Murder at the Chessboard : & 42 Other Perplexing Whodunit Puzzlers to Test Your Crime-Solving Skills

Murder at the Chessboard : & 42 Other Perplexing Whodunit Puzzlers to Test Your Crime-Solving Skills

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 240 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781579121624
  • DDC分類 793.73

Full Description


This mind-bending collection of five-minute mysteries, packed with clues and solved at the back of the book, is an armchair detective's dream-come-true. It's like 43 rousing games of "Clue" in short-story form-and what could be more fun than that? These engaging puzzlers test readers' crime-solving skills by presenting stories of robbery, fraud, espionage and murder, replete with all the clues needed to unravel them. But never fear-frustrated sleuths will find solutions tucked away at the back, along with lots of crime-solving tips. This entertaining volume that can be savored or devoured, sampled or read straight through until morning. More than 100 amusing illustrations accompany the mysteries.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       7  (4)
PUZZLING PREDICAMENTS
Country Killing 11 (3)
Speedy Getaway 14 (3)
Backyard Bandit 17 (3)
Puzzle 1 20 (1)
The Case of the Bulgonian Spy 21 (4)
Fake Out 25 (3)
Woof Woof Bang! Bang! 28 (3)
Puzzle 2 31 (1)
Tale of the Generous Rajah 32 (6)
The Mysterious Woman 38 (4)
Stanwick Visits Scotland Yard 42 (5)
Puzzle 3 47 (1)
Death of a Con Man 48 (4)
Murder Lake 52 (3)
Smith & Smith 55 (3)
Puzzle 4 58 (1)
Cool Mickey 59 (3)
Ransom Rescue 62 (2)
Count the Clues 64 (2)
The Case of the Edgemore Street Shooting 66 (3)
A Quiet Morning 69 (4)
Puzzle 5 73 (3)
CRYPTIC CASES
The Stockbroker's Last Morning 76 (5)
A New Year's Dissolution 81 (5)
The Final Foreclosure 86 (10)
Puzzle 6 96 (1)
Death at the Clinic 97 (4)
Death Come to the Colonel 101(4)
The Piano Requital 105(10)
Puzzle 7 115(1)
Murder at the Chessboard 116(4)
Churchill Letter 120(4)
Pier for the Course 124(10)
Puzzle 8 134(1)
Sabotage at Centipore 135(5)
Halloween Horror 140(10)
CURIOUS QUANDARIES
Gunfight at the OK Motel 150(8)
Swallowing the Gun 158(8)
Puzzle 9 166(1)
The Last of the Royal Blood 167(9)
Death of a Dummy 176(8)
Puzzle 10 184(1)
The Day of the Dead 185(9)
The Judge's Judgement Day 194(15)
Solutions 209(28)
Puzzle Solutions 237