Eli Horowitz
1 Book

Eli Horowitz


A 'solve and win a prize' mystery, with stunning cross-section illustrations.

Eli Horowitz

Gus Twintig, who according to his bio was born in 1952, in... "Dutch Oven" Pennsylvania, delivers his first and currently only book with 'The Clock without a Face'. In reality this is the work of Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett.

With the help of illustrator Scott Teplin, he's devised a mystery the reader can solve and discover 12 jeweled numbers from the face of "the Emerald Khroniker," a cursed clock, which in reality are 12 prizes for readers buried across the United States. The identity of the thieves is revealed on the last page, but the location of the loot is not

Without giving much away, the mystery revolves a lot around finding missing objects throughout the Wimmelbilder-style cross-section imagery, beautifully rendered in significant detail by Teplin. 11 of the 12 prizes are found as of the time of writing (get out there and find the 12th!), and answers can be found online in various wiki's and articles.

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The Clock without a Face
Eli Horowitz
Scott Teplin (Illustrator)

We’ve buried 12 emerald-studded numbers each handmade and one of a kind in 12 holes across the United States. These treasures will belong to whoever digs them up first. The question: Where to dig? The only path to the answer: Solve the riddles of The Clock Without a Face!


The call comes in from the shadowy Ternky Tower: 13 robberies, one on each floor, all the way up to the penthouse, where obnoxious importer Bevel Ternky has been relieved of the numbers garlanding the legendary Emerald Khroniker, his priceless, ancient clock. Readers must conduct their own investigations, scouring detailed illustrations for hidden clues and knotty puzzles. All your answers can be found within this book: whodunit and how… and where the real numbers are buried now.


Twelve, and only twelve, emerald-bedecked integers sleep somewhere in this nation’s soil. If you can find them, they’re yours to keep, and only this book can tell you where they are. So read the story carefully, and examine the illustrations closely. The race is on!

30 pages
ISBN 9781934781715