"In Treasure Hunt, Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling a building-- gun in hand-- to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly after, the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to go on a 'treasure hunt.' Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles-- until they take a dangerous turn" -- from publisher's web site.
Ten-year-old Flavia and her friends encounter the Roman admiral Pliny before making a journey to her uncle's farm near Mt. Vesuvius, where they try to solve a riddle, reunite a family, and get out of the path of a natural disaster.
Maurice has just killed a dragon with a bread knife ... and his true love has been spirited away. Meanwhile, a man wakes up in a jar in a different kind of pickle (figuratively speaking): he can't get out, or remember his name ... or anything ... and every time he starts working it all out, someone makes him forget again. An absurdly witty novel of alternate universes and very unlikely heroes.
The Gage and the Dead Man brought a message from the greatest wizard of Messaline to the ruling queen of Sarathai, one of the Lotus Kingdoms. But the message was a riddle, and the Lotus Kingdoms are at war. -- from Amazon.