Book Reviews of More Five Minute Mysteries: 34 New Cases of Murder and Mayhem for You to Solve

More Five Minute Mysteries: 34 New Cases of Murder and Mayhem for You to Solve
More Five Minute Mysteries 34 New Cases of Murder and Mayhem for You to Solve
Author: Ken Weber
ISBN-13: 9781561380589
ISBN-10: 156138058X
Publication Date: 10/1991
Pages: 211
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is labeled for ages 4-8 and should be for the next level up. The short stories are interesting and they do make you think.
It is OK for some light reading.

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Fun read - sort of Encyclopedia Brown for adults.
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34 short mysteries for YOU to solve. Fun on car trips, etc to see who solves first.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-7. Lovers of mysteries should be thrilled with this book and cassette package. There are 14 cases to solve, with varying degrees of difficulty. Among the cases are "The Dilemma on the Fourteenth Green," "The Case of the Very Busy Bookworm," and "Who Was Guarding the Prisoners." Most require only common sense and a little thought to solve. For example, one case involves a shoplifter who was seen in a mirror. The identity of the culprit rests on which arm had a tattoo. Since the thief was seen in a mirror, the witness saw a reflection, not the actual person. When the witness identifies a man based only on which arm he saw in the mirror, he picks incorrectly. Why? With a little thought, the majority of students should be able to figure out that the witness saw a reflection in the mirror and therefore the opposite of the actual arm?the left, not the right. A hint is given to this effect in a separate part of the book. There is also a warning on the tape telling listeners to turn off the tape if they want to solve a case without the hint. Also given is a warning for listeners to turn off the tape before the answer is given so they can solve the case while taking as much time as needed. Most public libraries should find this entertaining book and tape set a useful buy.
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These are tricky but fun cases for any mystery lover to solve.
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OK - I give up. Perhaps someone else can solve them... Some real brain teasers!
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Spend a little time with liars,murderers, thieves, and eccentrics as you try to crack these 34 brand-new, baffling mysteries. These thoroughly entertaining stumpers will sharpen yur powers of observation and test your deductive skills. And if you can't wait to figure out whodunit- the solutions are provided. 34 storys just to name a few.. ( Chasing the Bank Robbers, A badly planned Saturday? At the Scene of the Accident. On flight 701 from Hong Kong, The Final Exam: Digging in the right place. Witness to a Hit and Run.)and so on...
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This book is entertaining yet it makes you pause and think critically. The stories are a great exercise for the mind.