05 Aug

The Century-Old, Weird Puzzle-Book-Thing That Still Works

Banner Mouse ClickIn 1934 a man named Powys Mathers published a novel. A crime novel.

Nothing strange with that. Except that it’s not a novel as such. It’s a novel-puzzle. The pages, all 100-some of them, are printed out of order. It’s up to the reader to figure out the order, and solve the puzzle.

Fiendishly clever. And you need to be fiendishly clever to solve it – only a handful of people have…

Link: Cain’s Jawbone: how crime novel’s puzzling plot still keeps us guessing

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