The Secret: A Treasure Hunt by Byron PreissHoly scheisse! It does exist! I read this book when it first came out, when it was a new book at the public library. Over the years, I began to believe that Id just mashed together the memory of a beautifully enchanting cover from a random fantasy novel seen in a supermarket or a dream, a provocatively simple title that no 8 year old could resist (secret, treasure and hunt in any order) and the contents of several faerie tale and folklore books Id read in the early 80s and, voila, a bibliophiles intoxicating Mandela Effect cocktail: the syrupy summery popsicle sweet false memory of a magical book from childhood.
Another cask! The Secret Treasure Hunt
There is a treasure of sorts, a ceramic cask buried somewhere in Milwaukee. But if you solve the puzzle and dig up the cask, you will be a worldwide web legend—and probably fined by the Milwaukee County Parks Department. If the reader examined the appendix pages and figured out which of the 12 riddles paired up with a corresponding fantasy-styled painting which also contains visual clues , and then went hunting and dug up the cask, he or she was to send the ceramic key to Preiss. He would then reward the finder with a precious birthstone as seen in each painting. It has been determined with fair certainty that Painting 10 and Verse 8 match up for Milwaukee. However, deciphering and following these clues is an ambiguous mess. Out of all the buried boxes continent-wide, only two were ever located.
Publishing houses and authors are always looking for interesting and exciting ways to launch their newest books, but Byron Preiss, author of The Secret: A Treasure Hunt! Preiss published a puzzle book, The Secret , in It included 12 short verses, together with an equal number of intricate paintings by American artist John Jude Palencar. John Jude Palencar. The idea was that readers of the book would have to match each painting to a verse and thus find clues to the whereabouts of the boxes. However, unlike the frenzy caused by the earlier published Masquerade , by Kit Williams, The Secret never attained the same fame.
The key to finding each casque was to match one of the paintings in the book to "Every treasure casque is buried underground, at a depth of no more than .. and the police have already been called to investigate searchers at this spot at.
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CAVE OF TREASURES BOOK 1 *BEFORE GENESIS*
Thoughts - January 21, In the casques were keys that could be redeemed for a gem. I am a programmer by day and mystery author by night, so I believed I had the skillz. Each treasure had clues embedded in a painting and a poem verse. When I had taken up the case, people had figured out that Image 1 and Verse 7 go together and refer to a treasure in San Francisco.
Lake Park, Milwaukee, where many believe one of the hidden casques is buried. Photo via Wikimedia Commons. There is a treasure buried somewhere in Milwaukee. And it's not so much "treasure" as hunks of ceramic encased in Plexiglas. But one man's trash is another man's marketing strategy.