We embarked on a road trip last weekend. I brought along a copy of R. T. Lawton's newly released 31 Mini Mysteries (solve it yourself). This was a smart move, as the book provided hours of entertainment.
I labored to solve the first case. My husband worked out the solution to the second. By the third mini mystery, we were getting the hang of it. Some clues were obvious. Others were red herrings, distracting the reader from the real evidence.
With a few stories, we were blurting out the solution half way through. Others had us discussing and re-reading, even arguing about the significance of a bit of evidence. Fortunately, the solution is at the end of each story. But don't peek! The fun is in trying to puzzle through the clues.
I plan to keep a copy of this handy for those times when party conversation stalls. It would be a great focus for a mystery party, perhaps offering prizes to guests who solve the crime first. Ideal for travel. You can find it on Smashwords and Amazon.