Puzzled to Death by Parnell Hall
(Puzzle Lady Mysteries)

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Miss Cora Felton, the eccentric amateur detective better known as the Puzzle Lady, likes nothing better than to solve a good mystery–and this time she’s got a killer on her hands. What isn’t puzzling is why critics agree that “Cora is emerging as a lovable and unique sleuth” (Chicago Sun-Times) in “a fun series for mystery fans and cruciverbalists” (USA Today).

Bakerhaven, Connecticut, seems like the ideal place to host a charity crossword-puzzle tournament–after all, the town is home to Cora Felton, the beloved puzzle columnist known as the Puzzle Lady. A slew of celebrity contestants are on the way. And the locals have been invited to challenge the veteran puzzlers head-on. But soon the town’s attention is fixated on something far more controversial than crosswords...when the body of the town tart is discovered lying dead on her kitchen floor. Before anyone can stop her, Cora is hot on the trail of the truth, interviewing nosy neighbors, digging up dirt, and drawing out a lonely recluse who just may hold the key to cracking the crime. But will she solve the case before the contest comes to a deadly end? Cora once again proves that sleuthing spells S-U-S-P-E-N-S-E–up, across, and down!


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About Parnell Hall

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PARNELL HALL lives in New York City.
 
Published February 2, 2011 by Bantam. 418 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The "Puzzle Lady" team of Cora Felton and her niece Sherry Carter (Last Puzzle and Testament, 2000, etc.) is still working on its highly successful model: Sherry secretly creates the crosswords and keeps her aunt away from the booze; Cora provides the Puzzle Lady's public face and investigates mu...

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In this third book of a well-received series (Last Puzzle and Testament, etc.), we have puzzles within puzzles in every sense of the word. Cora Felton, hailed as

Oct 29 2001 | Read Full Review of Puzzled to Death (Puzzle Lady...

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In this third book of a well-received series (Last Puzzle and Testament, etc.), we have puzzles within puzzles in every sense of the word. Cora Felton, hailed as

Oct 29 2001 | Read Full Review of Puzzled to Death (Puzzle Lady...

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