of my blog, you would know by now I am a huge fan of Bellairs’ Chief Inspector Littlejohn series. Murder is no funny business but leave it to Bellairs to cook up a humorous mystery that will keep you chuckling until the end.

If you are a Bellairs fan (you better be if you want to be my friend!!), test your mystery classics knowledge with this first in the series Bellairs Quiz.

PART I

PART II

PART III


Part I

What happened to Sam Cheevers? In which of the Chief Inspector Littlejohn books does Sam Cheevers appear?

  1. He’d Rather be Dead
  2. Toll the Bell for Murder
  3. Death of a Busybody
  4. Bones in the Wilderness

What is Mrs Littlejohn called?

  1. Letty
  2. Betty
  3. Patricia
  4. Laura

Cromwell is shot! Which book am I talking about?

  1. Calamity at Harwood
  2. Death Drops the Pilot
  3. The Case of the Seven Whistlers
  4. Murder Makes Mistakes

What is Littlejohn’s first name?

  1. Thomas
  2. Robert
  3. Timothy
  4. Lucas

How many children does Cromwell have?

  1. Two
  2. Three
  3. Four
  4. None

Turmoil in Zion is also published as

  1. Death Sends for the Doctor
  2. Dead March for Penelope Blow
  3. Death Stops the Frolic
  4. Death in Room Five

George Bellairs was a 

  1. Francophile
  2. Pluviophile
  3. Aviphile
  4. Ailurophile

Post retirement, Bellairs moved to

  1. Isle of Wight
  2. Isle of Man
  3. Isle of  Skye
  4. Isle of Mull

A man in his birthday suit is forced to jump into an icy pool in the middle of the night. Which book am I talking about?

  1. Calamity at Harwood
  2. Littlejohn on Leave
  3. Surfeit of Suspects
  4. Death in the Wasteland

George Bellairs is the nom de plume of 

  1. Hillary Langdon
  2. Harold Blundell
  3. Jacques Clouseau 
  4. G.S. Chesterton

George Bellairs was a 

  1. Bank Manager
  2. Realtor
  3. Soldier
  4. Artist

Littlejohn adopts the murder victim’s dog. Which book am I talking about?

  1. Death of a Busybody
  2. Surfeit of Suspects
  3. Corpse at the Carnival
  4. Toll the Bell for Murder

In which of the following mysteries does Chief Inspector Littlejohn not go to France?

  1. Bones in the Wilderness
  2. Death in the Wasteland
  3. Death in High Provence
  4. Death Sends for the Doctor

PART II

What is the name of the first Inspector Littlejohn mystery?

How many Chief Inspector Littlejohn mysteries are there?

Where is the body of Ethel Tithers found in Death of a Busybody?

Why is Chief Inspector Littlejohn sent to France in Death in High Province?

Murder Will Speak was also published under the title Death Brings in the New Year. True or False?

Part III

Using the following words, complete the titles below:

What other title is Murder Masquerade better known as?

Jesuit, Bridge, Carnival, Rabbits

The Case of the Scared _________

Corpse at the __________

The Crime at Halfpenny _________

The Case of the Headless __________

Using the following words, complete the titles below:

Seven, Demented, Famished

The Case of the _______ Spiv

The Case of the _________ Parson

The Case of the _______ Whistlers

Using the following words, complete the titles below:

Train, Glasses, Night

Death in the Fearful _______

Death on the Last ________

Death in Dark ________

Match each title to the correct setting:

  1. He’d Rather Be Dead
  2. Dead March for Penelope Blow
  3. Death of a Busybody
  4. Toll the Bell for Murder
  1. Isle of Man
  2. Westcombe
  3. Nesbury
  4. Hilary Magna

Match each title to the correct setting:

  1. Death in the Wasteland
  2. Death in the Fearful Night
  3. Outrage on Gallows Hill
  1. Carleton Unthank
  2. Melchester
  3. Estérel, France

Kate, I cannot thank you enough for helping me in setting up my first ever quiz post!

8 thoughts on “The Mystery Classics Junkie: Bellairs Edition Leave a comment

  1. Haven’t read any Bellairs yet but know two of the answers I think; real name and profession. Don’t know If I am supposed to answer here.

  2. These were the answers I could think of, off the top of my head. I didn’t do the last part of the quiz, as I think they were the questions I helped you with – though for the life of me I’m not sure I remember the answers any more lol

  3. Your comments always find their way into the bin folder – not even spam! Directly to the trash! What do I do? Your answers haven’t reached yet – UK has banned travel to India currently, maybe the answers are still waiting at the airport?

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