Jigsaw Venice

To mark the three-month countdown to Island of the Mad, and to give away a few of the bound galleys my publisher sent me–

–we’re running a contest admirably suited to a book set in Venice: a jigsaw puzzle.

Venice is a tightly-fitted set of pieces literally built up in the marshy lagoon over many centuries. And Team LRK has done another map for this book, as we did for Garment of Shadows, Dreaming Spies, and others.  The puzzle is of that map.

And it’s online.

That’s right, an e-jigsaw puzzle. 

Don’t worry, it’s only 35 pieces. You click-and-drag the pieces into place (literally–they click when they go together. Isn’t that fun?) Here’s what you do:

  1. Go here.
  2. Do the puzzle, on a computer or mobile device.
  3. When you’re finished, either click the share in the right-hand corner, then embed, and drag the final image onto an email—OR just send me an email telling me the three sections of map—I, II, and III— according to the key. Either way, email your answer to: info@laurierking.com

Feel free to share on social media—#islandofthemad.

The contest closes March 19, when we’ll draw five names from the correct entries.

Enjoy your puzzle!


  1. Victoria Taylor on March 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Cannot wait to read this book!!

  2. Sherry Rosser Carroll on March 12, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I tried to enter the Venice jigsaw puzzle contest, but the email – info@laurierking.com – comes back as an invalid address. Are other people having this problem or is my computer going rogue?

    • Laurie King on March 12, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Sherry, that’s very odd, info@laurierking.com is the correct address. Maybe try typing it in rather than linking it?

  3. Chris on March 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    This was fun. I think I managed it in 7 minutes (shame on me it took so long!) although when I emailed it in it did look as if I was then inviting you to complete your own puzzle!

  4. Raffaele on March 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you.

  5. Jack McKinney on March 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Love this. Any puzzle makers in the group that want to make something more elaborate for fans of the series? Like word puzzles, etc that all relate and lead to other puzzles? I love that stuff…..

  6. Judy Dee on April 1, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Who won?

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