You be the Jury
6 Books

Marvin Miller

1987-1996

A series of detective books from author Marvin Miller, each presenting evidence illustrations for the reader to use to solve the crimes.

You be the Jury

Author Marvin Miller published several book series’, most building on old ‘Minute Mystery’ formats throughout his career. For ‘You be the Jury’, readers investigate common crimes and deduce the answers - usually finding the criminal. The addition in these books is ‘Exhibit’s, each chapter containing 2-3 images (Exhibit A, Exhibit B etc) that the reader can use to solve the puzzles, as if part of a Jury.

This series has been reprinted, and re-illustrated over several editions, usually with an increasingly serious tone - the final books ending with more graphic illustrations, while early books had simpler more lighthearted cartoons throughout.

Ending in 1996, 5 books were made, as well as a ‘Special’ and reprinted in Omnibus editions. The series proved to be very popular, before Miller went on to create ‘You be the Detective’ and ‘Scene of the Crime’ series in a similar vein.

Books in this series
1
You be the Jury
Marvin Miller
1987

Ten courtroom mysteries with illustrated clues.

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3.95
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96 pages
ISBN 9780590457279
2
You be the Jury II
Marvin Miller
1989

The court is now in session, and you are the jury. You examine the evidence. You spot the clues. You decide: Guilty or Not Guilty. Ten courtroom mysteries with illustrated clues. Answers are given-but don't peek. The final verdict is up to you.

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3.64
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96 pages
ISBN 9780590457255
3
You be the Jury III
Marvin Miller
1990

A selection of courtroom mysteries challenges young readers to examine the evidence, spot the clues, and decide the fate of defendants in The Case of the Nosy Neighbor, The Case of the Barking Dog, and eight others.

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3.89
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89 pages
ISBN 9780590457248
4
You be the Jury IV
Marvin Miller
1991

Readers decide on the innocence or guilt of the accused in ten mini-mysteries, presented in courtroom format.

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3.95
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91 pages
ISBN 9780590457231
5
You be the Jury V
Marvin Miller
1996

The court is now in session! The trials are about to begin, and you are the jury. You examine the evidence. You spot the clues. You decide: Guilty or Not Guilty. Ten courtroom mysteries with illustrated clues. Answers are given - but don't peek. The final verdict is up to you.

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3.94
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128 pages
ISBN 9780590739108
You be the Jury: Special
Marvin Miller
Colin Mier (Illustrator)
1995

The court is now in session! The trials are about to begin, and you are the jury. You examine the evidence. You spot the clues. You decide: Guilty or Not Guilty. Ten courtroom mysteries with illustrated clues. Answers are given - but don't peek. The final verdict is up to you.

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☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9780590559157