App description: 24 Solve-Them-Yourself Picture Mysteries!

Eli P. Harvard was found dead inside his ski lodge, a revolver clutched in his hand and a bullet lodged in his brain. He'd broken up with Sally the night before. Had despondency driven him to suicide? Or had the vengeful Sally done him in? The clues are in the picture; it's up to you, the closet detective, to find out who killed Harvard and why.

* Read the story
* Ponder the picture
* And solve it yourself!

With Lawrence Treat as your escort you'll discover detecting powers you never dreamed you had. Who stole the Van Bliven necklace? Did Mrs. Falwell really fall out of her twelfth-floor window? Where did little William go? YOU find out!

Lawrence Treat, the author of over seventeen mystery books and countless short stories, was past president and a director of Mystery Writers of America. He received an Edgar Award for Best Short Mystery of the Year in 1965, and a Special Edgar in 1978 for editing the Mystery Writer's Handbook.

Printed Edition first published in 1981 by David R. Godine, Publisher; Eleventh Printing, 2012
01-14-2013, 12:44 AM
#2
On sale for 99.

Downloading...
02-07-2013, 10:45 AM
#3
Update 1.2

Update 1.2 of Crime&Puzzlement is now out!
02-07-2013, 11:16 AM
#4
Hm, very intriguing. Was the idea of this originally based on those books... erm... they were all about solving mysteries. Each book had like 5 cases to solve, and one dealt with a guy getting hit in the head with a golfball, but it turns out he lied because there's no way he could have been hit in the forehead when he was looking at his mirror... or something.

I think the series was called "You Be the Judge." I could be wrong, though.

Anyways... was this game inspired by those?

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02-07-2013, 11:37 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by MasterChief3624 View Post
Hm, very intriguing. Was the idea of this originally based on those books... erm... they were all about solving mysteries. Each book had like 5 cases to solve, and one dealt with a guy getting hit in the head with a golfball, but it turns out he lied because there's no way he could have been hit in the forehead when he was looking at his mirror... or something.

I think the series was called "You Be the Judge." I could be wrong, though.

Anyways... was this game inspired by those?
The app is an interactive version of the Crime & Puzzlement books (book 1 to be exact) by Lawrence Treat. I think he did in fact also author (or co-author) a series under a title similar to "You be the judge", yes!

The app includes interactive versions of all 24 mysteries from Crime&Puzzlement 1. Here is a video trailer if you'd like to check it out: http://youtu.be/QXkAkYApFfk
02-07-2013, 10:35 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by MasterChief3624 View Post
Hm, very intriguing. Was the idea of this originally based on those books... erm... they were all about solving mysteries. Each book had like 5 cases to solve, and one dealt with a guy getting hit in the head with a golfball, but it turns out he lied because there's no way he could have been hit in the forehead when he was looking at his mirror... or something.

I think the series was called "You Be the Judge." I could be wrong, though.

Anyways... was this game inspired by those?
I have Crime & Puzzlement. Each case has a short text writeup with a picture of the crime scene. The player then tries to work out what truly transpired by answering multiple choice questions.

Your book sounds interesting. I would download it if it is ever made into an app...

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