Six murders. One hundred pages. Millions of possible combinations... but only one is correct. Can you solve Torquemada's murder mystery?
'If James Joyce and Agatha Christie had a literary love child, this would be it.' The Daily Telegraph
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?
Please note: this puzzle is extremely difficult and not for the faint-hearted.
'A unique hybrid of word puzzle and whodunnit.' Literary Review
Harper Collins is offering a $1200 prize to the first Kiwi to solve this puzzle!