My daughter Candice and her husband Mark gave me this book a year ago for Christmas. It has been an enormous amount of fun and I thought I would recommend it to you. There is a whole series of these books and here is how they work.
My little book has 34 different mysteries/stories. Each one is three to seven pages long and tells a story and then asks a question. If I have been paying attention to the details and I use some basic common sense, I can figure it out. If I’m totally stumped there is a section in the back that discusses the solution.
It’s a fun mental exercise that takes, well, five minutes or so. I’ve tried to do one about once a week to spread out the fun. If you want to know if this book is right for you, here are some questions from the back page:
Do you have an eye for detail? A knack for knowing when people are lying to you? Those skills and other keen powers of observation will come in handy as you match wits with the scheming suspects in these 34 mini-mysteries.
If you are an armchair crime scene investigator, you might want to give it a try. 5 Minute Mysteries by Ken Weber, Running Press, 1993.