Pop Up Whodunits
4 Books

Iain Smyth

1994-1997

A rare popup puzzle book series

Pop Up Whodunits

In a series of 4 very short pop up books (12 pages), a simple yet colorful and beautifully executed tale is weaved

With simple puzzles, boardgame style backdrops, and pop up effects that build boats and houses, these are a stunning set of books for kids.

Books in this series
1
The Mystery of the Russian Ruby
Iain Smyth
1994

Professor Proudfoot, the jewel expert, arrives at Willoughby Court as a guest of the countess - owner of the most famous ruby in the world. But the ruby goes missing and everyone is a suspect. The story has three endings - turn the wheel and the clues and suspects change each time.

Goodreads
4.47
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
14 pages
ISBN 9781852135546
2
The Eye of the Pharaoh
Iain Smyth
1995

Dozens of pop-ups, pull-out dossiers, flaps, and secret labels constitute the clues that will lead astute readers to identify the burglar of King Kha-Putt's tomb. Once the burglar is found, however, the turn of a wheel changes the final clue--and the mystery can be unraveled all over again for yet another round of fun.

Goodreads
4.06
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
12 pages
ISBN 9780525454274
3
Pirate Plunder's Treasure Hunt
Iain Smyth
1996

Ian Smyth, creator of The Mystery of the Russian Ruby and The Eye of the Pharoah, has dunit again with his third amazing feat of paper engineering. Puzzle-solving landlubbers will quickly get their sea legs as they join six suspicious characters on a high-speed hunt for treasure through this pop-up adventure.

Goodreads
4.5
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
12 pages
ISBN 9780525456933
4
The Quest For The Aztec Gold
Iain Smyth
1997

This adventure puzzle book features pop-ups and flaps on every spread including a 3D pop-up temple. You must help Hunter Rellick in his quest to recover the hidden treasure of the Aztecs. In doing so you must beware not only the ancient curses of the Aztecs, but also of a notorious tomb-raider.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
12 pages
ISBN 9780001360723