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Murder at the chessboard : & 42 other perplexing whodunit puzzlers to test your crime solving skills
Houdunitz, P. T., 1974-
Publication Information:
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2001.
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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GV1507.D4 M87 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
GV1507.D4 M87 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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

Introductionp. 7
Puzzling Predicaments
Country Killingp. 11
Speedy Getawayp. 14
Backyard Banditp. 17
Puzzle 1p. 20
The Case of the Bulgonian Spyp. 21
Fake Outp. 25
Woof Woof Bang! Bang!p. 28
Puzzle 2p. 31
Tale of the Generous Rajahp. 32
The Mysterious Womanp. 38
Stanwick Visits Scotland Yardp. 42
Puzzle 3p. 47
Death of a Con Manp. 48
Murder Lakep. 52
Smith and Smithp. 55
Puzzle 4p. 58
Cool Mickeyp. 59
Ransom Rescuep. 62
Count the Cluesp. 64
The Case of the Edgemore Street Shootingp. 66
A Quiet Morningp. 69
Puzzle 5p. 73
Cryptic Cases
The Stockbroker's Last Morningp. 76
A New Year's Dissolutionp. 81
The Final Foreclosurep. 86
Puzzle 6p. 96
Death at the Clinicp. 97
Death Come to the Colonelp. 101
The Piano Requitalp. 105
Puzzle 7p. 115
Murder at the Chessboardp. 116
Churchill Letterp. 120
Pier for the Coursep. 124
Puzzle 8p. 134
Sabotage at Centiporep. 135
Halloween Horrorp. 140
Curious Quandaries
Gunfight at the OK Motelp. 150
Swallowing the Gunp. 158
Puzzle 9p. 166
The Last of the Royal Bloodp. 167
Death of a Dummyp. 176
Puzzle 10p. 184
The Day of the Deadp. 185
The Judge's Judgement Dayp. 194
Solutionsp. 209
Puzzle Solutionsp. 237