The Baffle Book

Fifteen Fiendishly Challenging Detective Puzzles

Author: Lassiter Wren,Randle McKay

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567923193

Category: Games

Page: 210

View: 7980

If you revel in the sport of armchair criminal investigation, The Baffle Book is just your cup of poisoned orange pekoe. Here are fifteen old-fashioned but wonderfully challenging "detective puzzles," the unraveling of which requires you to develop your latent powers of observation and deduction ? "those qualities of mind," the authors argue, "which make the solution of the most inscrutable mysteries a veritable pleasure."In words, charts, and diagrams, Messrs. Wren and McKay put you at the crime scene and present you with the facts established by the police. What do you observe? Which are the telltale clues? What do you deduce? And how will you answer the questions posed at the end of each problem: "Who stole the emerald?" "Where did the gang plan to meet?" "In what city had the amnesia victim once worked?" Each question is scored to a degree of difficulty, with a perfect score of ten points per puzzle. And if you find you are stumped, you can turn to the back of the book, where the answers are printed (but upside-down, to deter you from giving up too easily). Don't cheat: you'll only spoil the fun.In such puzzle-stories as "The Evidence on the Japanned Box," "The Toledo Death Threat," and "The Huppheimer Museum Robbery," Wren and McKay sparked a craze for "ten-minute mysteries" that spread through the American pulp-detective magazines of the late 1920s. These are the granddaddies ? and perhaps the most perfect examples ? of this venerable puzzle genre.
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I Will Not Read This Book

Author: Cece Meng

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054775714X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7357

This is the story of how the ultimate reluctant reader became a book lover. The little boy in I Will Not Read This Book has a lot of excuses, because if there is one thing he doesn’t want to do, it’s read this book. He won’t read it even if you hang him upside down by one toe, over a cliff, with sharks down below. And you know what? You. Can’t. Make. Him. In this book illustrated with wit and whimsy by Joy Ang, Cece Meng delivers once again with a pitch-perfect reluctant reader who is finally convinced to read the book if—and only if—someone he loves will read it with him.
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The Baffle Book Strikes Again

Fifteen Devilishly Difficult Detective Puzzles

Author: Lassiter Wren,Randle McKay

Publisher: David R Godine Pub

ISBN: 9781567923681

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5256

For all those sharp-witted sleuths who love to wrestle with fiendishly clever puzzles and murderous mysteries, here is a collection of 15 detective puzzles to exercise the grey cells. Each case is presented as a brief dossier studded with clues - and some red herrings - followed by questions to lead armchair sleuths to the solution.
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Probable Cause

Crime Fiction in America

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724863

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 4414

American crime fiction has developed into writing that has a commitment to democracy and the democratic way of life, a compassion and empathy and a style which has created a significant branch of American literature.
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Mind Magic

Extraordinary Tricks to Mystify, Baffle and Entertain

Author: Marc Lemezma

Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

ISBN: 9781504800747

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 7491

Convince your audience that you can read their minds, predict their futures, and control their thoughts. Learn 17 tricks that anyone with a little guile and patter can perform to entertain and amuse. "
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Don Miguel Ruiz's Little Book of Wisdom

The Essential Teachings

Author: Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1938289609

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 208

View: 3441

"Don Miguel Ruiz is the author of The four agreements, The mastery of love, and numerous other bestselling books. He is also one of the most influential spiritual teachers on the planet, having touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. No person has been affected more by his teachings than his own son, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and in this groundbreaking work, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. has compiled the wisdom of his father into one little, albeit extremely powerful, book."--Inside cover flap.
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First Class Murder

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481422200

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3233

A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous passenger train, the Orient Express—and it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class travelers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: There’s rumor of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, a bloodcurdling scream comes from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered—her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished, as if into thin air. The Wells & Wong Detective Society is ready to crack the case—but this time, they’ve got competition.
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Consumer Electronics:

Author: Bali, S. P.

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9332500738


Page: 752

View: 1022

Consumer Electronics is the first book of its kind, and comprehensively covers the theory, applications and maintenance of various audio/video systems, telecommunication systems and electronic home/office appliances. The book completely covers the
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Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind

Author: Barbara M. Bowen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802815118

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 7647

With fascinating insights into biblical customs and conditions--many of which exist today in the Middle East--Bowen clarifies over 100 scriptural texts and phrases that often puzzle Western readers unfamiliar with the culture of Bible times.
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Watteau's Shepherds

The Detective Novel in Britain, 1914-1940

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879721329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 8132

Detective stories should be examined from a literary point of view, with special attention to literary history and to materials and patterns from which the writers created their fictions. This book sheds new light into the fascinating field of detective fiction.
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The Lost Battle

Crete, 1941

Author: Callum MacDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333616758

Category: Crete (Greece)

Page: 350

View: 4639

Beskriver den tyske invasion på den græske ø Kreta i 1941 under 2. Verdenskrig
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An Introduction to the Detective Story

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723781

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 9028

This book is a no-apologies introduction to Detective Fiction. It's written in an aggressive, modern English well-suited to a genre which has traditionally broken ground in terms of aggressive writing, contemporary scenarios, and tough dialogue.
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The Book of Deeds of James I of Aragon

Author: Damian J. Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409401506

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 1252

The 'Book of Deeds' is the first known autobiography by a Christian king. Its author was James I of Aragon (1213-76), known as 'The Conqueror', one of the great political figures of 13th-century Europe and a successful crusader. In his 'Deeds', James describes the turbulent years of his minority, the thrilling capture of Majorca, the methodical conquest of the kingdom of Valencia, the reconquest of the kingdom of Murcia after Castile had failed to hold it, and many of the important events of his reign. While crusade and conquest of Spanish territory from the Muslims and Christian-Muslim relations on the frontier are central features of the account, the 'Deeds' are also a treasure trove of information on the image, power and purpose of monarchy, loyalty and bad faith in the feudal order, the growth of national sentiment, and medieval military tactics. At the same time, the book presents a unique insight into the mind of a medieval ruler, the supreme example we possess of the fears and ambitions of a man at the very centre of events.
Posted in History

Iron Trade Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iron industry and trade

Page: N.A

View: 5888

Posted in Iron industry and trade

Japan and the World

Essays on Japanese History and Politics

Author: Gail Lee Bernstein,Haruhiro Fukui

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349086827

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 3843

This volume focuses on Japan over the last one hundred years, with special emphasis on the twentieth century and the contemporary period. Chapters on cultural, intellectual and economic history, domestic politics and foreign relations trace the complex and multi-faceted process through which Japan has been transformed from an isolated agricultural society to an economic world power and model for the other developing nations. The authors demonstrate the adaptibility of Japan's native tradition in its encounter with the world beyond its own shores, and show how many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and society have been transformed while others have survived, giving contemporary Japan that distinctive flavour of an old insular culture which continues to delight and baffle foreign and native scholars alike.
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How to Build Military Grade Suppressors

Author: Keith Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548957285


Page: 80

View: 387

How to Build Military Grade Suppressors By Keith Anderson
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The Flash Book

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982757

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 3412

Posted in Photography

Fortune's Deadly Descent

Author: Audrey Braun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935597667

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 3839

Celia Hagen and her son Benny take a vacation to the south of France. Benny is missing and thought to have been kidnapped and everyone appears to be a suspect.
Posted in Fiction

The Italians

Author: John Hooper

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 014312840X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4651

Explores the history, culture, and religion of the Italian people, shedding new light on many aspects of Italian life.
Posted in History