Well, I thought I’d do my little bit to help you all pass the time – so I thought I’d write another of my little puzzles. And by little, I mean insanely complicated…
So, here we go, let me explain.
Here is a wordsearch.
Oh, you want more instructions. OK.
Hidden in the wordsearch are 44 words, all of which are the key words of a number of classic crime novels. Note I have removed short words like “and”, “the”, etc and also the words “Death”, “Murder”, “Mystery” and “Case”. All the books were released in the same year (you have to work out which one) and were all written by members of the Detection Club. Oh, and one word is used in two different titles but only appears once. When you have found all the words, you can then solve the puzzle by finding another title along with its author, also from the same year, also by a member of the Detection Club, spelled out by the unused letters. The duplicate word is a vague hint to the title. Simple, no? [Note, one book was published under a different title in the UK in the previous year, but was published in the US with the title used in the puzzle in the correct year. So I didn’t make a mistake. Honest.]
If you find the answer, just leave the initials of the title in the comments down below, so I know you’ve solved it but it won’t spoil it for everyone else. Enjoy!