Do you know your fictional detectives?

Most of us enjoy a good mystery and an engaging sleuth who leads us to whodunnit. Could you make a good detective? Do you have the memory, attention to detail and persistence required?

Take this short test now and find out if you have what it takes. How much do you know about the detectives that appear in books, film and on TV? Have you been paying attention?

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  1. What is the first name of Dr Watson, the friend to Sherlock Holmes?
  2. Murder She Wrote features Jessica Fletcher. What is her maiden name?
  3. In Murder on the Orient Express, what is the name of the victim?
  4. What is the nationality of writer Georges Simenon who created Maigret?
  5. What was the title of the theme music to the British TV drama series Van de Valk starring Barry Foster?
  6. Who created the detective Reg Wexford?
  7. Where is detective John Rebus based?
  8. From where did John Barnaby move to Midsomer to replace his detective cousin Tom?
  9. What were the names of the guard dogs at the estate in Hawaii where Thomas Magnum lived?
  10. What was the name of Mary Beth's husband in Cagney and Lacey?

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