There's a word for this, but I'm just not sure what it is. I know you'll tell me. But here's the situation. Jeffery Deaver is a master of misdirection. He presents some facts, you read them and you make assumptions --- and you're always wrong. He plays fair. I mean, he doesn't put a gun to your head or otherwise force you to do anything (other than read whatever his latest novel is as quickly as you can). You just do it on your own. And even when you can occasionally figure something out --- I mean, that broken clock on your mantle is right twice a day, correct --- it ultimately will do you no good.
So what do you call it when the literary