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I am happy to welcome back Leigh Perry aka Toni L.P. Kelner. She is giving away a copy of The Skeleton Paints a Picture to one of our commenters! See details below!
By Leigh Perry
It’s been many moons since I attended school, but with the October 10 release of The Skeleton Paints a Picture, I’ve been living in the head of a fictional academic for a number of years. It’s the fourth in my Family Skeleton series featuring adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery and her best friend, an ambulatory skeleton named Sid. Sid walks, he talks, and he tells bone jokes.
This latest adventure is set at an art school, which is a different kind of setting for Georgia and Sid, but it’s still academia, and I guess it’s finally rubbed in. I’m in the mood to toss a pop quiz in your direction. And naturally, I have bones on the brain!
So take a crack—not a bone crack, mind you—at these. Post your answers down below, and on Oct. 24, I’ll figure out who has the most answers write and send that person a signed copy or The Skeleton Paints a Picture. (Or an electronic edition or Audible download, if you prefer.) In case of a tie, I’ll draw a name from the contenders!
- Which character on the original series Star Trek went by the nickname, “Bones?”
- From what were dice originally made?
- The TV show Bones was based on the life and works of what forensic anthropologist and author?
- The Skull and Bones is a secret society at what Ivy League school?
- What is the longest bone in the human body?
- What are the three bones in the human ear?
- What is produced by the marrow in bones?
- Does the average woman have one more rib bone then a man?
- Who wrote and illustrated the epic comic book Bone?
- The appearance of sea dog Billy Bones begins what classic book?
- Are human bones considered an organ?
- An adult human has approximately how many bones in their bodies? 206; 228; or 270?
- What bone makes the kneecap?
- The tomb of what literary giant is inscribed, “Cursed be he that moves my bones?”
- What royal bones were found under a parking lot in England?
- What is the bone at the very bottom of the spine?
- What adversary did the British derisively refer to as “Old Boney?”
- Which Shakespearean character’s speech included the line, “The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones?”
- Do giraffes have fewer, the same number, or more vertebrae in their neck than humans?
- Put on display for much of his early life, and then living in London Hospital, Joseph Merrick suffered from a variety of skin and bone abnormalities and is known to popular culture by what name?
Note: These questions were provided by the incredibly erudite pair of trivia mavens Merely Players, who provide trivia quizzes and character appearances at venues throughout the Charlotte, NC area. They are available for birthday parties, corporate events, and educational presentations. (And are some of the smartest people you will ever meet.) You can find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/wearemerelyplayers/
Leigh Perry writes the Family Skeleton mysteries featuring adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery and her best friend, an ambulatory skeleton named Sid. The Skeleton Paints a Picture is the fourth, and most recent. As Toni L.P. Kelner, she’s the co-editor of paranormal fiction anthologies with Charlaine Harris; the author of eleven mystery novels; and an Agatha Award winner and multiple award nominee for short fiction. No matter what you call her, she lives north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, one guinea pig, and an every-increasing number of books.