A few weeks ago I decided it would be a cool idea to make a classic crime version of the National Book Token Hidden Book Game. There was just one minor difficulty – I can’t draw. Or at the very least my artistic skills are sufficiently limited that they would have made this post the worst game of Pictionary ever! Fortunately, for you and me, my boyfriend knows how to wield a pen, so with his drawing abilities and my knowledge of classic crime titles we set to work!
Below is the final result. This village is as lethal as Midsomer and contains 36 clues. Each clue is for a classic crime title, (many of which feature a village in them). 35 of the titles are novels and one is a short story. Bigger locations like the country house, the church and village hall contain more than one clue. Sometimes the clues refer to the title itself or the author who penned it, whilst other clues refer to a key scene or object in the mystery.
If you are viewing this on a computer then you should be able to click on this image twice in order to get the ‘zoom in’ function. If you are on a phone you should likewise be able to zoom in. While I am happy for readers to discuss possible answers in the comments section below, I think it would be best, if you are submitting a full list of answers, to submit the comment in code e.g. ROT13 or use initials e.g. DOTN (which is Death on the Nile.) I felt this would make it easier for readers to navigate the comments section.
Answers will be posted next month. I hope you enjoy this puzzle!