The Beekeeper’s Jeopardy

The sign of Really Having Made It:

The sign of Well Not Quite So Great:

Nobody got the right answer. Ah well, it was only $400, but clearly there were no mystery fans on Jeopardy tonight.

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  1. Suzanne Portello on October 3, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Appearing as an answer on Jeopardy is definitely a sign of having made it, and by my lights, it is a well-worded clue – I am somewhat mystified why nobody got it…The good news is I just turned my North Carolina beekeeper friend on to this “obscure” (?!?) mystery, and she was delighted!

  2. Sarah on October 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

    !!! That’s really exciting, in spite of the contestants’ lack of good taste. And being poor guessers…who wouldn’t guess “Sherlock Holmes” for “British sleuth” anyway?

    • Laurie King on October 3, 2019 at 11:43 am

      They were too busy reading the books they thought Jeopardy would ask about…
      But yes, who wouldn’t guess Holmes?

    • Susan Duff on October 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      I was watching and, of course, I got it right. My husband looked at me with amazement.

  3. Fran Wheeler on October 3, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Well, my husband and I immediately gave the right answer! We’ve read and loved everyone of the series. In fact, I’ve read them twice. It should have been worth $1000!

    • Laurie King on October 3, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      Guess they figured it was a simple question..?

  4. Patricia on October 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I was screaming the answer at the TV, can’t imagine why no one heard it!!

    • Laurie King on October 3, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      You won the $400, Patricia.

  5. Su-sieee! Mac on October 3, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    I got excited when I saw the clue on last night’s show. Ha! Got the answer instantly. I was also very happy for you, Laurie, and Mary Russell. Sherlock, too. He was the answer after all. 🙂

  6. Sharon Owen on October 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Laurie, I knew the answer, of course, and I was so excited for you that I immediately had to tell my husband (also a writer) about it. I remember being in the audience when you were speaking at Book Passage back in 1994 when the book introduced your series.
    Congratulations on your Jeopardy! appearance!

    • Laurie King on October 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      Wow, what a long time ago! I think that may have been at the mystery writing conference, along with my agent? That was such fun.


  7. susan on October 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    good grief! how many famous British sleuths come to mind even to the non mystery lover? LOL

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