By Parnell Hall
Cruciverbalists, rejoice!!! decide up a pencil and prepare to unravel the puzzle--and a confusing murder--in this full of life debut of a distinct beginner detective, omit Cora Felton, the reigning queen of crosswords. Cora's an eccentric previous woman 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 woman turns up within the neighborhood cemetery, Police leader Dale Harper unearths himself investigating his first murder. not anything approximately this situation is simple. Even an intensive seek of the crime scene fails to bare who she was once, 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 appears to be like 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 pass over Cora Felton, the famed "Puzzle Lady" herself, whose renowned crossword puzzle column graces newspapers national. but bringing Cora Felton into this situation will be his most expensive mistake. For although she may possibly seem like someone's candy outdated grandmother, at the back of these twinkling eyes and that a little mysterious smile lies a girl with a whopping secret...and a few hidden vices. What's worse, one whiff of puzzle turns omit 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 one of these meddling, mischief-making habit that drives leader Harper to distraction and evokes many go 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 unbelievable plot twists, Parnell Hall's A Clue for the Puzzle Lady is simply what a secret may still be--a beneficiant assisting of enjoyable and a puzzle that by no means fails to shock and entertain.
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