My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
-Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four.
Pit your wits against the greatest detective of them all with this collection of over 130 fiendish and hugely entertaining puzzles and enigmas. Some involve riddles, some plays on words, and some rely on mathematical principles. Use your powers of logical deduction, and see if you can match the towering intellect of Sherlock Holmes.
Not only does this collection include brilliant puzzles to ponder over, but it presents these quandaries within exchanges between Holmes and Watson. In this way, this puzzle book retains the same cosy Victorian charm that Holmes' tales are so loved for.
Featuring the original pen and ink illustrations by Sidney Paget and George Hutchinson, this gorgeously designed puzzle book will immerse you in Holmes's mysteries and keep you entertained for hours ABOUT THE SERIES: Sirius Literary Puzzles
brings together entertaining narrative puzzles based on stories and characters from classic literature. Immerse yourself in the worlds of these beloved tales as you solve a host of riddles, number puzzles and other conundrums.
Dr. Gareth Moore is the author of over 75 books of puzzles for both children and adults, and the creator of the daily brain-training site, BrainedUp.com. He creates all types of puzzles, ranging from crosswords and other word puzzles through to sudoku and logic puzzles, and all the way on to complex dot-to-dot, colour-by-number and maze books. He also creates sticker books and other types of activity content, as well as optical illusions, quizzes and trivia books. He has written several books of brain and memory training puzzles, exercises and tips, and frequently appears on TV and radio as both a brain-training and a puzzle expert. Sidney Paget (1860-1908) was a popular British illustrator, best known for his illustrations that accompanied Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories in The Strand magazine. George Hutchinson (1852-1942) was a British illustrator. Born in Canada, he then moved to London at 14 and studied painting at the Royal Academy. His illustrated numerous works by classic authors, including Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.