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The ultimate trial of knowledge and cunning, Conundrum features 200 cryptic puzzles and ciphers. The solutions link throughout the book – so you need to solve them all to get to the final round.

Can you take on Conundrum and win? There’s only one way to find out…

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A Lonely Height

In the first of the Stephen Capel murder mysteries, a vicar starting work in his first parish discovers a drowned body in the ruined tower on Glastonbury Tor.

He knelt by the still form and pulled lightly where the shoulder should be. The body, and he was suddenly, awfully, certain that it was a body, rolled over to face him.

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A Timely Confession

In the second Stephen Capel murder mystery, Capel has to struggle with personal problems while dealing with a confession of murder and an increasingly complex case.

He stared at his assailant in blank amazement, looked down to where he had been hit to be even more puzzled by the welling red wound. Everything was fuzzy; all the clarity that had made the day so special was gone. As he fell, unable to speak, his brain still tried to force his lips to ask why?

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A Spotless Rose

In the third in the Stephen Capel murder mysteries, on a stay in Brighton, Capel and Vicky are plunged into a sequence of murders as a fresh corpse is discovered every day. With Capel a suspect, there is all to fight for.

Suddenly his understanding of what he saw flipped, as if he were looking at one of those three-dimensional pictures, and it had finally come into focus. The girl was not floating on her back, enjoying the lazy feeling of the sea’s caress, she was face down. Her face was entirely covered by the water.

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A Twisted Harmony

In the fourth in the Stephen Capel murder mysteries, Capel witnesses the death of a lab assistant at Thornton School, which opens up a link to the 20-year-old disappearance of a local girl.

When he heard the body slamming into the tarmac, Capel thought that it was a sack of potatoes, thrown across the kitchen yard.

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An End to Innocence

In the fifth Stephen Capel mystery, still new to his parish, vicar Stephen Capel discovers the apparently dead body of his closest friend. In trying to recover it, Capel's girlfriend, Vicky, suffers a head injury. As Capel tries to make sense of what is happening he receives a call, asking if he is dead.

His heart felt as if it had stopped in his chest. Vicky was lying on the path, motionless.

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A Fall from Grace

In the sixth Stephen Capel mystery, Capel is asked to act as liaison between Bath Abbey and the police when a body is discovered in the abbey, fallen through the great East window. Stephen Capel and his fiancée, Detective Constable Vicky Denning are drawn into a strange treasure hunt that has deadly consequences.

The hot lead gave way on the skin in agonising slow motion and the whole thing started to buckle, then came the plunge into darkness and oblivion.

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A Fair Deliverance

An impossible murder on a fairground ride opens up a trail that leads to Anglo-Saxon treasure, a mysterious tunnel and a deadly confrontation.

For a moment Capel didn’t notice the change in tone of the screams: an arc light was glaring into his eyes, making it difficult to see, but he could make out a girl, next to Margaret LeVine, her face distorted as she yelled. A blossom of red was spreading on LeVine’s white top; something near the centre of the redness glinted as it tumbled away.

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A Contrite Heart

The election of a new MP for Bath disturbs the quiet village of Thornton Down where two of the candidates live. Vicar Stephen Capel struggles with a moral dilemma when his best friend asks him to place listening devices in the candidates' homes for the security service - and things spiral out of control when one of the candidates is killed.

At the back of the house, Vicky was looking at a pile of rubble where Smith’s study had been. The building made a horrible groaning noise, forcing her to hurriedly back away across the lawn. In what seemed like slow motion, the whole of the back upper floor collapsed, sending a cloud of dust into the air.

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Xenostorm: Rising

A young adult science fiction novel, exploring the decision of whether or not to make the human race live indefinitely, as a teenager takes on an apparently unstoppable monstrosity.

'That click was a Heckler and Koch MP7 personal defence weapon.  It fires 950 armour piercing rounds per minute.  The sound you heard was the safety catch coming off.'

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Adult fantasy novel: when Jo Fuller takes a summer job on a campsite in the Swiss alpine valley of Lauterbrunnen, she does not expect her whole understanding of the world to be turned upside down. A camper dies in suspicious circumstances. With three broken individuals - Bob, Paula and Werner - Jo discovers a strange alternative world at the top of the Schilthorn mountain.

Reality is not what it seems

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Organizing a Murder

With 12 different mysteries to solve, Organizing a Murder is a whole new approach to mystery parties. As a paperback, you can cut out answer sheets, evidence and clues to use straight away. Alternatively, with the ebook version, these elements can be printed at a moment’s notice.

Mystery party games re-imagined, in the best value book of these adventures you'll ever find.


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Make Your Own Mystery

Can’t find a game that’s just the way you want it?

A do-it-yourself guide that provides all you need to write your own. Enjoy making your own mystery come alive.

An infinite supply of new mystery games.

Transatlantic Tragedy

Transatlantic Tragedy is a traditional role-play murder mystery for 8 players (4 female, 4 male characters) and is a relatively simple mystery, ideal for a players who haven't tried this kind of game before, as well as experienced players.

The action takes place aboard the luxury liner Olympia on a voyage from England to New York.

Can you find the killer before the bomb explodes?

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