Saturday, December 26, 2009

NPR Interviews Mystery Author P. D. James

P. D. James: Talking About Detective Fiction

Earlier this week, NPR had a conversation with P. D. James, whose latest book, Talking About Detective Fiction, is not a murder mystery, but an examination of the genre from top to bottom.

"What we have is a central mysterious crime, which is usually murder," James tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer. "We have a closed circle of suspects with means, motive and opportunity for the crime. We have a detective, who can be amateur or professional, who comes in rather like an avenging deity to solve it. And by the end, we do get a solution."

James adds that the detective genre, which shone most brightly during "the golden age" — the two decades between the first and second World Wars — has stayed fertile by pairing quality writing with time-honored conventions.

In her new book, James lists four authors who wrote during that "golden age" — all of them female — who helped to "[lift] a rather despised genre into a form which could be taken seriously": Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham and Ngaio Marsh. "They showed that it was important to write well," says James. "They were very clever in their plotting, and we do care very much about their heroes — of course their heroes are as different from a real life detective as they could possibly be."

Read more about P. D. James and her new book, as well as listen to the interview, here. An excerpt from Talking About Detective Fiction is also available on the site.

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First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles for January 2010

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

, your source for information on over 100 mystery series for children and young adults where each series is conveniently listed under four different age categories (New Sleuths, ages 4 to 6; Future Sleuths, ages 7 to 9; Sleuths in Training, ages 10 to 12; and Apprentice Sleuths, ages 13 and older), is pleased to announce a selection of new mystery books (including series books) scheduled for publication during January 2010.

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March Mischief by Ron Roy

March Mischief by Ron Roy


The 3rd book in this series of 12.

It's St. Patrick's Day in Green Lawn. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy dress up a leprechaun statue for the town’s yearly contest. They leave it out on the porch overnight, but the next morning, it’s missing! Who is behind the mischief? It will take four kids and the luck of the Irish to find out.

The Calendar Mysteries are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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The Karate Mouse by Elisabetta Dami as Geronimo Stilton

The Karate Mouse by Elisabetta Dami as Geronimo Stilton


The 36th book in this series.

Geronimo Stilton gets caught up in the World Karate Championships, thanks to the efforts of Bruce Hyena and Piccolo Tao, Bruce's super-sporty cousin. Geronimo only has a week to become real champion material! Will Geronimo manage to overcome his fears in order to win the competition?

Geronimo Stilton are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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Mystery at Discovery Lake by Renae Brumbaugh

Mystery at Discovery Lake by Renae Brumbaugh


The 1st book in this series.

When six girls from different parts of the country end up as roommates at camp, they also join forces to find out what’s really going on beyond the crafts and Bible quizzing. Where are the strange noises coming from? And what’s the “DanGer” warning all about? “Camp Discovery” indeed! The mysteries seem as thick as the woods surrounding the cabins!

The Camp Club Girls Adventures are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Sydney's D.C. Discovery by Jean Fischer

Sydney's D.C. Discovery by Jean Fischer


The 2nd book in this series.

Sydney and Elizabeth are on-site in the nation’s capital when odd happenings occur at the Vietnam Memorial. The Camp Club Girls jump into action. They use their special skills to tackle an adventure that leads them not only to Baltimore’s Ft. McHenry, but also to the heart of a terrorist travesty! Can they decipher the clues and save the president before the dawn’s early light?

The Camp Club Girls Adventures are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The Academy by Ridley Pearson

The Academy by Ridley Pearson


The 2nd book in this series.

Steven "Steel" Trapp has been placed in an East Coast boarding school for gifted kids by his FBI agent father. He soon discovers that there's a clubby element of the faculty and upper classmen that is very secretive and protective. To his surprise, his friend Kaleigh arrives to board at the school and it isn't long before the two realize that this is not your normal boarding school. It seems a select few students are recruited, while still minors, to serve as special "translators" for the US Government. People-including diplomats and dignitaries-will say things around kids that they wouldn't otherwise dare speak outside of embassies. The willing student "agent" takes a semester abroad and ends up spying for his country.

But there are dark elements at play at the school. Foreign agents may have penetrated the school's secrecy and may have sleepers in place: kids spying on future kid spies. There is conspiracy and competition among the elite faculty that threatens security. As Steel and Kaileigh are recruited for their first test run-trying to break a ring of pickpockets in a Boston hotel-things go impossibly wrong. Betrayal and conspiracy cloud what should have been a straightforward assignment. And all too soon, their very lives are in danger.

The Steel Trapp Mysteries are recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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Conspiracy 365 January by Gabrielle Lord

Conspiracy 365 January by Gabrielle Lord


The debut book in this series of 12 thrillers.

On New Year's Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning: They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days! Forced into a life on the run, Cal finds himself hunted by ruthless criminals and the police. Somehow he must uncover the truth about his father's mysterious death and solve the Ormond Singularity, a secret from the past, before the year is up. But who can he turn to when the whole world seems to want him dead? The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last. Callum Ormond has been warned. He has 365 days. The countdown has begun ...

The Conspiracy 365 thrillers are recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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Games of Mystery: Insider Tales, Vanished in Rome, New at Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and murder mystery weekends and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

Insider Tales: Vanished in Rome
Insider Tales: Vanished in Rome

Adventure awaits you in Italy when you crack a new, mysterious case with Inspector Francesca di Porta! Travel to Rome on the trail of a couple that seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. The strangest part of the mystery is that right before the couple disappeared, they won the biggest lottery jackpot in Italy's history, but vanished without claiming a cent of it. As Francesca explores the narrow, winding alleys of the old city and ancient monuments like the famous Coliseum, the clues all start to point to Leonardo da Vinci - but what could the Renaissance artist and inventor have to do with this modern-day mystery?

See also the first two games in the series, Insider Tales: The Stolen Venus and Insider Tales: The Secret of Casanova.

Insider Tales: Vanished in Rome may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (65.73 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Games of Mystery: The Mirror Mysteries, New from Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and murder mystery weekends and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

The Mirror Mysteries
The Mirror Mysteries

A young family stops at a mysterious old home for a picnic and as the mother closes her eyes to enjoy the sun, she hears a horrific crash ... the kids! As she enters the house, she is confronted by a mystical mirror that’s taken her kids and locked them away in a magical world. A hidden object quest is placed upon you to not just save the children, but to help a unique character in very mystical places! Can you solve ... the Mirror Mysteries?

Also available: The Mirror Mysteries Game Walkthrough.

The Mirror Mysteries, a Big Fish Games exclusvie, may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (77.69 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

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Mystery Bestsellers for December 25, 2009

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending December 25, 2009 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

A quiet Christmas week with no new titles entering the top 15 and little change among the top 10. Dan Brown's third Robert Langdon thriller, The Lost Symbol, retains the top spot for the 14th straight week.

The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Lost Symbol by Dan BrownU is for Undertow by Sue GraftonI, Alex Cross by James PattersonPirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Please visit the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books where we are committed to providing readers and collectors of with the best and most current information about their favorite authors, titles, and series.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Games of Mystery: Natalie Brooks in the Mystery at Hillcrest High, New from Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and murder mystery weekends and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

Natalie Brooks: Mystery at Hillcrest High
Natalie Brooks: Mystery at Hillcrest High

Help Natalie Brooks stop the Black Cat Gang from committing the crime of the century! To piece together the criminal's plans, you'll have to find cleverly hidden objects, beat challenging minigames and solve mind-bending puzzles in eye-popping locations. You'll encounter surprises around every turn as you defuse a bomb, search a lighthouse for clues, break into a bandit's lair and more! Hand drawn cutscenes and interactive dialogue will keep you on the edge of your seat as you join Natalie on her most daring adventure to date!

See also the first two games in the series, Natalie Brooks: Secrets of Treasure House and Natalie Brooks: The Treasures of the Lost Kingdom.

Also available: Natalie Brooks: Mystery at Hillcrest High Game Walkthrough.

Natalie Brooks: Mystery at Hillcrest High may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (100.03 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

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Get any game for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. Other benefits include the $2.99 Daily Deal, Tomorrow's Game Today, and special member rewards. And if you purchase any 6 games within a single month, you earn a free game with the Big Fish Game Club Monthly Punch Card!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Games of Mystery: Ghost Fleet, a Nat Geo Adventure, New from Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and murder mystery weekends and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

Ghost Fleet, a Nat Geo Adventure
Ghost Fleet, a Nat Geo Adventure

Your father is missing and nobody knows where he has gone! You are a National Geographic Adventurer searching through ancient undersea ship wrecks for crucial clues in your father's disappearance. The beautiful underwater scenery and engaging mystery will keep you enthralled in this new and exciting hidden object game! Utilize real life diving equipment and techniques to help reveal clues among the ghost fleet!

Also available: Nat Geo Adventure: Ghost Fleet Game Walkthrough.

Ghost Fleet, a Nat Geo Adventure may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (84.99 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

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Get any game for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. Other benefits include the $2.99 Daily Deal, Tomorrow's Game Today, and special member rewards. And if you purchase any 6 games within a single month, you earn a free game with the Big Fish Game Club Monthly Punch Card!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Mystery Godoku Puzzle for December 21, 2009

A new has been created by the editors of the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books and is now available on our website.

Godoku is similar to Sudoku, but uses letters instead of numbers. To give you a headstart, we provide you a mystery clue to fill in a complete row or column (if you choose to use it!).

Mystery Godoku Puzzle for December 21, 2009

This week's letters and mystery clue:

A C D E G L M O R

The anthology The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers includes his short story “The Formula” (9 letters).

We now have two weeks of our puzzles on one page in PDF format for easier printing. Print this week's puzzle here.

Previous puzzles are stored in the Mystery Godoku Archives.

Enjoy the weekly Mystery Godoku Puzzle from the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, and Thanks for visiting our website!

   

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Summit Sets Release Date for Film Adaptation of Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner

Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner

Variety is reporting that Summit Entertainment has set a date for the release of its adaptation of Red, the graphic novel thriller by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner: October 22, 2010.

The cast for this film is stellar: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren; it doesn't get much better than this. The adaption is written by brothers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber (Whiteout).

About Red: Paul Moses (Bruce Willis) is a man with too much blood on his hands. For years, masquerading as a low-level clerk, he has travelled the world as a CIA agent, coldly and mercilessly killing America's enemies. Now, Moses is old, retired, and wants nothing more than to grow old and die in peace. But when a new, politically-appointed CIA director (Morgan Freeman) discovers Moses' existence and history, he gives the order for Moses' death, setting a chain of events in motion that nobody could have predicted.

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Mystery Book Review: A Magpie's Smile by Eugene Meese

Mysterious Reviews, mysteries reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, is publishing a new review of A Magpie's Smile by Eugene Meese. For our blog readers, we are printing it first here in advance of its publication on our website.

A Magpie's Smile by Eugene Meese

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NeWest Press (Trade Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1-897126-42-5 (1897126425)
ISBN-13: 978-1-897126-42-4 (9781897126424)
Publication Date: May 2009
List Price: $12.95

Review: Calgary, Alberta, the city many call Canada’s oil capital, is usually associated with happy times like those at its world-famous Calgary Stampede, its professional hockey and football games, and the still talked about 1988 Winter Olympics. But in Eugene Meese’s debut mystery, the city’s dark underside gets exposed - perhaps overexposed for some - as a crazed serial killer murders and scalps victims and a tormented Calgary Police Services homicide detective, John Jacob ( “Jake” to his friends, “J.J.” to his tormentors) Fry, struggles to find the perpetrator, always a maddening step or two behind.

Meese’s novel has an experimental overlay. He uses time slots instead of chapters to frame the story in a continuous run with back stories to fill in information about his broken marriage, his time spent with his son, his connection to his father, the death of his first police partner, and bits of background information about various characters. A quintessential anti-hero, forty-four-year-old Fry emerges throughout the novel as a hard-nosed, old school cop, wary of his colleagues, downright ornery with his supervisors, and impatient with his subordinates, peers and any others who fail to meet his lustily-opinionated standards. On his mostly hidden softer side, he relaxes with woodworking projects while his cat, “Lips,” watches. As well, he develops a relationship with Miyoko Fitzgerald, the Glenbow Museum’s Assistant Curator, “[p]articularly of the Native exhibits”, whose mixed race parentage and position at the museum play an important role in the plot of the story. Her Vancouver importer-exporter father, she says, “’imported’ my mother from Japan.”

Setting his novel in the Calgary of the 1970s economic boom allows Meese to introduce several situations of tension and drama. There’s the ongoing racial strain between Indians and whites, exacerbated by an inaccurate story leaked by Fry’s supervisor blaming an Indian suspect for the scalpings. Then there’s the suicide of an Indian lawyer frustrated with the lack of officials’ political will to change conditions for his people. Red-necked cops appear, too, and so do references to the influx of Coasters looking for Calgary’s streets of gold and jobs in the oil patch. Then there are the hookers, the homeless, and the addicts who populate Fry’s world. Bottom-feeding scribes and photogs from the Bulletin sensationalize the killings Fry tries to solve with help from a professor at the University of Calgary, Miyoko at the Glenbow and his own “blood into paper” police procedurals in the forensic sifting through clues of fingernail scrapings from a leather jacket and grass clippings from a crime scene. “ Big Nose,” a Lysol-sipping suspect he interviews, turns out to be a victim who narrowly escaped with his life. Others, though - a pretend prostitute, a mid-twenties junkie drummer, and a couple of Nova Scotian job-seekers – don’t get off as lucky. And even Fry and Miyoko come in for their share of hair-raising adventures in the story’s action-packed finale that reveals the demented perpetrator’s bizarre logic for his deaths by scalping.

A former journalist, then a professor of journalism at King’s College, Halifax, NS, and now a novelist, Meese sometimes strays into academic stylistics – strained strings of repetitive phrases, for example. Overall, though, he tells a good story, has created some credible characters, sprinkled his story with Calgary landmarks and icons, and left a number of openings for future adventures with the irascible and insubordinate John Jacob (“Jake” or “J.J.”) Fry and perhaps Miyoko and her carving of the good luck/bad luck smiling magpie for which he promised to build a pedestal.

Special thanks to M. Wayne Cunningham ([email protected]) for contributing his review of A Magpie's Smile.

Review Copyright © 2009 — M. Wayne Cunningham — All Rights Reserved — Reprinted with Permission

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Synopsis (from the publisher): When the scalped remains of a Jane Doe are discovered within the rubble of a demolished house, Detective Jake Fry is assigned the task of hunting down Calgary’s most disturbed murderer. Working against a rising body count and police department politics, Fry must relentlessly pursue a murderer with an agenda no one but he can comprehend. During Calgary’s first economic boom, people flocked from all corners of the country to the city rumoured to have streets paved in gold. Explore the dark side of this boom in A Magpie’s Smile, a tautly chronological police thriller and cinematic portrait of the frenetic Calgary of the 1970s.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mystery Book Review: The Legacy of Shadows by Daniel Boán

Mysterious Reviews, mysteries reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, is publishing a new review of The Legacy of Shadows by Daniel Boán. For our blog readers, we are printing it first here in advance of its publication on our website.

The Legacy of Shadows by Daniel Boán

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John Gordon Burke (Trade Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0-934272-88-3 (0934272883)
ISBN-13: 978-0-934272-88-9 (9780934272889)
Publication Date: October 2009
List Price: $17.00

Review: Daniel Boan crafts a mysterious tale of a man seeking information on the circumstances surrounding the death of his friend in this first English translation of his work, The Legacy of Shadows.

Set in the small, remote, desolate mining town of Valle Viejo where time and place have been lost to the few remaining inhabitants, the story tells of Victor, a writer, who has received word that his best friend, Walter, an artist, has died while visiting the town, just a day before he was to return home. The local priest had found Victor’s address on mail that Victor had sent to Walter and wrote to him informing him of Walter’s untimely death. Victor makes a journey to Valle Viejo, a location that Walter had described as a perfect place for an artist to find inspiration. It is tranquil, relaxing and the surrounding mountains and rivers are ideal subjects. But Walter was a young, healthy man. So what happened? How did he die? When Victor arrives, Walter’s car, once bright and shiny, now covered with dirt, tires flat, is parked in front of a guest house. The owner of the house welcomed Victor, putting him up in the same room Walter had occupied. Victor was, as was Walter, the only guest. The room was discolored and had indications of humidity and moss. There was only one canvass of Walter’s in the room: a horrible painting depicting the shadows of the humidity contamination. Where were the paintings Walter had told Victor about in his many letters?

Victor decides he needs to learn more about this little town. The original settlers had high hopes of it becoming a thriving coal mining town. The railroad put in tracks and a station, homes and a church were built, including the two story rooming house in which Victor, and Walter before him, stayed. But long ago the mine collapsed and men died. When others went down to try to save them, they, too, died. Finally the mine closed and the residents started to leave. But some stayed on believing the town would build up again. Mrs. Grinsberg, the “casera” of the guest house, and her daughter Lucia, stayed vowing never to leave. Mrs. Grinsberg spends most of her time at the check-in counter waiting for guests to come. The station- master hired by the railroad years ago keeps the station open just in case the railroad brings a train through. The priest has services each Sunday for the few families who have sworn they will never leave Valle Viejo. Those who die there are buried in the church’s cemetery. But for some mysterious reason, whenever a resident now decides to leave, he disappears or dies suddenly before he can depart. Victor sees a story here, about this deserted, depressing town and the people who live here. But why do they stay? As Victor finishes his writing and decides to leave, he begins to wonder, will he die a sudden death, like his friend Walter?

The Legacy of Shadows is quite innovative in its style and content. One doesn't just read the story here, rather one seems drawn into the story's environment, just as Victor is. The characters have a well-worn feel to them, oddly familiar yet unknown at the same time. What makes this somewhat all the more remarkable is that it is accomplished in a novella of just 126 pages. The Legacy of Shadows is a most uncommon mystery, one well worth seeking.

Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The Legacy of Shadows and to John Gordon Burke Publisher for providing a copy of the book for this review.

Review Copyright © 2009 — Hidden Staircase Mystery Books — All Rights Reserved

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Synopsis (from the publisher): The English language translation of Legado de Sombras presents the reader with an enigma inside a mystery as a writer turns to the investigation of his artist friend's death. Set in a remote and largely uninhabited mining town in South America, totally unexpected developments overtake the principal character of the story. They will also prove to be a surprise to the reader of the book as well.

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Reviews of Mystery and Suspense Books for Kids, New This Week on Book Trends

Book Trends: Reviews of Young Adult and Children Books

Book Trends, a review site for young adult and children books, published several new book reviews this past week. We're presenting here a summary of those in the mystery / suspense category.

Grk Smells a Rat by Joshua Doder. The 4th book in the Grk series of mysterious adventures. Recommended for readers aged 10 to 12. Reviewed by a 6th grade student who wrote, "Grk Smells a Rat has suspense, action, and information that made me want to never put it down. I wanted to follow the characters everywhere they went."

For more reviews of children and young adult books, visit Book Trends; their reviews will amaze you!

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Games of Mystery: Templar Mystery, Mystery from Atlantis, and Murder She Wrote, New at PlayFirst Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, murder mystery weekends and mystery getaway vacations, and more mysterious fun, is pleased to announce a list of recently released mystery and suspense games available for immediate download from PlayFirst Games.

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Jane Angel: Templar MysteryDownload and Buy Jane Angel: Templar Mystery

Jane Angel: Templar Mystery

Help FBI agent, Jane Angel, discover the Holy Grail! When a case of medieval coins contraband points to clues leading to the lost treasure, Jane must find the answers. Search through 24 unique locations, scroll through scenes too big to take in one glance, and play through 30 levels of hidden object mystery!

Windows Vista / XP (64.2 MB download).

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Samantha Swift and the Mystery from AtlantisDownload and Buy Samantha Swift and the Mystery from Atlantis

Samantha Swift and the Mystery from Atlantis

Join Samantha Swift as she returns to race across the globe in a daring search for the missing pieces to an Atlantean treasure. Find clues and solve clever puzzles in this hidden object adventure! Dire consequences for humanity are at stake from a calculating new villain who crosses her path at every turn.

Windows Vista / XP (162.9 MB download).

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Murder, She WroteDownload and Buy Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

Play the hidden object game based on the beloved TV series, Murder, She Wrote! Join crime novelist Jessica Fletcher and solve 5 mysteries in sleepy (but lethal) Cabot Cove. Remember, the culprit is never who you think it is.

Windows Vista / XP (288.3 MB download).

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All games are available to purchase for $9.95 with the PlayFirst PlayPass program. Trial versions for most games may be downloaded and played for one hour for free.

A complete list of downloadable mystery games is available on our Games of Mystery: PlayFirst Game Download page.

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