The Quirky Quiz prize of a copy of Margery Allingham's classic Tiger In The Smoke will soon be winging it's way to the winner in British Columbia.
The internet is really incredible in allowing communication across the globe, and one day in the distant future perhaps we will even be able to get a radio or phone signal in the Exe Valley near Tiverton.
Back to the answers, we had got to:
6) By what name is Salvatore Lombino better known?
He is Ed McBain, author of the 87th Precinct police procedurals.
But he was also Evan Hunter creator of The Blackboard Jungle, and a brilliant screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
7) Which detective has a housekeeper named Adelina?
I should have said housekeeper and cook, but that would have made it too easy. Glutton and gourmet Salvo Montalbano of course.
8) Which famous crime writer also wrote a History of the War in the Aleutians?
I was thinking of Dashiell Hammett, but I learned that Edgar winner Brian Garfield had also written a book about the Aleutian conflict.
9) Which detective tracked down a killer known as "Pit Bull"?
Ispettore Grazia Negro, in Carlo Lucarelli's thrilling Day After Day.
10) Which crime writer worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency?
Dorothy L. Sayers, and she used this experience in writing Murder Must Advertise.
11) Who starts a novel on a diet of Lemsip and Greek yoghurt?
Jack Taylor in Ken Bruen's novel The Dramatist.
12) Which city had sixteen different police forces?
Milan after of the collapse of Mussolini's fascist regime in 1943. Mentioned in the preface to Carlo Lucarelli's De Luca Trilogy books, Carte Blanche, That Damned Season and Via delle Oche.
13) Which detective should never play cards?
This was a bit of a nasty trick question: because poker is a game of chance [with some skill] and although the Busted Flush was won in a poker game I thought it might be lost if John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee kept playing.
That's it, thanks to all those who participated and I hope to produce another slightly easier Quirky Quiz before the end of the month.