Riddle 1 has been solved! To add your names to the bowl, there is no choice but to e-mail your guesses and hit upon the right one. If you have numerous suspicions, please don’t hesitate to send a list. You lose nothing. There are no further rounds. Someone has found it can be done with the information we have. :) AlyshaeB(at)hotmail(dot)com.
******* Which mystery legend, débuting in 1910, was born in India?
(An author; not a fictional character). *******
A person who is no longer living, considered British.
Birth name is not the one we know. That is a pseudonym. This helps your fact-checking.
If you were thinking Indian or Hindu: steer in another direction.
This is a popular, English language author.
There is a valuable clue in this post, I did not plan. It is not part of the text. To rephrase any more would be unfair to the sleuth hoping to walk away with a prize, without any draw! Mwahaha….
Sunday, July 19 is our cat, Spirit’s eleventh birthday! They are our children. I hope you join us in wishing him well. :) I will announce the winner of what we always hope is a draw (except our sleuth waiting in the wings), on Spirit’s special day!
This is a good time to refresh you on a year-long puzzle: our “My Kind Of Mystery” 2015 logo! E-mail anytime you figure out which book this is and author, from now until June 30. It gives you an extra name in the bowl at our year-end prize draw. In case you missed it: our 2014 logo, partially used for “A RIEDEL Clue” at the top of this page, belongs to “At Bertram’s Hotel“, Agatha Christie.
P.S. How do you like this year’s logo? I love the whimsy and suspense, blended into a mysterious setting, leaping with vivid colour. I haven’t read this novel but it sounds very much up my alley. When a used copy became available, I made certain it had this cover that appeals to me so much. As someone not into graphic arts, I was also pleased with how our text came out.