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The Sherlock Holmes Escape Book: The Adventure of the London Waterworks

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  • Pub date: June 19
  • ISBN-13: 9781781453483
  • Author: Ormond Sacker
  • Price: £9.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 128
  • Photos: 25 illustrations
  • Dimensions: 195 x 130
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

The Sherlock Holmes Escape Book: The Adventure of the London Waterworks

The Sherlock Holmes Escape Book: The Adventure of the London Waterworks is the first in a unique new series of puzzle books, in which the reader is trapped in the pages and must find their way out by solving the puzzles that hold the key to their freedom. Visual clues are hidden among the intriguing illustrations; fiendish riddles, logic puzzles, and timed challenges unlock hidden doors and reveal the direction of travel; and mathematical problems provide the codes required to follow the correct path. There are maps and mazes to explore; references to the original Sherlock Holmes adventures to unravel; and a code-wheel that holds the key to unlocking the next page. Solve the puzzles correctly to escape. Get them wrong, and you will find yourself further and further along the path to your own demise. 

You are Sherlock Holmes… striding home through the fog-bound alleys of London town towards 221b Baker Street, you are accosted by a stranger. As the church bells chime midnight, she slips an envelope into your hand before dashing away. What is the meaning of the message cut from newsprint? Is there a clue hidden in the clothing they were wearing? And could their footprints offer a fresh scent on the trail of your deadly enemy Moriarty…? 

This ingenious new series is a spin on the current urban craze for ‘Escape Rooms’, in which participants are locked in rooms, and must solve the puzzles they find there to make good their escape. Here, the book becomes the locked room, the pages become the path, and the reader can take on a challenge every bit as brain-teasing from the comfort of their own home. 

Before writing puzzle-based books, Ormond Sacker served as note-taker and assistant to a London-based consulting detective, a role he held until being controversially superseded by a more qualified and less strangely named replacement. His military training, international travels, and experience of curious crime, together with an intimate relationship with the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have given him a unique view of the world. Such a character is clearly the ideal author of a book of Holmes-based conundrums and problems. Ormond Sacker is sometimes mixed up. At such times he is no card smoker, and lives in cranked rooms.

Sherlock Holmes Code Wheel

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