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Alfred Hitchcock's Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries
Alfred Hitchcock's Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries Author:Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Arthur Jr. This book was published without a dust jacket with the artwork printed directly onto the hard cover. It contains five exciting cases to test the wits of young detectives - with solutions, by the master of suspense, at the end of each story. — Excerpts from the introduction by Alfred Hitchcock: — ...If this were a preview of my next motion picture,... more » I would now give you some tantalizing glimpses of the attractions to come. You would see a three-hundred-pound millionaire who lives in an imported castle and collects enemies for a hobby. You would meet a talking skeleton, three witches on broomsticks, and a clock that tells yesterday's time instead of today's. You would encounter a kidnapped - or should I say snake-napped? - snake, a stolen midget, and a pair of giant shoes that may or may not have walked off by themselves.
Nor would this exhaust the list of jolly entertainments and delicious delights I would let you glimpse. There would be a man who evaporates from a locked room, a house where all the furniture is built half-size, and seven clocks that tell outrageously wrong times with, if you will allow me to say so, straight faces.
Throughout the stories you will see that I have occasionally commented on the clues you may, or may not, have caught. I'm afraid I just can't resist saying something whenever I get the chance...« less