Lassiter Wren and Randle McKay
4 Books

Lassiter Wren

1920s-1930s

Classic mystery books from the early 20th century in the minute mystery format.

Lassiter Wren and Randle McKay

This ancient series, from authors Lassiter Wren and Randle McKay, was published at the dawn of minute mysteries. The series was succesful enough to, amongst many other works, publish 3 volumes and some additional puzzle books, though has some extroadinarily difficult puzzles involved, with solutions near impossible to deduce from the clues alone.

Luckily the answers are included up-side down at the back, and generally the age and writing make for interesting reads.

"Here are the evidences of the crime. These are the facts established by the police. What do you observe? Which are the tell-tale clues? What do you deduce?… The clues to the solution of the mystery are always there; it is for the reader to see them in their significance and to deduce from them in the light of the general situation."

Books in this series
1
Baffle Book
Lassiter Wren
1928

Includes fifteen detective puzzles, the unravelling of which requires you to develop your latent powers of observation and deduction. In words, charts, and diagrams, this work puts you at the crime scene and presents you with the facts established by the police.

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3.59
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150 pages
ISBN 9781567923193
2
Baffle Book Strikes Again (2nd)
Lassiter Wren

For sharp-witted armchair sleuths who love to wrestle with fiendishly clever puzzles and murderous mysteries, here is a collection of 15 detective puzzles to exercise the grey cells. Each case is presented as a brief dossier with clues - and some red herrings - followed by questions to lead to the solution.

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3.57
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160 pages
ISBN 9781567923681
3
The Third Baffle Book
Lassiter Wren
1930

The third in the Baffle Book series from Wren and McKay containg more devious and cunning mysteries for readers. A mystery puzzle book containing 40 puzzles, one of which involves a locked room.

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ISBN ASIN B000ND7OR6
The Mystery Puzzle Book
Lassiter Wren
1934

Lassiter Wren and Randle McKay publish another collection of exhilerating mysteries for readers to deduce and solve.

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ISBN ASIN B00126B1I6