Book called the secret about hidden treasure

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The Secret: A Treasure Hunt by Byron Preiss

Holy 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.
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Published 13.12.2018

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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.
Byron Preiss

Treasure Hunt The Unsolved Clues from a 1982 Book

This is a wiki for solving the 12 puzzles contained inside The Secret , a puzzle book published in by Byron Preiss. To set up the puzzle, Preiss traveled to different locations in North America to secretly bury a dozen ceramic vases, or, as he called them, "casques. The key to finding each casque was to match one of the paintings in the book to one of the verses in the book, solve the resulting riddle, and start digging. Since , only two of the twelve casques have been recovered. The first was located in Grant Park, Chicago, in by a group of students. The second was unearthed in in Cleveland by two members of the Quest4Treasure forum. Preiss was killed in an auto accident in the summer of , but the hunt for his casques continues.

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. The treasures were hidden in by publisher Byron Preiss, as part of his plan to promote his new book, The Secret. Preiss's fantasy paperback which predated the identically titled self-help book by a quarter of a century included a series of puzzles in the form of cryptic verses with matching images.


The treasure hunt book, The Secret , has clues to 12 hidden gems. Only two have been found.

Please record your notes about this image in the list below. Alternately, the pattern of curves in the waving flag may be a better match for the Matanzas River, which flows northwards to meet the Tolomato River at the city of St. It is a strong match for one of the architectural symbols used in a map on display at FOY. The four points may also be a match for the layout of the Castillo de San Marcos , which is also on the Matanzas and is located a few blocks directly south of FOY. The numbers 2 and 4 are positioned side-by-side in the drawing.

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