Crime and Puzzlement:

24 Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries

Eli P. Harvard was found dead inside his ski lodge, a revolver in his hand and a bullet in his brain. He’d broken up with Sally the night before. Had despondency driven him to suicide? Or had the vengeful Sally done him in? The clues are in the picture; it’s up to you, the closet detective, to find out who killed Harvard and why.

• Read the Story
• Ponder the picture
• Seize pencil in fist
• And solve it yourself!

With Lawrence Treat as your escort you’ll discover detecting powers you never dreamed you had. Who stole the Van Bliven necklace? Did Mrs. Falwell really fall out of her twelfth-floor window? Where did Little William go? You 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!

Leslie Cabarga has been a working illustrator and designer since 1970. He has authored over two dozen books on design including A Treasury of German Trademarks, Dynamic Black and White Illustration, The Fleischer Story and The Designer’s Guide to Global Color Combinations. As an illustrator he’s drawn magazine covers for Time, Newsweek, Fortune and National Lampoon. He has also worked as a designer in the art departments of Rolling Stone and San Francisco’s City Magazine.

At the age of twelve, an interest in lettering surfaced and he spent months copying logos and lettering out of magazines. At 17, he pieced together negatives of an alphabet he’d drawn to create a font for a photo lettering Typositer. By 1975 Cabarga was offering hand lettering and logo design services under the nom de plume Handy Lettering Company. And by 1993 he’d created the first of many successful computer fonts such as Magneto Bold, Streamline, Kobalt Bold, and the psychedelic 60s font families, Love and Peace.