Saturday, August 5th, 12:30 – 3:30pm, registration required

Gather a team of up to 5 together and register to try and solve one of the world’s hardest puzzles. Each registered team will receive a copy of the book and a space to try and solve the puzzle (you only need to register one person from each team and enter the number of teammates). You will not be able to solve the puzzle completely while you are here, but you can continue at home! Snacks and refreshments will be available while you work out the puzzle. 

This novel must be read to be solved, and few have been able. Put your lateral thinking skills to the test – do you have what it takes?

Six murders. One hundred pages. Millions of possible combinations… but only one is correct. Can you solve Torquemada’s murder mystery?

In 1934, the Observer’s cryptic crossword compiler, Edward Powys Mathers (aka Torquemada), released a novel that was simultaneously a murder mystery and the most fiendishly difficult literary puzzle ever written.

The pages have been printed in an entirely haphazard order, but it is possible – through logic and intelligent reading – to sort the pages into the only correct order, revealing six murder victims and their respective murderers.

Only three puzzlers have ever solved the mystery of Cain’s Jawbone: do you have what it takes to join their ranks?


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