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Absolutely Amazing Five-Minute Mysteries

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Another installment in our wildly successful series of succinct whodunits, Absolutely Amazing Five-Minute Mysteries offers more than 40 new intriguing cases to thrill, entertain, and solve in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea! Astute readers can test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning, then turn to the end of the book for ingenious solutions to ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 3rd 2004 by Running Press (first published March 2nd 2004)
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Mar 31, 2010 Bitsy rated it liked it
These mysteries turned out to be tough! You read the beginning of the mystery and then had to guess the end yourself. To check to see if you were right you had to flip to the back of the book to read the solution. We got to be pretty good towards the middle and end of the novel at really reading the short stories and trying to pick up on all of the clues. There were a few things working against us though.

The first was that the book was written in 2002, so there were a few things that have change
Apr 20, 2014 J. rated it liked it
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I love these books, but I always have the same issues: every mystery is either easy, in the sense that I solve it after reading them re-skimming, or it's totally impossible. This volume has a few that I couldn't make sense of even after reading the solution. But, anyway, it is what it is, and this is more of it.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I did about as well with these mini-mysteries as I did with the other book by Weber--solved about half, was in the ballpark for a few more, and didn't have a clue for the rest. In my library these are catalogued in the children's section, but I'd make them YA or adult. Some of the knowledge you need in order to solve these cases even many adults wouldn't know. I enjoy the way these stretch my brain and sharpen my observation/reading skills, so I look forward to reading more.
Nov 17, 2011 Jan rated it liked it
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These were fun. Forty short mysteries ( 5 - 6 pages each) with a question or clue to be solved. The answers and explanations were given at the back of the book. Fun diversion.
Overall these are pretty good little logic puzzles but some require specified knowledge on somethings that esoteric rather than common sense.
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