When you have a few minutes to kill.
Armchair sleuths can test their powers of deduction with 37 of the best quick-read whodunits in this sixth volume of the popular Five-Minute Mysteries series.
Here's the idea. Readers take about five minutes to read a short mystery. Next, they must solve the question posed at the end by putting themselves in the shoes of the detective to examine the evidence and figure out who done it. All the clues they need are found somewhere in the story.
A sampling of the mysteries in this volume:
Cases are rated easy, moderate and challenging. Some mysteries will unravel faster than a dime-store sweater while others will take longer to solve. Solutions for all, however, are revealed at the back of the book.
Five-Minute Mysteries #6 is a treat for both puzzle aficionados and mystery fans, offering a rare opportunity to step into the shoes of law enforcement professionals.
Ken Weber is professor emeritus of the University of Toronto and the best-selling author of more than 40 educational and general interest books, including those in the Five-Minute Mysteries series.
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