Tsawwassen’s Wayne Cope has doubled the reward for solving the puzzle found in his book, Vancouver Blue: A Life Against Crime, to 10 Canadian one-ounce silver coins. The retired police officer released the book, which takes a look back at his time in law enforcement, in 2015.
The puzzle is:
A (15, 6) B+B
ACET, DRLA, ACVI, BCFB, ECXZ, BMCE,
AAUE, EAYT, ABIM, EQDQ
At a Writer’s Night event at the Vancouver Public Library last week he offered the clue, “The puzzle is in fact, a book cipher, if I wanted assistance in solving a book cipher I would ask the world’s greatest consulting detective (spoiler, it’s not me).”
Cope had already hinted that a clue to solving the puzzle is in the book itself. To submit an answer to the puzzle, email firstname.lastname@example.org.