How can a man drown in a hot air balloon? Can a boxcar disappear off a moving train, and is it possible for flying horses on a merry-go-round to fly away? These are just some of the impossible crimes Detective Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is called upon to solve. Every story has all the clues necessary to see if you can solve the impossible crime as fast as the detective! (And if you can't, you'll have to read to the end of the story!) Want more! Then there's the mystery of why anyone would steal water from a water truck night after night. And why would someone steal 40 pairs of shoes from a thrift store? How could 16 bars of gold vanish from a vault, and how is a vegetarian anaconda part of a robbery scheme? Here are 15 short stories of impossible crimes to give you the chance to prove you are brighter than the detective!