Cain's Jawbone

Cain's Jawbone: A Novel Problem

Non-Fiction, Hobbies, Quizzes & Games, Indoor Games
Paperback Published on: 08/07/2021
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Six murders. One hundred pages. Millions of possible combinations... but only one is correct. Can you solve Torquemada's murder mystery? In 1934, the Observer's cryptic crossword compiler, Edward Powys Mathers (aka Torquemada), released a novel that was simultaneously a murder mystery and the most fiendishly difficult literary puzzle ever written. The pages have been printed in an entirely haphazard order, but it is possible - through logic and intelligent reading - to sort the pages into the only correct order, revealing six murder victims and their respective murderers. Only three puzzlers have ever solved the mystery of Cain's Jawbone: do you have what it takes to join their ranks? Please note: this puzzle is extremely difficult and not for the faint-hearted.

  • Publisher: Unbound
  • ISBN: 9781800180796
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm

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Cain's Jawbone
Too clever for it's own good
Written by torquemada the torturous crossword setter this crime book is not for casual readers. Ernest powys mathers was undoubtedly a very clever man but ... READ MORE
Book collector
Cain's Jawbone
Amazing book
Don’t listen to a one star review. The book is great, and the clues are intricate and thought through. If you can’t handle a hard puzzle then there’s no po... READ MORE
Henry Hoare
Cain's Jawbone
Fiendish and fun!
This feels like a literary jigsaw! Do you start with the edges? Do you look for the big items and try to piece those together? Do you just flip through and... READ MORE
Olivia Grace