This week in apps features Crime & Puzzlement, a mystery from Lawrence Treat about solving a murder. Also this week is The Legend of Momotaro, bringing the classic Japanese story of the old man and old woman who wish to have a child to life. Finally, Grimm's Puss in Boots allows players to join the cat in making his master's fortune.

Title: Crime & Puzzlement

Publisher: AppEndix

Release date: December 11, 2012

Price: $0.99

Background: Eli P. Harvard was found dead inside his ski lodge, a revolver clutched in his hand and a bullet lodged in his brain. He'd broken up with Sally the night before. Had despondency driven him to suicide? Or had the vengeful Sally done him in? The clues are in the picture; it's up to you, the closet detective, to find out who killed Harvard and why.

Features: Author Lawrence Treat has written more than 17 mystery books and countless short stories, and was past president and a director of Mystery Writers of America.

Title: The Legend of Momotaro

Publisher: GhostHand Games

Release date: November 2, 2012

Price: $2.99

Background: Ten panoramic scenes tell the classic Japanese story of an old man and an old woman who’s only wish is to have a child. The gods grant their wish in a most surprising way.

Features: Hundreds of original illustrations, professionally narrated, 20 animated origami pop-ups, draw kanji characters with your finger.

Title: Grimm's Puss in Boots

Publisher: StoryToys Entertainment

Release date: December 13, 2012

Price: $4.99

Background: Join the bold and wily Puss in Boots as he tries to make his master’s fortune.

Features: Choose from a variety of outfits for Puss in Boots, balance a seesaw by filling a bag with the King's treasure; full 3D experience, nine interactive 3D pop-up scenes, fully narrated by professional actors.