Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I WANT MY MUMMY!

Answers to Contest #6 are as follows:


1)The first Girl Detective to appear in a series was:
a-Judy Bolton
b-Nancy Drew
c-VIOLET STRANGE
d-Trixie Belden


Has anyone out there read the Violet Strange stories? I'd love an essay on VS. Let me know if you're interested!

2)Girl sleuth Judy Bolton married which of her devoted suitors?
a-Ned Nickerson
b-Arthur Farrington-Pett
c-Frank Hardy
d-PETER DOBBS

Peter Dobbs. The name says it all, doesn't it? Good old salt of the earth, regular guy, and career boy next door Peter Dobbs. None of those wealthy, effete Arthur Farrington-Petts for our girl Judy. We all know you CANNOT trust a hypenated man.

3)Which actress was fired from playing Nancy Drew due to racy photographs in a men’s
magazine?
a-PAMELA SUE MARTIN
b-Bonita Granville
c-Emma Roberts
4-Maggie Lawson

Yeah, good career move, Pammy. Love everything you've done since.

4)The “Mother of Detective Fiction” was:
a-Agatha Christie
b-Mary Roberts Rinehart
c-ANNA KATHERINE GREEN
d-Mildred Wirt Benson

Anna Katherine Green was the creator of Violet Strange--see above. Violet is not her only claim to fame, but it's the one we like her best for here at Girl Detective.

5)Girl Detective Veronica Mars fights crime in what small town?
a-Cabot Cove
b-NEPTUNE
c-River Heights
d-St. Mary’s Mead

6)Kate Mulgrew starred in which TV detective series that was later retitled Kate
Loves a Mystery?
a-The Snoop Sisters
b-Police Woman
c-Honey West
d-MRS. COLUMBO

That's one of the odder spin-off ideas Hollywood cooked up. I mean,
picture Columbo. Picture Mrs. Columbo. Are you getting Kate Mulgrew?
'Cause my receiver is picking up something utterly different. Maybe
Mildred, the MacMillan's housekeeper?

7)Jessica Fletcher, the middle-aged mystery-writing amateur sleuth who means
death to friends and family when she comes to visit is:
a-a spinster
b-divorced
c-WIDOWED
d-separated from Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Yeah, and has anyone looked into Mr. Fletcher's early death?

8)Sister sleuths Jean and Louise are part of which detecting
family?
a-the Bobbseys
b-the Beldens
c-the Danas
d-the Ames

Despite having sisters (it was not always the successful venture it is these days), I adored the Dana Sisters--and yet, somehow I could never FIND any of their books, so I've only read two of them.

9)The original team of Charlie's Angels trained as police women in which major
metropolitan city?
a-LOS ANGELES
b-San Francisco
c-New York
d-BostonQuestion

10) Kellie Martin stars as an amateur sleuth and bookseller in which TV series?
a-Veronica Mars
b-MYSTERY WOMAN
c-Jane Doe
d-Ghost Whisperer

So how'd you do on it?

5 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

Peter Dobbs. The name says it all, doesn't it? Good old salt of the earth, regular guy, and career boy next door Peter Dobbs.

I love Peter Dobbs. I always want to smack Arthur. *g*

I adored the Dana Sisters--and yet, somehow I could never FIND any of their books, so I've only read two of them.

Really? I own four of them. And I'm pretty sure I've read more than that, though I have no idea how I managed it...

I think I did pretty well, even though I was just playing for kicks this time around. :)

Graham said...

Not to pick nits, but didn't Pamela Sue Martin go on to star in DALLAS as Bobby's wife?

As always, I could be wrong.

girldetective said...

Graham, Graham, Graham. A youth misspent watching TV melodrama is catching you up! I believe you are thinking of DYNASTY where PSM played naughty, headstrong FALLON, Charlie's--er, Blake's daughter. Okay, I grant you the DYNASTY gig, but where is PSM now? I feel bitter about this because I thought she made a great Nancy Drew. I've long suspected that Nancy wasn't quite as goody goody as she appeared--it was just her useful disguise.

Mark said...

I would have done pretty well with this list. However, I must dock you points for not actually using Trixie Belden in an answer, although you did have her as a wrong answer a couple times.

girldetective said...

Hey Mark! I didn't think about that, but for you TB fans (oh, THERE'S an unfortunate set of initials) check out Shelley M.'s post on the influence of Trixie on her own writing.