Synopses & Reviews
When puzzle addict Winston Breen and his best friends head to an all-day puzzle hunt with a $50,000 grand prize, theyare pumped. But the day is not all fun and games: not only do they have a highstrung and highly competitive teacher along for the ride, but the puzzles are hard even for Winston, the other schoolsa teams are no joke, and someone in the contest is playing dirty in order to win. Trying to stop this mystery cheater before itas too late takes an already tough challenge to a whole other level. . . .
Packed with a variety of fun puzzles to solve, this fast-paced sequel will pull readers right into the action from start to finish.
"The joy for both contestants and readers of this brain-teasing mystery will be in the process." - Kirkus Reviews
"Berlin refreshes traditional themes, including the importance of good sportsmanship, with oodles of mind-bogglers for readers' enjoyment." - School Library Journal
When a local potato chip tycoon invites area kids to an all-day puzzle hunt, Winston Breen is psyched. But it turns out the day is not all fun and games. Their teacher is being overly competitive, the puzzles are hard (even for Winston), and someone in the contest is playing dirty in order to win the fifty-thousand-dollar grand prize! Trying to stop the mystery cheater before it’s too late takes an already tough challenge to a whole new level. . . .
Perfect for fans of The Westing Game, exciting mysteries, and, of course, puzzles!
About the Author
Eric Berlin creates puzzles for all ages, from kids to adults (his crosswords appear often in The New York Times). He is a member of the National Puzzlers' League and enjoys creating puzzle events for schools and other groups. He lives in Milford, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.