Congrats to Christina from North Carolina for winning the weekend puzzle contest! (Christina wins Shadow at the Water’s Edge game and strategy guide.) Stay tuned for future contests on the Amateur Sleuth blog, you might be the next winner ;).
Here’s how the puzzle is solved:
Once you have the pieces in the correct order, find the underlined letters that spell out the following: [Down into the spooky dungeons] which, of course, references The Captive Curse.
Today I’ve been going through some art files and came across this image:
It got me thinking about how often mirrors come into play in the games, as well as the books. Mirrors are very helpful tools, not just for looking in to adjust a girl’s makeup, but they are also used for spying around corners, under doors, and behind you. They serve to re-direct light such as in Ransom of the Seven Ships in the cave, or the light in the barn of Secret of the Old Clock. Yet with every single mirror we use or see in the games, not once is Nancy’s reflection seen. (There is a reason for that, we like to maintain the ideal Nancy image in every one’s mind). Mirrors can create visual tricks and optical illusions (have you really taken a look through one, playing with it to see your familiar surroundings backwards, making the environment foreign to your eyes? I find this so cool!)
Yep, mirrors are awesome! Just don’t break any, especially if you are superstitious. I’m sure Nancy isn’t worried about bad luck, though. There is always something more sinister at work for her to worry about.