Five Minute Mysteries
7 Books

Ken Weber

2989-2007

7 books in a minute mystery series, reprinted in 'best of's, 'halloween themed' and pocket editions.

Five Minute Mysteries

Ken Weber created a long and well reviewed series of Minute Mysteries, built on the classic format. The books have several reprints, and alternate collections with different covers - the illustrated covers from the 90s being the most charming.That said, there are very little illustrations inside, with mysteries being usually ~4 pages long before asking a question.

Puzzles range between moderate to difficult - the most difficult part sometimes being the longer ("longer" being only 4 pages...) story - with more space to pack clues and red herrings."Murder, larceny and deceit have never been so fun!"

Books in this series
1
Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
1989

Thirty-seven cases of murder and mayhem you can solve in under five minutes!

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3.19
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
198 pages
ISBN 9780894716904
6
Absolutely Amazing Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
2004

Another installment in our wildly successful series of succinct whodunits, Absolutely Amazing Five-Minute Mysteries offers more than 40 new intriguing cases to thrill, entertain, and solve in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea! Astute readers can test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning, then turn to the end of the book for ingenious solutions to each case.

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3.62
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
184 pages
ISBN 9780762417728
5
Utterly Ingenious Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
2004

Another installment in our wildly successful series of succinct whodunits, Utterly Ingenious Five-Minute Mysteries offers more than 40 new intriguing cases to thrill, entertain, and solve in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea! Astute readers can test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning, then turn to the end of the book for ingenious solutions to each case.

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3.09
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
208 pages
ISBN 9780762419043
3
Further Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
1994

Thirty-six cases of murder and mayhem you can solve in under five minutes!

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3.51
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
192 pages
ISBN 9780773756601
2
More Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
1991

Spend a little time with liars, murderers, thieves, and eccentrics as you try to crack these 34 brand-new, baffling mysteries.

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3.28
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
211 pages
ISBN 9781561380589
4
Even More Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
1996

Weber challenges readers to solve 40 more brain-teasing mysteries. Grapple with clues, foil felons, and catch those crooks! Solutions are at the end of the book. The perfect read for crime-loving commuters or mystery-lovers who are pressed for time!

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3.35
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
181 pages
ISBN 9781561387458
7
Cleverly Crafty Five Minute Mysteries
Ken Weber
2007

As Ken Weber says, there are two kinds of people: the ones who love mysteries and the handful who don't. The throngs who wait eagerly for every new book in the Five Minute Mysteries series will be richly rewarded with this one that takes us from city to country, from a bank to a beach, and all over the world. They'll encounter detectives, thieves, and murderers, a sub-lieutenant searching for deserters during the Napoleonic Wars, an undercover KGB agent and a centurion in the Roman Empire. In all, there are 40 mysteries-40 chances to fly away from the drudgery of normal life for five minutes of high drama in another time and place. Sign us up!

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3.54
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
192 pages
ISBN 9780762430017