By Parnell Hall
Cruciverbalists, rejoice!!! choose up a pencil and prepare to unravel the puzzle--and a complicated murder--in this vigorous debut of a different novice detective, leave out Cora Felton, the reigning queen of crosswords. Cora's an eccentric outdated girl with a nationally syndicated puzzle column, an impossible to resist urge to poke into unsettling occasions, and a niece who's decided to maintain her out of hassle. In a slyly a laugh and wickedly suspenseful secret, this pleasant heroine takes her first crack at enjoying sleuth. merely this isn't enjoyable and games....It's murder.
Violent crime is unusual in tiny Bakerhaven. while the physique of an unknown teenage lady turns up within the neighborhood cemetery, Police leader Dale Harper reveals himself investigating his first murder. not anything approximately this example is easy. Even an intensive seek of the crime scene fails to bare who she used to be, the homicide weapon, or why the killer left her physique in a graveyard minus her sneakers. A cryptic message on a scrap of paper she carried looks a crossword puzzle clue. may possibly it were left via the killer? if that is so, what does it mean?
Fortunately for Harper, Bakerhaven is the hot domestic of omit Cora Felton, the famed "Puzzle Lady" herself, whose well known crossword puzzle column graces newspapers national. but bringing Cora Felton into this situation can be his most expensive mistake. For even though she may perhaps appear like someone's candy previous grandmother, at the back of these twinkling eyes and that a little mysterious smile lies a lady with a whopping secret...and a few hidden vices. What's worse, one whiff of poser turns leave out Felton right into a modern day leave out Marple.
Now Cora is snooping via crime scenes, wondering witnesses, and gaining loads of undesirable awareness. It's simply this type of meddling, mischief-making habit that drives leader Harper to distraction and evokes many move phrases from her long-suffering niece Sherry. but if one other physique turns up in a homicide that hits a lot towards domestic, Cora needs to discover a killer--before she lands up in a black field 3 toes across...and six down.
A scrumptious brew of colourful characters, impossible to resist intrigue, and fantastic plot twists, Parnell Hall's A Clue for the Puzzle Lady is simply what a secret should still be--a beneficiant supporting of enjoyable and a puzzle that by no means fails to shock and entertain.
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A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Puzzle Lady Mysteries, Book 1) by Parnell Hall