Laurel Hill man's book invites readers to a treasure hunt

philip duda wandering prospector book

Philip Duda

RENEE BELL / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:38 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Philip Duda's latest novel, "Wandering Prospector," is an explorer's guide to global treasure hunting.

The book— available on and Kindle — is fictional, but if you examine the clues, "you may find gemstones, treasures, and fossils, among other things," a press release states. 

The Laurel Hill man says he's created a puzzle for readers: He'll drop clues and mention locations, but readers must fill in the blanks.

That, the author said, is similar to his personal experiences.


Duda's love of treasure hunting began when he was 11 years old.

"That was up in Connecticut when I found pearls in the Connecticut River," he said.

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