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Quiz: Which Location?

As we’ve seen time and time again, the location of a book is just as important as the characters and the plot. Some authors would argue even more so – Kate Mosse recently spoke at the Cheltenham Festival about how she felt incredibly strongly that the setting for her books came first.

When you have a series of books location can become even more important, with writers coming up with ingenious ways to keep their detectives occupied (just why doesn’t anyone move out of Midsomer?)

How well do you know the stalwarts of crime fiction? The Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirots that are synonymous with a specific location and time, that evoke the feel of a place from their very mannerisms. Can you connect the following Detectives to their beat?

Match the Detective to their Location


How well did you do? Let us know in the comments below.


    Oh dear. Not read enough Scandinavian crime books obviously. Still did better than I expected.

    I did surprisingly well – 75%! I’m a bit better, well a lot better, with slightly more local authors like Elly Griffiths (North Norfolk), Stephen Booth (Peak District) and Steven Dunne (Derby). My novels are set in Derby in the early 1970s. Perhaps one day ….

    11/12 – need to read some Icelandic #crimefiction Good fun, thanks @deadgoodbooks

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