Weekly Book Special: Mystery of the Russian Ruby: A Pop-Up Whodunit (ISBN: 0525452745)
Weekly Book Special: July 13th-July 19th
Recently Russian spies were caught in the United States. Solve your own Russian mystery with this week’s special:
Mystery of the Russian Ruby:
A Pop-up Whodunit
Written and Illustrated by Iain Smyth.
Hardcover no dustjacket, 12 pages. ISBN: 0525452745
List Price: $17.00, Lowest Amazon.com Price: $19.07, OUR PRICE: $9.95
Calling all detectives: Welcome to the Mystery of the Russian Ruby — a pop-up whodunit with three different endings! Who has stolen the priceless jewel? Lift flaps to reveal hidden clues and secret facts to help you find the thief.
There are six suspects: Angelica, Countess Wilby, Major Stropp, Tilly the Maid, Professor Proudfoot and Spencer the Butler. There are six clues: a blow dart, an insurance policy, a dagger, a bottle of sleeping lotion, a manual on cracking safes and the library key.
By turning a wheel, you can solve this shocking crime once — twice — three times!
Our favorite spread is the final page detailing “The Suspects” (click to enlarge):
“This wonderful book has many moving pictures and characters that surround the castle,” writes Nadia Herbish in Ukrainian on her “My Easel” arts and culture blog. She gave it as a gift, and “it attracted all the children [of] guests who visited our house.”
“Each of the six spreads yields enough clues, in fact, to delight [Detective Sherlock] Holmes himself,” writes Publisher’s Weekly in a review.
“Top Secret dossiers on each character can be slid out of the pages, while various flaps and pull-tabs reveal hidden architectural passages, concealed weaponry, and contraband lurking in various valises. Aspiring sleuths will echo the cry, ‘Egad, the game’s afoot.’”
This book is discounted only through July 19th.
Purchase it for $9.95 (list price $17.00):
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