Books about Solving Puzzles

  1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I

    by Arthur Conan Doyle
    A collection of stories following the adventures of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes.

    Eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious, Sherlock Holmes remains the world's most popular and influential fictional detective. In four novels and fifty-six short stories, Holmes with his trusted friend ... (Goodreads)

  2. The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    by John Bellairs
    An orphaned boy discovers a mysterious house with a ticking clock, leading him on a magical journey.

    Lewis Barnavelt, recently an orphan, moves to the town of New Zebedee, Michigan , to live with his mysterious uncle Jonathan Barnavelt. Lewis' uncle turns out to be a mediocre, though ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Secret Place

    by Tana French
    A murder investigation leads to a girls boarding school, uncovering dark secrets and powerful emotions.

    Much of the novel takes place at St. Kilda's, a girls' boarding school in Dublin. The chapters alternate between the points of view of detective Stephen Moran and the students of St. Kilda's. The key ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Clue of the Velvet Mask

    by Carolyn Keene
    Nancy Drew investigates the theft of a valuable jade necklace and the disappearance of a Chinese princess.

    A masquerade party quickly turns into a mystery when Nancy and Ned spy an enigmatic man in a black cloak and an exotic woman in a glittering Javanese costume. Are they members of the gang of wily ... (Goodreads)

  5. Alex Cross, Run

    by James Patterson
    Detective Alex Cross is on the run from the law and a dangerous killer, while trying to clear his name and protect his family.

    Metropolitan Police Department officer Alex Cross, John Sampson, and others, invade plastic surgeon Elijah Creem's penthouse where he is illegally giving drugs and having sex (while making ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    by Arthur Conan Doyle
    A detective's collection of cases, full of intrigue and suspense.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    by Arthur Conan Doyle
    A collection of adventures of the world's most famous detective, solving mysterious cases.

    'If I were assured of your eventual destruction I would, in the interests of the public, cheerfully accept my own.' In The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes , the consulting detective's notoriety as the ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Hollow Boy

    by Jonathan Stroud
    A daring adventure to save the world from an ancient evil.

    As a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. ... (Goodreads)

  9. Heat Wave

    by Richard Castle
    Detective solves a string of murders in a scorching summer heat wave in New York City.

    The New York Times bestseller, HEAT WAVE, is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Quillan Games

    by D.J. MacHale
    Bobby Pendragon is forced to compete in the dangerous Quillan Games, where the stakes are high and the consequences are deadly.

    Like the other Pendragon books, The Quillan Games follows protagonist Bobby Pendragon's adventures on Quillan, while showing his friends Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde on their home territory of ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Obsidian Chamber

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling adventure of supernatural mysteries and secrets, taking the reader on a journey through time and space.

    A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. A SHOCKING RETURN Sick with ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Mystery of the Yellow Room

    by Gaston Leroux
    A locked-room murder mystery where the victim is found in a room locked from the inside.

    Reporter and amateur sleuth Joseph Rouletabille is sent to investigate a criminal case at the Château du Glandier and takes along his friend the lawyer Sainclair, who narrates. Mathilde Stangerson , ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Decagon House Murders

    by Yukito Ayatsuji
    Ten students visit a remote island to renovate a house, but soon find themselves trapped in a deadly game of murder.

    Seven students, members of their university's mystery club, decide to spend a week-long vacation on Tsunojima Island off the coast of Japan. Six months earlier the owner of the island was brutally ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The God of the Hive

    by Laurie R. King
    A suspenseful mystery about a young woman's search for truth and justice.

    Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are each on the trail, seeking to expose a ruthless villain and ensure the safety of Holmes' artist son, Damian Adler, and Adler's half-Chinese daughter, ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Hallowe'en Party

    by Agatha Christie
    Detective attempts to solve the mysterious death of a child at a Hallowe'en party.

    At a Hallowe'en party held at Rowena Drake's home in Woodleigh Common, thirteen-year-old Joyce Reynolds tells everyone attending she had once seen a murder, but had not realised it was one until ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

    by Agatha Christie
    A murder mystery involving a beloved actress who is killed after drinking a poisoned cocktail.

    While recovering from an illness, Jane Marple goes out for a walk in St. Mary Mead and takes a fall. She encounters Heather Badcock, who brings her to her home and relates a story of meeting American ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Accident

    by Chris Pavone
    A literary thriller about a manuscript that reveals a dangerous secret, leading to a deadly chase across Europe.

    From the author of the, New York Times,-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning, The Expats, As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

    by Clifford Stoll
    A true story of a computer expert's pursuit of a hacker who broke into his system, leading to a global espionage investigation.

    Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U., S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a ... (Goodreads)

  19. Passenger 23

    by Sebastian Fitzek

    Jedes Jahr verschwinden durchschnittlich 23 Passagiere spurlos auf Kreuzfahrtschiffen. Noch nie ist jemand zurückgekommen .... bis jetzt! Passagier 23 Eine Transatlantikpassage wird zum Albtraum. ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Clue in the Diary

    by Carolyn Keene
    Nancy Drew attempts to solve a mystery involving a missing diamond and a cryptic diary.

    Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue–and unexpectedly find ... (Goodreads)

  21. The League of Frightened Men

    by Rex Stout
    Nero Wolfe investigates a series of murders committed by a group of men with physical deformities.

    After reading a controversial new novel by an author called Paul Chapin, Nero Wolfe reveals to Archie Goodwin that he has been approached by Andrew Hibbard, a psychologist fearing for his life. ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Lord Edgware Dies

    by Agatha Christie
    Mysterious murder of a peer of the realm, investigated by Hercule Poirot.

    Attending a performance by impressionist Carlotta Adams, Hercule Poirot is approached by actress Jane Wilkinson. She requests his help in asking her husband Lord Edgware to divorce her. Poirot ... (Wikipedia)

  23. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

    by Trenton Lee Stewart
    Four gifted children embark on a dangerous mission to save the world from a mysterious villain.

    After the events of the previous book, Mr. Benedict, and the children's parents, plan to bring the children back together for another adventure using their teamwork, skills, and intelligence. When ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Seven Dials Mystery

    by Agatha Christie
    An aristocrat's disappearance leads a group of sleuths to unravel the secrets of a mysterious group.

    In the last days of renting the estate Chimneys, Sir Oswald and Lady Coote host a party including Gerry Wade, Jimmy Thesiger, Ronny Devereux, Bill Eversleigh and Rupert "Pongo" Bateman, Sir Oswald's ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Mystery at the Moss-covered Mansion

    by Carolyn Keene
    Nancy Drew investigates a haunted mansion and uncovers a mystery involving a missing person and stolen jewels.

    A friend of Carson Drew’s has been arrested and charged with sending a truck loaded with explosive oranges into the Space Center complex at Cape Kennedy. Knowing that Mr. Billington could not ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

    by Joanne Fluke
    A small-town baker gets wrapped up in a murder investigation as she searches for clues to solve the case.

    The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July—but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen’s bake shop, The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

    by M.C. Beaton
    Agatha Raisin investigates the murder of a handsome gardener in a Cotswold village.

    Never say die. That's the philosophy Agatha Raisin clings to when she comes home to cozy Carsely and finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. ... (Goodreads)

  28. Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Alcatraz and his friends must save the world from evil librarians using their unique talents and abilities.

    Alcatraz and his companions head off to Mokia, one of the Free Kingdoms, to try and save it from a Librarian take over. Alcatraz succeeds, but at great cost. Mokia is largely destroyed. Its King and ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Curious Minds

    by Janet Evanovich
    A tech genius and an eccentric researcher team up to solve a corporate conspiracy. A light-hearted, humorous mystery novel.

    Janet Evanovich teams up with Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry. Emerson Knight is ... (Goodreads)

  30. A Vision of Murder

    by Victoria Laurie
    Psychic Abby Cooper is hired to investigate a murder at a haunted bed and breakfast, but the killer may be closer than she thinks.

    Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Secret of the Caves

    by Franklin W. Dixon
    The Hardy Boys investigate a series of mysterious events surrounding a network of caves.

    Triggered by the disappearance of a brilliant young professor, this mystery takes the Hardy boys first to Kenworthy College, where they find a puzzling message on an examination paper. But then, a ... (Goodreads)

  32. Disclaimer

    by Renée Knight
    A woman's gripping journey of suspense and deception, uncovering a dark secret from her past.

    “Sensationally good psychological suspense…exactly what a great thriller should be.”, — Lee Child,, Bestselling author Renee Knight delivers a, brilliant and deeply unsettling psychological thriller ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. The Hades Factor

    by Robert Ludlum
    A deadly virus threatens to wipe out humanity, and a team of scientists must race against time to find a cure and stop those responsible.

    While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and someone to ... (Wikipedia)

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