The Egyptian Jukebox: A Conundrum
Item No: 31102
48 Pages, Hardcover.
Solve the Mystery of the Missing Millionaire
Enter the fantastic world of Hamilton Hasp, eccentric millionaire-gone-missing. Before his disappearance, Hasp constructed an "Egyptian Jukebox" in which he placed a collection of artifacts from his life and world travels.
Each drawer is filled with objects from a specific geographic location, and has a corresponding story from Hamilton's life, crossing boundaries other than the strictly topographical. We are told that his sole surviving heir, daughter Tanis Hasp, has now agreed to the creation of this book in an attempt to discover what might have become of her father, and we are invited to tease our minds into uncovering clues buried in the stories and hidden among the curios, to fill in blanks that form "maps" pointing the way toward decoding cryptic inscriptions.
Written in what fans of the acclaimed Griffin & Sabine trilogy have come to identify as the characteristic Bantock style, The Egyptian Jukebox is full of mystery and elusive references that leave you wondering what's real and what's imagined. Whichever, or indeed if either, of these possibilities is true in the strictest sense,
here's a genuinely museum worthy, sophisticated, intriguing picture-cum-puzzle book. There is a challenge for each story-- clues lead to clues toward a final solution-no code-cracking possibility can be left unconsidered.
This book has something for all: literati, archeologists, rock & roll aficionados, metaphysicians, puzzle freaks, travel buffs, mystery lovers, artists, Egyptologists, or trendoids. The Egyptian Jukebox is vintage Bantock, and it will instantly appeal to anyone possessed of a sense of wonder and an open imagination. Those not so endowed be warned: your life may soon change!
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