Visual puzzles to solve
This book contains puzzles in a Lawrence Treat style, with double paged line drawing illustrations containing clues, though simpler and less moody than Treat's, with puzzles often being logic puzzles or codes to solve. Some crime mysteries are included which are clvere and well executed. From Wikipedia:
"Max Haines was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and attended Morrison High School there. He began researching murders from around the world, past and present, as a hobby. His "Crime Flashback" column made its debut in the Toronto Sun in 1972 with a column about Lizzie Borden. Over the next 35 years, he researched over 2,000 crimes and his "Crime Flashback" column was syndicated across Canada and in several Latin and South American countries. He also wrote 27 true crime books and a memoir, The Spitting Champion of the World, about growing up in Nova Scotia. Readership of his syndicated column was over 3 million per week. He lived in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Marilyn. He retired in 2006."
Notorious criminal, Chris P. Con, is headed for the electric chair. In a final cryptic message, he reveals the location of a large cache of stolen loot. Decode his message to find the hiding place in No Reprieve.
Help psychic, Madam Fay, find an elusive killer in Mystic Msytery, or deduce who poisoned a major league baseball pitcher in front of 50,000 fans in Strikeout.
These intriguing picture mysteries, prepared by Canada's Master of Mayhem, Max Haines, will test your deductive powers and entertain you for hours.