Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Whodunit books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- 1. The Diamond Mystery #1 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) (2014)
- 2. Great Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles: Mini-Mysteries for You to Solve (1999)
- 3. Classic Whodunits: More Than 100 Mysteries for You to Solve by Stanley Smith (2008-05-04) (2008)
- 4. Challenging Whodunit Puzzles: Dr. Quicksolve’s Mini-Mysteries (1998)
- 5. Great Book Of Whodunit Puzzles: Mini-Mysteries For You To Solve (1993)
- 6. An Automated Murder: (A Whodunit Antiques Cozy Mystery Book 3) (2019)
- 7. A Stab in the Dark: (A Whodunit Antiques Cozy Mystery Book 2) (2019)
- 8. Fear at the Ferris Wheel (A Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) (2019)
- 9. The Swimming Pool Mystery #6 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) (2015)
- 10. Secrets in a Bottle: (A Whodunit Antiques Cozy Mystery Book 1) (2019)
- 11. Betrayal at the B&B (A Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) (2019)
- 12. Sea Mystery (1965)
- 13. Murder in the Village: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery ()
- 14. Crime Scene Whodunits: Dr. Quicksolve Mini-Mysteries (2004)
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1. The Diamond Mystery #1 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) (2014)
Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like the culprit is someone on his staff, but who? Is it Luke Smith, the recently hired fitness fanatic with a taste for the finer things in life? It surely can’t be Vivian Leander, the loyal shop assistant who is now short of money . . . The police in the little town of Valleby are stuck, so they contact young detectives Jerry and Maya, classmates who run their own detective agency. Will Jerry and Maya be able to use their detective skills to find the thief? As they well know, even a tiny clue is worth its weight in gold….
Get on the case! Help famous detective Dr. J.L. Quicksolve and his son Junior solve some dastardly crimes. Interview suspects, evaluate their stories, examine crime scenes, and take note of strange details. Be on the alert for liars, tricksters, and unlikely alibis. * Did Mary Contrary kill her new husband? Or could it have been someone else? * Who was stealing cattle from McDonald’s farm? To figure that out, you’d better follow the right truck–the one with the crooks inside! * How could a thief have gotten Lucy Looker’s diamond ring collection out of her mansion without leaving the premises? * Someone kidnapped Benjamin Blowhard! But…
Classic Whodunits: More than 100 Mysteries for You to Solve by Stanley Smith…
Follow Dr. Quicksolve as he teaches his son Junior how to solve 50 baffling crimes. Investigate a murder where one suspect plays loud music–and the other’s hearing-impaired. Pick out the right heir to a millionaire’s estate. Read carefully–the clues are there, but they’re always hidden!…
Test your powers of deduction on 43 phony alibis, baffling clues, bits and pieces of evidence. Decipher codes as you match wits with such great detectives as Will Ketchum and Donna DiAnsa, as well as law enforcement officers like Luke Sharp, Hans Zupp and Carla Kopp. For many of the puzzles you’ll find extra hints and clues to help you along, if you need them! “A clever presentation of entertaining puzzles….”–Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 128 pages, 25 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4….
It's Christmastime in Wallace Point–but that doesn't mean the town's getting a vacation from murder!Mr. Yamamoto's Toy Shop is famous for handcrafted wooden automata. Shingo Yamamoto is a modern day genius, crafting whimsical clockwork toys capable of a wide range of movements. But on the day of his toy shop's grand reopening, things go from wondrous to murderous when one of Shingo's automata kills a man in a locked room.Abigail and Grandma just so happen to be at the scene of the crime. They doubt that Shingo would commit such a…
The Ripper has returned, and it's up to Abigail to uncover the killer with the help of her feisty grandmother, their trusty dogs, and an unlikely ally. Ever since Abigail moved to the cozy seaside town of Wallace Point, intrigue continues to unfold. She already solved one murder, only to have another spring up at a nearby motel, thought to be the work of the infamous Wallace Point Ripper.To further complicate things, James Wilson, a hot-headed PI, arrives in town. Abigail is convinced that James is up to something. The whole town, however, welcomes…
8. Fear at the Ferris Wheel (A Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) (2019)
The season is in full swing in Cascade Cove, Florida, and a third body has been found, this time behind the Ferris wheel at the town’s amusement park.A collage of suspects quickly pops up after an artist is found dead, but what motive could one have for murdering the local talent? With the authorities unable to paint a clear picture as to who was behind the esteemed artist’s death, it’s up to Sarah to track down the culprit and keep the Cove from erupting into panic.Soon, Sarah realizes there is more to this mystery than meets the eye, and she ponders the…
It’s Christmastime in Pleasant Valley and the town is getting ready to celebrate. But when all the lockers at the Pleasant Valley swimming pool are emptied during the Big Holiday Swim, it looks like Christmas won’t be very merry. Once again, Jerry and Maya use their super sleuthing skills to help the police chief track down the mysterious thief before he ruins Christmas for the whole town!…
Abigail Lane is a petite spitfire and proud owner of a Great Dane twice her size. She’s been struggling to make it in a crowded city when a call beckons her down to the cozy seaside town of Wallace Point. Now’s her chance to meet a grandmother she never knew—if Grandma survives, that is!Grandma is in a coma after an apparent break-in at her antique store, leaving Abigail to run Whodunit Antiques in her absence. The locals are very protective of Grandma, their de facto town matriarch, making Abigail wonder… just who is this woman?When Grandma wakes up, a mystery unfolds, starting with a dead…
It’s the beginning of peak season in Cascade Cove, Florida, and another murder has occurred, this time at the quaint bed and breakfast situated on the outskirts of town.After a notoriously harsh food critic arrives to make yet another unsuspecting local restaurant tank, he’s soon found strangled in his room at the B&B. When the authorities hit a wall in their investigation, it’s up to Sarah, with the help of her sassy cousin Emma, and their two dogs and cat, to uncover the mystery.As the mystery unfolds, Sarah is confronted with the uncomfortable reality that the killer might be someone she’s known for…
12. Sea Mystery (1965)
Inspector French is called to solve the mystery of a chest that washed ashore with a dead man inside….
For a limited time only, you can get a free copy of Penelope Sotheby’s first novella “Murder at the Inn” – click here to find out more > bit.ly/1I13tWf (just copy and paste into your browser) “Albert was completing his second full rotation in an effort to find something weapon-like when he heard a thud downstairs, followed by the sound of falling pottery. He stopped his spinning and wandered to the door, ready to peer out and ask about the noise. There was a commotion on the staircase and a form appeared in the bedroom doorway. “Well, it looks like the…
Liars, cheats, thieves, and murderers: it’s time to call Dr. Quicksolve, his son Junior, and his former partner, Elliot Savant. No one else can crack a case so swiftly. Come along, join the mini-mystery fun, and try to solve the crimes, too.• Chewing Gum Art: When the museum lights went out, a valuable painting disappeared. In the darkness everyone heard three whirrs. Is that enough to nail the culprit? • Go with the Flow: Someone’s been shot-and the duo who did it fled to the park. Quicksolve, Junior, and the police are questioning some suspects. Who…
Best Whodunit Books Worth Your Attention
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The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit
Author(s): Tapply, William G.
ID: 1431146, Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press, Year: 2004, Size: 291 Kb, Format: epub
Whodunit?: A Who's Who in Crime and Mystery Writing
Author(s): Rosemary Herbert
ID: 546197, Publisher: , Year: 2003, Size: 20 Mb, Format: pdf
A Chess Whodunit
Author(s): Edward Winter
ID: 231132, Publisher: , Year: , Size: 202 Kb, Format: pdf
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