Solving Sherlock Holmes
Puzzle Your Way Through the Cases
by Pierre Berloquin
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Pub Date 05 Sep 2017 | Archive Date 14 Sep 2017
Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press, Wellfleet Press
In Solving Sherlock Homes, you will solve 6 whodunit cases based on classic Sherlock Holmes’s short stories with 144 cryptograms, crosswords, labyrinths, jigsaws, and riddles.
Since their first appearance in 1887, Detective Sherlock Holmes, and his trusty companion, Doctor John Watson, have fascinated readers for well over a century, and continue to be two of the most popular detective characters of all time.
Who, then, could be better companions to accompany readers in this three-part puzzle adventure? With 144 different puzzles, including cryptograms, crosswords, ciphers, and many more, inspired by six classic Sherlock Holmes short stories, modern puzzle-solvers and Sherlock fans can search for hidden clues, navigate around different countrysides using tear-out maps for each chapter, and—most importantly—exercise their sharp intellect and keen perception skills, like Sherlock would, to solve each chapter’s adventure.
Each illustrated chapter contains a tear-out map to guide readers through each story adventure and puzzles. Hours of fun and entertainment are awaiting inside, so stop reading and start playing!
The Puzzlecraft series from Wellfleet Press tackles some of the greatest conundrums of our time. Learn how to navigate the world’s trickiest mazes, solve the most complex crosswords, and finally get the answer to “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Follow literature’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he guides you through hundreds of challenging cross-fitness brain exercises inspired by his most popular cases and adventures. You can also train your memory to perform better and learn the meanings behind your own personality traits or the traits of others. These handy and portable paperbacks are sized perfectly to travel, whether on vacation or just for your daily commute. The intricately designed covers and bold colors will capture your attention as much as the engaging content inside.
Other titles in the series include: The Curious History of Mazes; The Curious History of the Crossword; The Curious History of the Riddle; Escape from Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Code Breakers; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Math & Logic Games; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Visual Puzzles; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Lateral Brain Teasers; Solving Sherlock Holmes Volume II; Maximize Your Memory; and The Book of Personality Tests.
Average rating from 15 members
This puzzle book focuses on six stories (Speckled Band, Dancing Men, Scandal in Bohemia, Hound of the Baskervilles, Red-Headed League, and Naval Treaty). Some of the puzzles aren't too challenging, so this could be a fun way to introduce younger readers to the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Anyone who is a fan of Sherlock Holmes or the Nancy Drew interactive games will enjoy this mystery solving puzzle book. You can definitely hone your detective skills by completing the ciphers, cryptograms and various logic puzzles to discover whodunit. It's fun for all ages as the puzzles have varying degrees of difficulty.
With over 144 puzzles, some were easy but others had me stumped. Just between us, I may have peaked at the answers to a few. ;)
This puzzle book will appeal to any young Sherlock fan and some more mature ones. A good blend of puzzle styles requiring observational, logical, mathematical and language skills means there is no monotony and you can easily loose yourself in solving them for an hour or more without realizing. Being able to work in order through all puzzles in each of the 6 chapters, or to use the boxed clues at the bottom of each puzzle page to direct your route on the chapter maps adds another level of challenge to things. The game is on...
Cant wait to have my physical copy. If you are a puzzle enthusiast or a Holmes collector, this is a must-have. The art adds a lot to the Victorian feel!
This is an amazing idea to begin with. Bringing together the master of mystery solving himself none other but Sherlock along with a selection of his stories and combining this with the puzzles the reader has to solve is brilliant. It is also an idea well executed as there is a variety of puzzles and riddles corresponding to several levels of difficulty that can have you hooked for several hours before you solve some of them. It is also very well suited to read with company as usually two minds work better than one, or so people say! My only problem was that reading an electronic version, it wasn't as easy to go back and forth as I am guessing it would be with the paper one, so for potential readers I would definitely recommend a paper version for this one. Great to spend some time and introduce readers to the exciting world of Mr. Holmes!
Brilliant book to pass the time and play individually, though I think that it is better for team playing. I love playing games during family and friends gatherings and this is a great book for that. The puzzles are of different degree of difficulty; personally, I had trouble working them out on my own and that is why I think this book lends itself for team playing. The pictures are perfectly fit for the puzzles and the whole presentation of the book is flawlessly appealing and exciting. Old fans of Sherlock Holmes will find it a great addition to their collection and the book will surely attract new fans as well.
This is a fun puzzle book with a Sherlock Holmes theme. The puzzles are easy to hard. What I really enjoyed was following the map, solving puzzles and finding clues.
What a great concept for a book. I love books like this that take such great stories and make them interactive. Bringing together the master sleuth Sherlock Holmes and these puzzles was brilliant. This is the type of book that will bring hours of fun. Also, for those interested in getting into Sherlock's tales this is a great place to start. I can never get enough of mysteries and puzzles myself. I'd love to have more like this.