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Mystery and Mayhem: Part 2

This is part 2 of my blog series in which I write about my experience reading the short story collection Mystery and Mayhem.

I’m finding that the Mystery and Mayhem book can have a variety of puzzles and riddles all in one story. The story I’m reading at the moment is dog related, but others are different. To begin with they all seem impossible to solve, but at the end there are some ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ moments. Not all the mysteries are about murder, some are about lock-picking or poison etc.

The mysteries that are in the book are very intriguing and they get the reader involved by speaking in the first person. Some of the twists are more obvious than others. The Mystery of the Green Room is my favourite of the stories so far as it’s nearly impossible to figure out the answer and when the answer is revealed, you kick yourself for not getting it earlier.