I was surfing through Amazon earlier, and it came to my attention that a new Mastermind quiz book is due to be published in Spetember of this year. That's good news. If you've ever visited my quiz pages you might know that I have a real soft spot for quiz books, and as far as I know I have a copy of all the Mastermind quiz books that have been published.
The first 3 books - Mastermind 1, 2 and 3 were all BBC paperbacks published in the 1970s. These three were all put together as one large hardback. There's still a lot of copies of this one about, and it's still not that unusual to find one for sale in a car boot sale.
There was also a Mastermind 4 paperback - which is a lot less common than the earlier books. This one was published fairly soon after the 1982 Champion of Champions tournament, from which it takes some of its questions.
There was also a Mastermind Winners Quiz book which was published in 1984. It only conatins the questions which the champions up to that time had been asked , and as some of these were already in the hardback collection it wasn't necessarily the best value out there.
Back to the new book. The front cover on Amazon boasts an introduction by John Humphrys. It also informs us that all of the questions are taken froom the Mastermind Archives. Sounds fine, but I'd be interested to know whether in practice this means just from the Humphrys era, or whether the questions include sets from the Magnus era as well. Oh well, I suppose we only have to wait until Spetember to find out.
If you're interested in old TV Tie in quiz books, here's a quick link to my web page : -
TV Tie-in quiz books