Who Killed the Robin's Family
2 Books

Thomas Chastain

1983-1984

Two mystery books with a reward

Who Killed the Robin's Family

From Wikipedia:

"Who Killed the Robins Family? is a mystery novel in which all eight members of the Robins family are murdered or disappear throughout the story. The hardcover book provided no solutions to the murders. The books were also a contest where the person who provided the best answers to who, when, where, how, and why each murder happened won $10,000. The paperback version, released after the contest ended, revealed the answers to all the questions."

"Most chapters revolved around the death of a Robins family member, though one chapter contained a murder and a disappearance, and two others involved a disappearance. Most chapters contained all the needed information to provide all five answers regarding each death, though some gave only a hint as to an answer. However, if properly understood, it only took a bit of minor research to obtain the complete answer."

"The murders ranged from a classic locked-room puzzle to death by strangulation. The book also gives homage to several classic works of mystery and suspense."

"As the book is a contest, liberties are taken with proper police investigation of the crimes, which would have resulted in an immediate solution. For example, when one family member is shot to death in a darkened room, nobody thinks to check for gunshot residue. In addition, while some murders have fit very neatly with the facts on a theoretical basis, the method of implementation has questionable realism."

Books in this series
1
Who Killed the Robin's Family?
Thomas Chastain
1983

Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family.

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3.26
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
152 pages
ISBN 9780688021719
2
The Revenge of the Robin's Family
Thomas Chastain
1984

Readers match wits with a killer as they follow the international escapades of Taylor Robins and family lawyer Julian Shields.

Goodreads
2.89
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
144 pages
ISBN 9780688037932