Mike Shayne needed a new home. The puzzle's basically the same (to be fair to those who had solved but not yet found) but the location and container is new (so those who found the old one can also claim here if they wish). NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES. PLEASE PARK RESPONSIBLY.
Location is BIBB (Best if By Bike) (or hiking in) from the parking coordinates. Distance from recommended parking to solved final is approximately 2 miles (and that distance is indicated by the terrain rating and attributes). When parking closer or with chauffeur service, terrain would be 1.5 and the hike distance attribute removed.
That question mark on the map? Not the real coordinates, but just the virtual markers for 2 new Great Detectives and 5 sequels. You'll need to solve the puzzles to discover where the containers are. You can park once, then bike or hike in and get all 7.
Davis Dresser, pen name Brett Halliday (among many others), created private detective Michael Shayne in the 1930s. The first book, “Dividend on Death,” was turned down by 21 publishers before finally being printed. 49 more books followed written by Dresser, then 20 more ghost-written by others. Shayne would go on to appear on tv, radio, comic books and films. Among those who portrayed Shayne onscreen was Hugh Beaumont, who would later play Ward Cleaver, TV father to Wally and Beaver. Lloyd Nolan, Richard Denning and Jeff Chandler have also portrayed Shayne.
As with many detectives of the hard-boiled mid-20th-century school, the covers of the paperbacks could be counted upon to be interestingly lurid, and one hoped that these books COULD be judged by their covers.
Use your solution (also the solution to the earlier Mike Shayne puzzle) in this chart to find the (new) final.
The Great Detectives webpage may be found by clicking the "Related Web Page" link at the top of this page.
SOURCES: The cache owner created the graphics using promotional, out-of-print, fair use and/or public domain materials, and the puzzle is original to this cache. Thanks for playing!