unique Sherlock Holmes puzzle games for you all from the Commemorative Mystery Stamp Pack Just for Fun!
The Sherlock Holmes mystery story is set on the small island of Alderney, in the Channel Islands. Mr Holmes and Dr Watson unravel the mystery of the stolen Prize Bull and on their explorations visit six Alderney landmarks.
Just for fun rearrange the first letters of six of the place names below, and find the name of the famous detective !
1) Essex Castle
2) Hanging Rock
4) Marais Square
5) Old Harbour
6) St Anne’s Church
Strange coded messages on folded papers are discovered on the journey around Alderney. They seem to provide our detective pair clues to the mystery, but are in fact something else entirely! However our hero uses his Holmesian deduction to unscramble the military-style signal messages. His method is straightforward when you know how; simply rearrange the groups of the letters into columns, reading across the rows.
Can you use your reasoning
to decode the intriguing block cipher seen here?
In a world first, the Mystery Stamp Pack has used innovative printing techniques giving dual layered images. The stamps are beautifully illustrated with scenes from the original Sherlock Holmes story but an image, not normally visible to the naked eye, is hidden underneath. This is only visible with a special lens, that is provided in your mystery pack.
The mystery culprit’s identity is exposed by using the lens. To reveal the hidden image, simply place the lens flat onto the face of the magnifying glass picture, rotate it left and right and then be amazed, as the hidden image appears before your eyes!
Did You Know?
1. There were 9 original Sherlock Holmes books, written between 1887 and 1927.
A Study in Scarlet (1887)
The Sign of Four (1890)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
The Valley of Fear (1915)
His Last Bow (1917)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
2. Arthur Conan Doyle himself features in fictional horror books
"The Menagerie" written by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.
3. A romantic at heart, Conan Doyle’s last words in 1930 were
directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful".
4. Conan Doyle was a highly educated man and accomplished academic,
completing a doctorate on Tabes Dorsalis, a slow degeneration of the
sensory neurons in the spinal cord. Fortunately for Sherlock Holmes fans,
he was not a successful medical practitioner, for he wrote the first stories
in the long gaps between patients at his failing surgery.