Sleuth & Solve: Spooky: Decode Mind-Twisting Mysteries Inspired by Classic Creepy Characters (Hardcover)
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Test your wits in this creepy collection of horror-themed mini-mysteries, a follow-up to Sleuth & Solve!
How does one boy discover the lair of Frankenstein's monster? What is the identity of the werewolf who torments an isolated village? And how do two sisters escape the vengeful Loch Ness Monster?
Welcome to the world of Sleuth & Solve: Spooky, where creepy clues are hidden in every detail and clever twists put your wits to the test. These mind-bending mini-mysteries inspired by classic creepy characters feature familiar fiends as well as terrifying new tales of ghosts, witches, and more! Solving this suite of spooky puzzles takes keen observation, strong logic, and lots of creative thinking. Play solo or with friends, collecting points as you crack each compelling case, decode the solution using a clever cryptograph, and reveal whose sleuthing skills reign supreme!
SCARY STORIES ARE IRRESISTIBLE: From monster-themed birthday parties to Dungeons & Dragons, Stranger Things, and Monsters, Inc., it's clear that readers of all ages have a perennial predilection for all things monstrous and scary. These tales are perfect for reading alone or together, under the covers or in the dark, around the crackling of a campfire . . . as long as you can crack the case before it's too late. BOO!
EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD MYSTERY: From Encyclopedia Brown to Sherlock Holmes to Clue, mysteries transfix, engage, and entertain! Following the previous two books in the Sleuth & Solve series, this latest smart, age-appropriate take on mysteries for kids will quickly become a family favorite.
A-GAME-IN-A-BOOK: This engaging narrative formula incorporates both a game (players earn points for discerning each answer) and an opportunity to decrypt and decode the clever solutions to each puzzle, adding opportunities for interactivity and upping the stakes of the reading experience.
REINFORCES LOGICAL REASONING SKILLS: These clever mysteries are solved by way of deduction, inference, and logical reasoning, all of which are critical thinking skills crucial to young readers' intellectual development both in and outside of the classroom.
IDEAL FOR RELUCTANT READERS: With a comic-esque style, unique narrative approach, quirky scenarios, and a compelling mystery/"scary stories" theme, this book packs loads of reluctant reader appeal.
• Fans of scary and spooky stories
• Fans of brainteasers and puzzles
• Mystery aficionados
About the Author
Ana Gallo is an author living in Barcelona, Spain.
Víctor Escandell is a renowned illustrator and founder of the graphic design and illustration studio Alehop. He is the author of Sleuth & Solve and Sleuth & Solve: History. He lives and works in Spain.
“Following on Sleuth Solve (2019), nine more mystery scenarios designed to test powers of observation and deduction. . . . Along with the occasional visual clue, Escandell’s cartoon illustrations add properly gothic shadows and leering, toothy figures. . . . [E]ncouragement for developing literary as well as logical chops.”-Kirkus Reviews