Years ago, I read a beautifully illustrated book called Masquerade written by Kit Williams. Although it seemed just like a regular children's book, hidden within its text and graphics were clues that led to a valuable solid gold hare pendant buried somewhere in the UK. I spent many enjoyable hours trying to solve the puzzle, which was eventually figured out and documented.
So I was excited to hear about a new book called A Treasure's Trove which is written along similar lines and contains clues to the whereabouts of 12 gold tokens hidden all over the US, each redeemable for a jeweled insect with a combined value of about $1 million. I ordered a hardback copy today and will no doubt spend plenty of time trying to solve the puzzle. According to the book, the insects are not buried or located on private property, just well hidden.
Since I'm also interested in geocaching, I'll be on the lookout for GPS coordinates buried in the clues, since that would be a high-tech way to indicate the location of the treasures.
This is the first in a series of blog entries: here is part 2.