Saturday, November 14, 2020

Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Lateral Brain Teasers: 100 Challenging Cross-Fitness Brain Exercises


Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Lateral Brain Teasers is a new volume in the Sherlock Holmes Puzzles series. Released 27th Oct 2020 by Quarto on their Wellfleet Press imprint, it's 128 pages and available in paperback format.

These "lateral thinking" brain teasers are not one-answer-fits-all puzzles. They require the reader to use imagination and creativity to formulate solutions to indefinite questions: "what could be behind this door?", "what other phrases can be abbreviated with the acronym b.i.r.d.?" and more along those lines.

The thematic thread which ties the puzzles together is Holmes and Watson. They're honestly extraneous to the puzzles, they're only there to lend flavor. There are several different types of puzzles repeated throughout the book with new words and phrases. The book does include a solution chapter with at least some answers to the puzzles.

It's an interesting concept. I think this would make a nice library selection, or a good lockdown gift for a puzzle fan.

Three and a half stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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