Whodunit you Decide

Whodunit  you Decide
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0806961503
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Would you like to serve on jury and decide whether someone accused of a crime is guilty or not? Who doesn't love a twisty mystery--a locked room, a seemingly impossible crime, a pivotal piece of evidence that seems to make no sense. Here are 15 diabolically clever crimes that made the author smile and say, "You'll never untangle this one"; but you'll want to keep looking till you find the simple twist that lets you sneer and reply, "I fooled you!" These little murders and other crimes hark back to old-fashioned whodunits--you don't need special police knowledge or have to engage in chases and fights. There's not even a complicated logic involved, just good use of your imagination. 96 pages, 12 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

Whodunit You Decide

Whodunit   You Decide
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0613755677
Available:
Release: 1996-12
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

div Here are 15 diabolically clever cases that made the author smile and say, & “ You& ’ ll never untangle this one.& ” These little murders and other crimes hark back to old-fashioned whodunits. You don& ’ t need special police knowledge or have to engage in chases and fights. You don& ’ t even need fancy logic, just good common sense. /div

Whodunit Crime Mysteries

Whodunit Crime Mysteries
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1402706464
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How does Sherman Oliver Holmes succeed in finding and solving every crime? It's elementary--he's the great-great-grandson of Sherlock, with the same finely honed powers of deduction! Sherman just showed up in Capital City one day, wearing a deerstalker cap; though Police Sergeant Gunter Watson didn't quite believe the outlandish tale, he quickly learned to trust the newcomer's instincts. Come along and watch Sherman's sixth sense in action as he uncovers thieves, murderers, and all-around bad guys and test your own detective skills against this modern master of sleuthing. * Someone snatched a million-dollar painting! Who was it? * A man is slain while wandering through a maze. Can you find your way through the thicket of suspects and name the killer? * It's foul ball when some young baseball players discover a burglary...or did one of them commit the crime himself? And, in case Holmes has you stumped, the answers appear at the end.

Almost Perfect Crimes

Almost Perfect Crimes
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0806938072
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents seventeen short crime stories with sections giving clues and solutions for each.

Five minute Whodunits

Five minute Whodunits
Author: Stanley E. Smith
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0806994029
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Short mysteries with the solution to the whodunit.

Historical Whodunits

Historical Whodunits
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 142
ISBN: 1402721722
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents fourteen mysteries set at various times and places through history, from Rome in 222 A.D. to 1940s-era Hollywood.

Solve it yourself Mysteries

Solve it yourself Mysteries
Author: Hy Conrad,Bob Peterson
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0806994274
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here's an invitation to join kid sleuths Carrie and Greg as they solve one mystery after another. The cases involve catching a jewel thief, breaking up a con game, finding a lost treasure, and solving a murder! They'll take you with them on four different adventures with 10 different yarns to figure out.

The Little Giant Book of Whodunits

The Little Giant Book of Whodunits
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 351
ISBN: 0806904739
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Better than a police academy course, all 80 of these simple stories show one how to find the culprit while everyone else is confused. As readers explore these fascinating whodunits, they enter a bizarre, glamorous, and dangerous world of mobsters, millionaires, and heiresses--and detectives. 102 illustrations.

The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club
Author: Richard Osman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984880970
Available:
Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times bestseller! “Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal “Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves A female cop with her first big case A brutal murder Welcome to... THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?

The Case of the Ghostly Note Other Solve It Yourself Whodunits

The Case of the Ghostly Note   Other Solve It Yourself Whodunits
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781633223509
Available:
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Moondance Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can you solve these whodunits faster than the Mystery Brothers? Thirteen-year-old Logan and his shy little brother, Thad, always seem to figure out who stole the bake sale money or broke into the middle school. And in these fifteen original mystery stories, you get the chance to guess "whodunit" before the brothers do. Reason it out and then check the answers at the back of the book (which are in the form of the continued story). Follow along as the two brothers investigate foul play, stolen goods, lying, and even a case or two from their police officer uncle, and see if you're as super at sleuthing as these guys are.

Wicked Women Whodunit

 Wicked  Women Whodunit
Author: Amy Garvey,MaryJanice Davidson,Nancy J. Cohen,Jennifer Apodaca
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780758273727
Available:
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Letters To My Readers - MaryJanice Davidson Six people are missing from a mystery weekend, and aspiring mystery writer Caro Swenson is on the case with a hot-but-possibly homicidal hunk who seems to want to get his hands on Caro's. . .clues. Single White Dead Guy - Amy Garvey Lanie Burke spent one insanely hot night with Mr. Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Now he's just dead on the steps of her cabin. What to do with the body? Hopefully, she can get some help from the cute guy with groceries tromping through the snow toward her. . . Fast Boys - Jennifer Apodaca How did Tess Collins get caught up in a sleazy tabloid reporter's bid to get the dirt on NASCAR's pin-up boy, Ark Underwood? How did the jerk reporter end up dead on Underwood's hotel room floor? How is Tess going to save Ark's reputation? Or say no to his every desire? Three Men And A Body - Nancy J. Cohen Reality show contestant Heather Payne's assignment is simple: get a bed-and-breakfast in Winter Park up and running within seven days. But when "accidents" start plaguing the show, Heather begins to suspect the contestant she's sleeping with. . .

A Will to Kill

A Will to Kill
Author: RV Raman
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781951709341
Available:
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Polis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NAMED ONE OF THE "TEN BOOKS WE RECOMMEND THIS WEEK"—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME FICTION OF 2020 BY OPEN, THE MAGAZINE For fans of Knives Out, a book that embodies all the things we love about Agatha Christie—a haunted manor house, estranged relatives a will, and a murder— set in modern-day India, and the first in a series from author RV Raman. Aging and wheelchair-bound patriarch Bhaskar Fernandez has finally reclaimed his family property after a bitter legal battle, and now wants to reunite his aggrieved relatives. So, he invites them to remote Greybrooke Manor in the misty Nilgiris —a mansion that has played host to several sudden deaths; a colonial edifice that stands alone in a valley that is said to be haunted by the ghost of an Englishman. But Bhaskar has other, more practical problems to deal with. He knows that his family is waiting for him to die to regain the family fortune, and to safeguard himself against violence during the house party, he writes two conflicting wills. Which one of them comes into force depends on how he dies. Into this tinderbox, he brings Harith Athreya, a seasoned investigator. When a landslide occurs, temporarily isolating them all at the mansion, and resulting in a murder, Athreya finds that murder is not the only thing the mist conceals. WILL TO KILL is the first Harith Athreya mystery.

Her Royal Spyness

Her Royal Spyness
Author: Rhys Bowen
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101207369
Available:
Release: 2008-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE FIRST ROYAL SPYNESS MYSTERY! The New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries turns her attentions to “a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers.”* London, 1932. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the English throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed. London is a place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH—oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name...

An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest
Author: Shari Lapena
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385690805
Available:
Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect winter wonderland getaway . . . until the bodies start piling up. It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or just curling up with a book and someone you love. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets and firewood--a genuine rustic experience! Soon, though, a body turns up--surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip. The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle in and hope they can survive the storm.

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781984896384
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT! An addictive must-read mystery with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger. And don't miss the sequel, Good Girl, Bad Blood! "The perfect nail-biting mystery." --Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Almost Perfect Murders

Almost Perfect Murders
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0806995130
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pit your wits against a shrewd detective who’s trying to solve diabolical murders all over the world. Follow the elegantly enigmatic plot twists, keep track of the carefully laid-out clues, and see who’s first to nab the culprit, you or the pro. At the end of each story are three questions you must answer to beat the seasoned gumshoe.

I ll Never Tell

I ll Never Tell
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501178641
Available:
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Catherine McKenzie, the instant bestselling author of The Good Liar, comes a riveting domestic suspense in the vein of Liane Moriarty that sees five siblings forced to confront a tragedy they thought was buried long ago. What happened to Amanda Holmes? After the sudden death of their parents, the MacAllister children return to the run-down summer camp where they spent their childhood. The four sisters and their elder brother haven’t all been together at Camp Macaw in over twenty years—ever since a tragic and mysterious accident. Over the course of the Labour Day weekend, the siblings must determine what to do with the property, now worth millions. But a stunning condition of their father’s will compels them to face their past—and come to a decision that threatens to tear them apart forever. A sharp and engrossing novel of suspense, I’ll Never Tell reveals what happens when the secrets and lies that hold a family together are finally exposed.

Bookmarked for Murder

Bookmarked for Murder
Author: V.M. Burns
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781496718327
Available:
Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . . After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy City, mystery bookshop owner and historical whodunit novelist Sam Washington is returning home to North Harbor, Michigan, on a chartered bus. With Nana Jo and her gal pals Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae from Shady Acres Retirement Village along for the ride, it's a lively trip. But one passenger is not so lively—a gentleman Irma befriended is found dead in his seat after an unscheduled stop. The ladies immediately shift gears to find out who punched his ticket, while Sam slips into the driver's seat to make sure Nana Jo and her crew steer clear of fatal conclusions . . . Praise for V.M. Burns and The Plot is Murder “A promising debut with a satisfying conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly “Cozy mystery readers and historical novel aficionados will adore this warm-hearted, cleverly plotted new series.” —Kings River Life

Whodunit Crime Puzzles

Whodunit Crime Puzzles
Author: Hy Conrad
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0806997966
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How does Sherman Oliver Holmes succeed in finding and solving every crime? It's elementary--he's the great-great-grandson of Sherlock, with the same finely honed powers of deduction! Sherman just showed up in Capital City one day, wearing a deerstalker cap; though Police Sergeant Gunter Watson didn't quite believe the outlandish tale, he quickly learned to trust the newcomer's instaincts. Come along and watch Sherman's sixth sense in action as he uncovers thieves, murderers, and all-around bad guys.and test your own detective skills against this modern master of sleuthing. * Someone snatched a million-dollar painting! Who was it? * A man is slain while wandering through a maze. Can you find your way through the thicket of suspects and name the killer? * It's foul ball when some young baseball players discover a burglary... or did one of them commit the crime himself? And, in case Holmes has you stumped, the answers appear at the end.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
Available:
Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.