So one of the reasons I have been a little less prolific on the blog of late is because I have been finishing off the puzzles for the sequel to the Pocket Detective, if puzzle books can be said to have such things.
As you can see below the British Library have continued to excel in their choice of cover artwork:
Like its predecessor The Pocket Detective 2 is a puzzle book, in which the puzzles revolve around the titles in the British Library Crime Classics series, as well as stories from Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. This latest publication has puzzles with all the latest new titles in the British Library Crime Classics catalogue, (minus one) and I would like to think I have put a lot of effort into making sure it feels as fresh and as new as possible. Across the puzzles there are approximately 9 new types, which weren’t featured in the first book and for more familiar puzzle types such as word searches and crosswords, a number of tweaks, variations and red herrings have been included to keep readers on their toes.
Going off the information in the British Library catalogue The Pocket Detective 2 should be released in the UK in September. As and when I receive new info I’ll pass it on.
Finally, just so this post is not entirely about myself here are the other titles being released by the British Library later this year:
- Fell Murder by E. C. R. Lorac
- The Body in the Dumb River by George Bellairs
- It Walks by Night by John Dickson Carr (which also includes the short story, ‘The Shadow of the Goat’)
- The Measure of Malice: Scientific Mysteries
- The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly
- Death in Fancy Dress by Anthony Gilbert
I’m sure it won’t just be me who is excited by this line up!