Crime and Puzzlement 2:

More Solve-Them-Yourself Picture Mysteries

If you cut your detecting teeth on “Crime and Puzzlement“, you’ll sink them into “Crime and Puzzlement 2” with glee . . . Once again, You are the Detective! Alone (or was he?) in his locked room, Torrick the truckdiver succumbed, but to what, and why? Arthur, on his way downstairs for another drink, slipped, or did he? Siegfried Jones was obviously knifed on his way to the operating room, but by whom? Read the story. Ponder the picture. Seize the pencil in fist and solve it yourself! With the applause for Crime and Puzzlement still ringing in his ears, Lawrence Treat has conjured up an even more addictive and fiendishly delightful encore. Who finished Isabella Spiegel? Why did Mr. Grange topple dead from his saddle, and what was the catch in Mr. Fishhead’s alibi? It’s up to you, the armchair detective, to find out!

Lawrence Treat was a prolific author of mystery novels and short stories and was the founder of the Mystery Writers of America. He began his professional career as a lawyer, but when his law firm broke down, he turned to writing. Besides his crime novels, he created what he referred to as crime mystery picture puzzle books, such as You’re the Detective and all three Crime and Puzzlement books!