Solve crimes like a detective, find clues where nobody else would think of looking, trap suspects with their own words, and ignore facts that appear to be significant but are only distractions. Better than a police academy course, all 80 of these simple stories will show you how to find the culprit while everybody else is completely confused. You'll make your town's Christmas merrier when you find out who shot Santa Claus. Figure out which family member poisoned the man of the house while he was watching the Super Bowl, and which housekeeping staffer hid a ruby necklace in a liquor bottle in plain sight. As you explore these fascinating whodunits, you'll enter a bizarre, glamorous, and dangerous world of mobsters, millionaires and heiresses--even detectives themselves. In case you can't outwit the bad guys, just turn to a special section of solutions to each mystery, including an explanation of each clue. Sterling 352 pages, 102 b/w illus., 4 3/16 x 5 1/4.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Excellent mini-mystery book, September 12, 2003 Reviewer: mimi10514 from Ossining, NY United States 80 Whodunits, most 2-3 pages in length. 350 pages in total. GREAT book for the car, train, or when you just need to pass a few minutes. These mini-mysteries are challenging and clever. In the event that you try your best and still can't figure out 'whodunit', the solutions are in the back of the book. I have read this book cover to cover several times in the two years that I have had it, and I STILL find it enjoyable, despite remembering the endings to most of them. The only drawback to this book (and I would imagine this is a trend that runs through the entire "Little Giant Book of..." series) is that the spine of the book is glued and cracks after a while, causing some pages to become loose and the book gets hard to hold onto, depending on where the spine crease develops. Despite that, this is a worthwhile purchase. I intend to purchase myself a new copy and send mine in a care package to a friend in the Armed Forces who is currently stationed in Iraq. Due to it's size and price, this would make an excellent care package item.