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Answers to December crime question – Tartan Noir Quiz

1. In Val McDermid The Distant Echo, What was the nickname that the four students give to their group while at University

The Lads Fae Kirkcaldy

2. In Lin Anderson, Deadly Code, What is the name of the island where Rhona Macleod grew up

Isle of Skye

3. What two Scottish Crime Fiction Novels have has a similar storyline to two major catastrophes that have happend in Scotland

Locherbie Bombing – Quintin Jardine – Skinners Ordeal

Dunblane Shooting – Ian Rankin – A Question of Blood

4. In Ian Rankins Malcolm Fox Novels, What is the official name given to the team that Malcom Fox works for

Complaints and Conduct Department

5. How many times has Denise Mina won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Two Times 2012, 2013

6. What is the name of the Scottish Crime Writing Festival that takes place over a weekend in September in Stirling

Bloody Scotland

7. In Peter Mays The Blackhouse, What is the English equivalent to the Female Gaelic name Marsaillie


8. In Aline Templetons DI Marjory Fleming series, What is the fictional name of the Dunfrieshire town where the Police HQ is set


9. What book won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year in 2013

Malcolm Mackay – How a Gun Man Says Goodbye

10. In Stuart McBrides book Birthdays for the Dead, What is the name of the fictional Scottish city where the book Is set


11. In Gillian Galbraiths Alice Reid Series, The Novel The Road to Hell sees Alice have to deal with two major upsets, What we’re they

She was Suspended from Work pending a Disciplinary Hearing
Her Boyfriend was Killed in a Hit and Run Accident

12. How many different Series of Books has Tony Black written

3 – Gus Dury – Rob Brennan and Doug Michie

13. In Micheal J Malone Blood Tears, How does Ray McBain escape police custody when he became a suspect in the murders

He manages to convince his colleagues not to handcuffs him and then when his guards are having a conversation with another colleagues near the fire escape door he quickly and silently opens the door and escapes. Hiding in the car park between the cars. Then his ally and colleagues Daryl has left his car keys in the wheel trim of his car and let’s Ray know to use them to escape.

14. Which author has written novels called Ghost in the Machine, Devil in the Detail, Fire in the Blood, Dyed in the Wool and Shot through the heart

Ed James

15. In Anna Smith’s Rosie Gilmour Series, What newspaper does Rosie work for

The Post

16. In Mark Douglas-Home Sea Detective Series, What is the name of Cal McGill ex wife

Rachel Newby

17. At the moment how many novels and short stories are they in the DCI Andy Gilchrist Series by Frank Muir

5 – Eye for an Eye,
Hand for a Hand,
Tooth for a Tooth,
Life for a Life
A Chirstmas Tail

18. What are the Jobs of Lorimers wife Maggie and Sollys wife Rosie in Alex Gray Novels

Maggie – High School English Teacher
Rosie – Pathologist

19.  Can you name two authors that have set there books in the city of Discovery, Dundee

Chris Longmuir and Russell D MacLean

20. In Myra Duffy Isle of Bute Mystery Series, What is the name of Alson Cameron’s Husband and Younger Daughter who appear in some of the novels

Simon and Deborah


Can you put Ann Cleeves Shetland Series in Order of Publication

Raven Black
White Nights
Red Bones
Blue Lightning
Dead Water

In Ken McClure Steven Dunbar Novels, What is the name of the fictional government body that Steven Dunbar works for

Sci – Med


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