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Cain’s Jawbone: A Novel Problem


6 murders. 100 pages. Millions of possible combinations… but only 1 is correct. Can you solve Torquemada s murder mystery?

In 1934, theĀ 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 two puzzlers have ever solved the mystery of Cain’s Jawbone: do you have what it takes to join their ranks?

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