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    "silent words..." is part novella, part companion to "The Death of O'Ryan Ross!," and all armchair treasure hunt. It will be published in late November; I'd love it if Tweleve members would do what I have never seemed to be able to do - find the solution!

    Even though "The Death of O'Ryan Ross!" and "silent words..." are published in tandem, and cover the same storyline from different perspectives, they are each standalone works. Certainly the treasure hunt does not require ANY other book. It may require a bit of knowledge hither and yon - but truly Google should serve you well enough on those rare times that you may need that type of information.

    I am hoping that "silent words..." will be fun for those of you undertake it, and I have worked hard to make it solveable - even including forms in the back for notes. There should be no ambiguity, only hopefully a wee bit of challenge. It uses many cipher and puzzle forms, but not any that will any way damage or mar the book itself. So don't be cutting it up...lol

    There is a solution, and yes, there is a modest prize. It will require no digging and no laws need be broken to win. Just smarts. The puzzle starts when the first book is sold and will continue until solved.

    Oh, yeah... and there are no red herrings...

    Cover art for the book (and "The Death of O'Ryan Ross!) is provided from our own Genetic Blend, but only emphasizes theme and is not an actual game element. Awesome job, Beth! Thanks also to Domino Ireland for inspiring me with your brilliant "Cowboy" I hope mine proves to be a tenth as much fun as yours.

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    wow...THANKs! I am really looking forward to this. I can tell you I have an off year but have treasure hunted galour. 13 (2013) I shall hope to get very lucky as I hope so for the rest of you too. Prof. You are an amazing person so I imagine that this will be fantastic too. (Oh, dont forget, 12/12/12 is coming and I have a hunt on the horizan...I think you will be surprised what you are hunting for.
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    Can't wait John - Congrats on your project!!

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    Now live and available for order. "silent words..." https://www.createspace.com/4064921

    I want to restate that even though "silent words..." is a companion book to "The Death of O'Ryan Ross!" and in a series along with my previous two novels, "The Missionary and the Brute," and "Animated Lives!" you need no other book to solve the hunt. I have tried to price it for comfort. Enjoy! If you like it - and think it is not TOO easy - I'd be happy to moderate a section on here. Woohoo!

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    Ordered today - Good luck John!

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    Now live and available for order. "silent words..." https://www.createspace.com/4064921

    I want to restate that even though "silent words..." is a companion book to "The Death of O'Ryan Ross!" and in a series along with my previous two novels, "The Missionary and the Brute," and "Animated Lives!" you need no other book to solve the hunt. I have tried to price it for comfort. Enjoy! If you like it - and think it is not TOO easy - I'd be happy to moderate a section on here. Woohoo!

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    Thanks, Steve... I hope you enjoy it. I'd love to follow folks thought processes as they zoom through the sections. I think most will be quite solvable. A bit tedious in places, but not impossible. I think the hints will fall first - some chapters have special hints - and those are typically a bit easier (to me...) The Introduction will give folks a really good handle on the approach.

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    It's on my Christmas list now, so hopefully the kids will hurry up and order! Congratulations John and looking forward to reading it.

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    Now live and available for order. "silent words..." https://www.createspace.com/4064921

    I want to restate that even though "silent words..." is a companion book to "The Death of O'Ryan Ross!" and in a series along with my previous two novels, "The Missionary and the Brute," and "Animated Lives!" you need no other book to solve the hunt. I have tried to price it for comfort. Enjoy! If you like it - and think it is not TOO easy - I'd be happy to moderate a section on here. Woohoo!

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    It's now live on Amazon too. silent words...: John D Kenworthy: 9781481050104: Amazon.com: Books And the Kindle version will be available hopefully next week. With Barnes & Noble and Powells coming in a week or so.

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    When the time comes - I think we should break it down into chapters and I'll moderate your progress. At some point, I will probably do a simple example chapter on my blog, but I'd prefer to keep most interactions right here.

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    While we're waiting for copies to ship, check out the cover art at: https://www.createspace.com/4064921

    Beth (Genetic_Blend) did a great job on it. She never saw the interior of the book, so she doesn't have any insight about the puzzles within, but I gave her some image choices to incorporate - and she did. The cover is not really part of the puzzle, except in reinforcing individual chapter themes - which are found in more obvious ways inside. But for fun, download the cover jpeg and see if you can find some hidden images. One each for the Introduction and the chapters.

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