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Dubious Documents: A Puzzle
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Nick Bantock
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Dubious Documents: A Puzzle

Nick Bantock


Chronicle Books

The Arts: General & Reference;
Fiction & Literature


16 pages

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An intriguing epistolary puzzle posed by a mysterious character named Magnus Berlin. Readers must study Berlin's introductory note, list of clues, and 16 multifaceted letters to decode cryptic anagrams, picture-grams, number puzzles, and wordplay. Crafted with stunning artwork, Dubious Documents is a distinctive gift or captivating self-purchase for fans of puzzles, riddles, and anyone looking for an exquisitely designed challenge.

The book opens with a fictional narrative revealing a mystery posed by a that the reader must solve. Following that are the 16 envelopes, each of which contains cryptic clues. The clues will include anagrams, picture-grams, number puzzles, and word plays. Once solved, each letter will reveal one word. Once all 16 letters have been solved, the reader can assemble the 16 words to construct the answer to the mystery.

The last few pages of the book will contain a grid and a chart to help the reader unscramble clues and record solutions as they gradually discover them.

By:   Nick Bantock
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781452166032
ISBN 10:   145216603X
Pages:   16
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nick Bantock is most famous for the phenomenon that was Griffin & Sabine. Born and raised in England, he now lives in Vancouver. A frequent speaker, he also holds an annual creativity workshop in Spain and classes elsewhere. His books have sold in 13 languages and range from fiction to a book on how to be a better creator. His art is publicly and privately collected.

Dubious Documents is a no-brainer for puzzle lovers. It's gorgeous and interesting visually, and the puzzles and backstory are intriguing, to say the least. Author Nick Bantock has done it again. Plus, it's made me want to get all of his other work as well. -GeekDad

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