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THE PUZZLE HOUSE was established by Roy and  Sue Preston in 1988 to create quiz and puzzle material for the book, magazine and entertainment industries. Since then we have written and compiled over 250 puzzle, crossword, quiz and activity books, and carried out puzzle commissions from top-selling magazines each and every  week.

We remain a small independent  business, and can still guarantee individual attention whether you want a single puzzle for a one-off project or a series of specialist books. We can accommodate most time scales and budgets, and we would be pleased to discuss your own particular requirements.

For further information contact Roy or Sue Preston by phone or email - details on the Contact section. 

Be Puzzled!

New Puzzle Book is a Classic!


It was very exciting for The Puzzle House to be entrusted with designing and creating the majority of puzzles for THE CLASSIC FM PUZZLE BOOK. Published in October 2019 by Cassell, an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, the book is a collection of tricky trivia, complex wordplay, visual teasers and more.

The 288 page paperback contains more than 100 classical conundrums that link to the music of the much-loved radio station Classic fm.

Test Your Inner Enigma


Bletchley Park Brainteasers was the runaway Christmas bestseller in 2017 and delighted hundreds of thousands of devoted puzzlers with its fiendish puzzles, riddles and enigmas.

It's never too late to join the code breakers of Bletchley Park in their enjoyment of a devilish challenge!

Would you love to master Morse code? Could you have out-smarted an Enigma machine? Would your love of chess have seen you recruited into the history books? 

Test Your Inner Smiley


The following year the SECRET SERVICE BRAINTEASERS brought more spy related puzzles to bookshops.
Whether you have linguistic flair, an instinct for technology or good old common sense, pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time with ingenious brainteasers including secret languages, sabotage- themed brain bogglers, deadly countdowns and hidden codes. Weaving astonishing stories of the men and women who operate from the shadows and the secret heroes and heroines of MI5 and MI6 who have faced extraordinary and terrifying challenges and a wide range of mind-twisting puzzles, Secret Service Brainteasers will test your mental agility. 

Test Your Inner Detective


The same team are back on the beat in Autumn 2019 with THE SCOTLAND YARD PUZZLE BOOK. Published by Headline, Sinclair McKay has written the narrative and The Puzzle House have devised original puzzle material.

Chapter by chapter, the history of the world famous London-based crime cracking force is recounted along with crime scene whodunnit and an intriguing series of mysteries to be solved.