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The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book: A Collection of Enigmas to Puzzle Even the Greatest Detective

Title: The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book: A Collection of Enigmas to Puzzle Even the Greatest Detective of All

Author: Dr. Gareth Moore

Genre: Crafts & Hobbies, Entertainment

Book Blurb:

"My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere." -Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four.

Enter the thrilling and entertaining world of Sherlock Holmes and pit your wits against the fiendish and ingenious challenges he sets in this collection.

Join his friend Dr Watson in attempting to solve more than 130 unique and gripping puzzle vignettes. Some involve riddles, some plays on words, and some rely on mathematical principles. Use your powers of logical deduction and see if you can match the towering intellect of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective of them all.

My Review:

I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries and have the complete annotated collection in my personal library. I read and re-read Holmes and Watson mysteries often with great pleasure. When I saw this puzzle book, I knew I had to check it out.

Filled with over 130 logic puzzles, riddles, and interesting brain teasers told from the point of view of Dr. Watson, this is a treasure for mystery and puzzle lovers alike. Each puzzle has a link to the solution as well as a link to the next puzzle which makes navigating this book a breeze on any device. The puzzles range from super easy to difficult, doesn’t take more than a few minutes each and reading it is a great brain exercise.

This puzzle book reminded me of back in my youth when I devoured Encyclopedia Brown books. It’s better, though, because it’s Holmes and Watson. The age range is middle grade to adult, although I’m sure the author has geared it for adults. It’s clean so parents don’t have to worry about the content.

If you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan and looking for fun brain-teasers to read through on your commute or while you’re waiting for the kids to get out of school, pick this up right away. It would make a superb gift, too!

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Arcturus Digital via Netgalley in the hopes I’d review it.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Dr Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including The Mammoth Book of Brain Games, The Mammoth Book of New Sudoku and The Rough Guide Book of Brain Training. He is also the creator of online brain training site and runs the daily puzzle website He gained his Ph.D from Cambridge University (UK) in the field of Machine Learning, and has contributed to various advanced projects for leading technology companies.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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