Author(s): Derrick Niederman
The Puzzler's Dilemma explores the world of classic logic puzzles, and tells the amazing stories behind them, from the Lighthouse of Alexandria to code-breaking with the Enigma machine. Here are brain teasers that even maths whizzes have never seen explained by a mind as nimble as Derrick Niederman's, author of Number Freak and The New York Times's near-genius crossword setter. "A man is found dead in a room, hanging from a rope with only a puddle of water beneath him: What happened?" Just the thing to get your brain working at full speed!
'A great maths book for geeks and non-geeks alike' Johnny Ball 'This book is a complete joy. It made me smile. A lot' Carol Vorderman 'Once you start reading Number Freak it's just like the number system itself - impossible to stop' Ian Stewart
Derrick Niederman is a mathematician turned investment-writer. He is the author of several books on numbers and finance, including What the Numbers Say, The Inner Game of Investing and his much-acclaimed Number Freak. He has written a series of puzzle books and is regular contributor of crossword puzzles to The New York Times.