Can you decipher this logic puzzle? Match the book title with its protagonist’s name, its Dover setting, and the crime solved in each of these 12 fictitious mysteries.
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Author Griff Sutton’s final mystery in his “Calendar” series has just been published. “Dreary December” is the 12th book in this popular series, which also includes “July Sparklers”, “Agonizing August”, Spooky September”, and “November can be Noxious”. Each book features a different month (January---December) in its title. Each book also has a different detective who solves a different crime (one is embezzlement) right here in Dover, NH!
Here are your clues! Good luck!
1.) The title month in which Conrad Tooby catches a litterer is exactly 2 months earlier in the year than the title month of the mystery set at Hannaford’s (which stars Harry McMaster).
2.) The title month in the book starring Genevieve Potsdam (which is set in Henry Law Park) immediately precedes the title month of the novel in which the crime is jaywalking (whose title month is earlier in the year than that of the mystery set in Hilton Park.)
3.) In “Mayhem in May”, Timothy Quince searches the Children’s Museum to solve the theft of some puppets. “April is for Action” involves a forgery. A smuggling operation is thwarted in “October Outcast”. “January Jezebel” is set at the Weeks Crossing.
4.) Three novels with consecutive title months are the book in which corporate espionage takes place at the Woodman Institute, the racketeering mystery, and the one in which Victoria Bartley defeats the bootleggers, in that order.
5.) “Madness in March” is set at Harvey’s Bakery. “February Felons” is set at the Dover Public Library. In “June is Jinxed”, an heiress is caught speeding.
6.) Three books with consecutive title months are the one in which Stan Lorenzo discovers the blackmailer’s identity, the littering mystery, and the novel in which Wayne Ficharski nabs the shoplifter, in that order.
7.) Three mysteries with consecutive title months are the book starring Jake Constant, the Rachel Havenstein novel, and the one set at Moe’s Subs, in that order.
8.) The title month of the Isabelle Kincaid book is later in the year than the title month of the mystery set in the Cocheco Millworks but earlier in the year than the title month of the Norman O’Sullivan novel.
9.) The title month of the Annie Eggleston mystery is later in the year than the title month of the book set at George’s Marina but earlier in the year than the title month of the book set on Garrison Hill.
HAVE FUN SOLVING AND GOOD LUCK! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK FROM ALL OF US HERE AT DPL!