Ever since the first Kakuro puzzle appeared in a British newspaper in the autumn of 2005, it has gathered more and more fans, all caught up in the fascination of solving this absorbing brain-teaser. Gareth Moore, author of the first Kakuro book to appear in the UK, has now produced a second book of mind-boggling, compelling Kakuro puzzles - Quick Kakuro: And How To Solve It. Unlike the puzzles in his first book (which has now sold a staggering 52,000 copies in the UK alone), these can all be solved by a competent player within a few minutes, but be warned: that doesn't necessarily mean they're easy!
Dr Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including The Little Book of Puzzles, The Kids' Book of Crosswords, The Brain Workout, Train the Brain and a wide range of other books. He also writes the monthly magazine Sudoku Xtra and runs the puzzle website www.puzzlemix.com. He gained his Ph.D at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he worked on machine intelligence.