Take this test to find out which literary detective you're most like!
You're Kinsey Millhone! You're a down-to-earth loner who likes to bend the rules, but not break them. You've got a few good friends you'd do anything for, and probably have! You prefer a night in with a peanut butter and pickle sandwich, but you don't mind a glass of white wine with friends once in a while.
"Kinsey Millhone was born May 5, 1950, in Santa Teresa, California, to Rita and Randall Millhone. Kinsey's mother was from a well-to-do family from Lompoc, but became estranged from them when she met and married Randall Millhone. Randy was a postal worker of which little more is known.
At the age of five, Kinsey was in a horrific car accident in which both of her parents were killed. Kinsey survived the accident but has never gotten over the trauma of losing her parents at such an early age. ...
[... ] she became a police officer with the Santa Teresa Police Department. She had trouble dealing with the bureaucracy and the attitude toward women officers at the time and she quit after two years.
... In her mid twenties, Kinsey studied to become a private investigator, got her license, and landed her first job with a detective agency a couple of years later. In her late twenties, Kinsey went freelance and got office space with California Fidelity Insurance, with whom she had worked part time some years earlier." http://www.suegrafton.com/kinsey-millhone.php
Find out more about Kinsey Millhone in Sue Grafton's 'alphabet murders' series! Start with A is for Alibi and work your way to Y is for Yesterday - they're all available through the Saskatoon Public Library in all formats (book, ebook, audiobook, DAISY, large print)!
You're Maisie Dobbs! You understand people are complicated and can act in strange ways. You are independent and wary of letting new people into your heart. You love deeply and are most comfortable surrounded by friends and family!
"Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion, only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer, Lady Rowan Compton. Fearing dismissal, Maisie is shocked when she discovers that her thirst for education is to be supported by Lady Rowan and a family friend, Dr. Maurice Blanche. But The Great War intervenes in Maisie’s plans, and soon after commencement of her studies at Girton College, Cambridge, Maisie enlists for nursing service overseas.
Years later, in 1929, having apprenticed to the renowned Maurice Blanche, a man revered for his work with Scotland Yard, Maisie sets up her own business. Her first assignment, a seemingly tedious inquiry involving a case of suspected infidelity, takes her not only on the trail of a killer, but back to the war she had tried so hard to forget." https://jacquelinewinspear.com/books/maisie-dobbs/
Read more about Maisie Dobbs in Jacqueline Winspear's novels. Start with Maisie Dobbs and read all the way to The American Agent - all are available through the Saskatoon Public Library as books, ebooks and audiobooks.
You're Flavia de Luce! You're the most intelligent and curious one in your family even though very few take notice. You love to spend time figuring out puzzles and reading books. You're not a fan of long journeys, but you love learning and travel when necessary.
"Flavia is the youngest daughter of the de Luce family. At the age of 12, she has already spent her life dealing with a mother who went missing when she was a baby, a continually distant father and two challenging older sisters. Left mostly to her own devices, Flavia spends her time in her deceased uncle, Tarquin’s, chemistry laboratory where she conducts her own experiments. She also has a unusual habit of stumbling over dead bodies and into mysteries." https://www.timesleader.com/features/627595/on-the-books-flavia-de-luce-is-an-unlikely-heroine-in-alan-bradleys-mystery-series
Read Flavia de Luce's adventures in Alan Bradley's ten lovely novels, from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to The Golden Tresses of the Dead - all of which are available through the Saskatoon Public Library in various formats.
You're Thumps DreadfulWater! You feel like sometimes life happens to you whether you like it or not. You like to think of yourself as a bit of a loner, but you really need friends, even weird ones, to help you out and lift you up. It would be nice if you had a more reliable vehicle, but you don't complain!
Thumps DreadfulWater is an ex-cop living and working as a landscape photographer in the small town of Chinook (somewhere in the northwestern US - Idaho? Montana?). He's just trying to live a quiet life with his photos, his cat Freeway and the town's interesting characters. He's often called in to do crime scene photos for the local sherriff and gets drawn into the case whether he likes it or not. With the unsolved murder of his partner and daughter always at the back of his mind, it's no surprise that he's really still a cop at heart.
You can check out all of Thomas King's DreadfulWater mysteries - start with DreadfulWater at the Saskatoon Public Library.
Russell Quant! You’re intelligent, observant and you love cozy evenings. You have great friends who support and love you, no matter what! You could probably hang your shingle anywhere, but Saskatoon is home.
"Russell Quant is the first, and perhaps only, half Irish, half Ukrainian, ex-cop, ex-farmboy, gay, world-travelling, wine-swilling, wise-cracking, Canadian, prairie PI being written about today anywhere by anyone.
He’s a former police officer turned detective whose work takes him to France, New York, the Mediterranean and the Canadian Arctic. With an unfailing sense of humour, he’s bright, caring and charming but with enough human flaws to keep readers rooting for him. Quant is fully engaged with friends and family, living a big life in a small city.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada provides the setting for the clash of prairie and urban, gay and straight, trendy and traditional. Blending character, place and culture, Bidulka has created novels of intrigue, wit and travel. He delivers a solid mystery and a compelling cast with splashes of socio-political and pop-cultural insight." https://anthonybidulka.com/quant-books/
out the Saskatoon Public Library for most of Anthony Bidulka's novels featuring Russell Quant.
Esa Khattak! You are always the most intelligent person in the room! You
seem cold at times and you are very tight-lipped. Really you just keep your own counsel, and you’ll
always be there to help people with their most difficult problems.
Inspector Esa Khattak is a Toronto detective with the Community Policing unit. He, with his partner, Sergeant Rachel Getty handle the most sensitive cases. As a Muslim he walks a line as both 'insider' and 'other'. Trusted implicitly by his partner and as good a detective as they come, Inspector Khattak is always the best man for the job.
You can find Ausma Zehanat Khan's novels about detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty at the Saskatoon Public Library!
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How do you prefer to get around?
Which tattoo would you get?
Do you do your work because you love it or because it brings you money?
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Do you think people are inherently good or bad?
If you could live in any era which would you choose?
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