Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles
Challenge the Way You Think & SeeBook - 2000
Catch crooks, expose con artists, and trap liars! Solve mysteries, explain conundrums, and match wits with evil geniuses! All it takes is paying strict attention to every word of the MindTrap story. It's harder than it looks, because most people picture the stories in their minds, and usually imagine something that isn't there, or overlook a crucial detail. But you can defy the odds. Trap the auctioneer who's trying to sell an old letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth I. How? Because you know she wasn't called "the first" until centuries later when there was a second Queen Elizabeth. Or capture the thief whose victims were dying just before they deposited their paychecks at the bank-just figure out that the killer had poisoned the glue on the bank deposit envelopes. Warning: the pictures that accompany each story may be hazardous to your puzzle-solving skills.
The clues to solving each puzzle can be found within it, but you need to break free from conventional thinking and toss aside core assumptions. Ninety entertainingly illustrated puzzles, from murder mysteries to treasure hunts, will challenge your thinking skills, and there are hints if you need them.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2000
Description: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: j793.73 Det