Matthew Warner

Solve a Puzzle to Win a Signed Copy of THE SEVENTH EQUINOX

How smart are you?
How smart are you?
The Halloween season has officially begun at the Warner house because I hauled all the mildewed decorations out of the shed. The living room is rife with scary bats and dancing skeletons — which inspired the Haunted House Adventure puzzle game you can still play on my website. In fact, it’s a pictorial tour of my home.

The first person to solve the game from now through Halloween will win an autographed copy of THE SEVENTH EQUINOX hardcover, out Nov. 6 from Raw Dog Screaming Press.


  1. Contest begins now and ends 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2013.
  2. To win, be the first person to solve the Haunted House Adventure puzzle game, and enter your name in the Hall of Fame.
  3. Email me with your name, address, and the name of whom I should inscribe the book to.
  4. Previous Hall of Famers are excluded from entering.

This is not an easy game. Only three people have solved it in the four years its been online. So I won’t be responsible if it breaks your brain. I will only laugh.


  • Readers of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and David Morrell will have an advantage.
  • Click everywhere. You must collect certain objects to advance to the next stage in the game.
  • Pay attention to the hints information bar.
  • When one of the hints is to pay attention to the hints, you know you’re in for a rough time. Whiskey is recommended.
  • Don’t get discouraged! The house is indeed solvable.