Are you a murder mystery person? How about logic and puzzles? What might connect these things? Well, a fun little internet-based game called Murdle! I hadn’t heard of it until Murdle: Volume 1 by G. T. Karber came across my Kindle thanks to the good people over at St. Martin’s Griffin and I’m so glad it did!
Murdle is a logic-based puzzle game that revolves around Deductive Logico and the murders he solves. You are given a set of suspects, locations, weapons, and clues and have to help Logico figure out the murderer using logic. It’s like a game of Clue!
The book is a collection of 100 different puzzles to solve, increasing in difficulty as you continue on. Though you can technically do them in any order you want (thereby choosing the difficulty level you want), there is an overall story that comes together as you go through the puzzles in order. This adds a full literary element to it that makes it more than just a book of puzzles.
My only complaint is that I had to create my own grid in order to jot down notes and figure out the puzzles. This could be simply a result of having a digital advanced copy - perhaps the finished book does include the grid! But, other than that, I had an absolute blast going through and solving these puzzles. The situations are outrageous which gives you a good few laughs as you’re going through.
If you’re a fan of murder mysteries and puzzles, definitely go pick up a copy of Murdle: Volume 1 by G. T. Karber, available here.
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