The Sherlock Holmes Escape Book 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 . . . following the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, you have travelled to Baskerville Hall to investigate the mystery.
Now, as the clock strikes midnight, you hear the key turning in the lock, and see an envelope slipped beneath the door to your room.
What is the meaning of the message cut from newsprint?
Is there a clue hidden in the painting on the wall? And could those really be the footprints of a gigantic hound . . .? 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. AUTHOR: 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served as note-taker and assistant to a London-based consulting detective, a role he held until being controversially superseded by a more qualified and less strangely named replacement.
As a young man, Sacker studied medicine at St Bartholemews before joining the British Army, where he was attached as a surgeon to the Berkshire Regiment of Foot.
It was specifically feet that led to his dismissal, following an odd number (both in quantity and circumstance) of amputation errors.
To this day he stands by his assertion that "left" and "right" are subjective terms that depend upon which end of the table one is standing.
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. SALES POINTS: A unique new form of puzzle book, in which the reader must solve the riddles to escape the pages Combines riddles, logic puzzles, timed challenges, mathematical brain-teasers, maps and mazes Ties in to the popular trend for Escape Rooms Full colour throughout with 25 illustrations