Title: Whodunit – You Decide!Whodunit - You Decide
Author: Hy Conrad
Illustrator: Lucy Corvino
Pages: 94
Recommended Ages: 10 & up
Star Rating: ★★★★

I’ve probably bored you all to tears with my reviews of solve-it-yourself mysteries. If that is the case, I’m sorry – that you are bored. Not that I’m reviewing the books. : )

In this collection, we are presented with twelve mysterious cases. Some concern murder most foul, others the robbery of a priceless painting or jewel. Each of the cases is serious enough to have made it to trial, and it is in the courtroom that it awaits you.

First we are apprised of the facts, then several clues are provided us – sometimes these are pictures of the crime scene, but usually they consist of the cross-examination of the defendant or a witness. Enough information is provided for you to solve the crime. But are you clever enough to discover whodunit?

Cautions.

In one story, four teenagers break into an abandoned house to search for ghosts – the ensuing scene is eerie.

In the first mystery, it is said that a man’s wife has run off with a traveling salesman. In the ‘Black Widow’ mystery, it is said that a man’s housekeeper was also his mistress. In one picture, a woman is shown wearing a tight blouse and short skirt.

Conclusion. Fun mysteries. I was able to solve most of them, but they did lead me a merry chase.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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