Usborne Solve it Yourself
6 Books

Usborne

1995-1997

Classic Usborne mysteries using intricate photographed scenes

Usborne Solve it Yourself

A popular theme in the 90s for puzzle books was the densely populated photographic scenes, much like Wimmelbild but for the camera. Usborne created a few different series with this aesthetic, most involving puzzles of finding items or solving mysteries. In this series readers follow a mystery - a missing Professer etc - and review scenes such as a desk littered with items, a plant room, or an open suitcase - and slowly narrow in on the solution

Books in this series
1
Whatever Happened to Professor Potts?
Phil Roxbee Cox
1995

Twenty detailed color photographs filled with clues and red herrings. Exciting and challenging mystery stories with brain teasing puzzles.

Goodreads
3.83
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
48 pages
ISBN 9780746020517
2
Where Is the Pirate's Treasure?
Rupert Heath
1995

Where is the Pirate's Treasure?

That's what the Espinolan Navy wants to know. After all, it was the king's treasure before it was stolen by the notorious Captain Blackeye and his cutthroat crew. But where is the treasure now? Your mission is to find out before it is lost forever. In a story that spans over two hundred years--with more twists than a mermaid's tail--you must thwart the scoundrel Blackeye and return the treasure to its rightful owners.

All the evidence you need to solve this curious case can be found lurking somewhere in the twenty intriguing photos. This clue-crammed book--in which you, the reader, play the leading role--is a must for all would-be detectives.

Goodreads
4
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
48 pages
ISBN 9780746020555
3
Who Shot the Sheriff?
Phil Roxbee Cox
1997

Twenty detailed color photographs filled with clues and red herrings. Exciting and challenging mystery stories with brain teasing puzzles.

Goodreads
3.17
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
48 pages
ISBN 9780746026953
4
Who Stole the Black Diamond?
Phil Roxbee Cox
1997

Twenty detailed color photographs filled with clues and red herrings. Exciting and challenging mystery stories with brain teasing puzzles.

Goodreads
4.29
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
48 pages
ISBN 9780881108293
5
Who's Haunting the House of Horror?
Rupert Heath
1997

Twenty detailed color photographs filled with clues and red herrings. Exciting and challenging mystery stories with brain teasing puzzles.

Goodreads
2.4
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
48 pages
ISBN 9780746026991
6
Who's the Prisoner of Portcullis Castle?
Phil Roxbee Cox
1997

Twenty detailed color photographs filled with clues and red herrings. Exciting and challenging mystery stories with brain teasing puzzles.

Goodreads
4.14
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
48 pages
ISBN 9780746026984