Cozy (Stanley Hastings Series #14)

Cozy (Stanley Hastings Series #14)

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by Parnell Hall
     
 

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Stanley and Alice Hastings vacation at a New England bed-and-breakfast. The book is full of recipes and the cat solves the crime.

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Stanley and Alice Hastings vacation at a New England bed-and-breakfast. The book is full of recipes and the cat solves the crime.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
...a whimsical parody ... Applying his peculiar brand of twisted logic to the case, Stanley has some droll exchanges with a literal-minded cop and catches the killer with a trick worthy of Miss Marple.
Publishers Weekly
Ingenious plotting and a hefty dose of humor. The B and B chef's yummy recipes are also a plus.
Booklist Booklist
The rousing return of Stanley Hastings...like many a Christie mystery--or like Lawrence Block's Burglar in the Library(1997), in which another New Yorker, Bernie Rhodenbarr, solves a murder in a New England B & B--this one is so clever and so much fun that whodunit takes a backseat to the delicious style with which the tale is told.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013830172
Publisher:
Parnell Hall
Publication date:
12/10/2011
Series:
Stanley Hastings Series , #14
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
536,422
File size:
798 KB

Meet the Author

Parnell Hall is the author of the Puzzle Lady crossword puzzle mysteries, the Stanley Hastings private eye novels, and the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas. Parnell is an actor, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, former private eye, and past president of the Private Eye Writers of America. His books have been nominated for Edgar, Lefty, and Shamus awards.

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Cozy (Stanley Hastings Series #14) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
maseymn More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Stanley Hastings novels much more than the puzzle lady series. They are very amusing, but this was the best of the bunch. My mom was having medical tests and I was driving her crazy with my giggling while she was being poked and prodded. I just couldn't keep it in. One of the few laugh out loud books I've read over the years. I recommend reading a few of the others first to get to know the characters, but the mysteries are always fairly complex, the situations are amusing, and the characters entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! I wasn't expecting it to be, I checked it out at the library just trying to pass some time, but I've been won over by Stanley Hastings, and If you read this book you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed out loud reading this book. I always enjoy the Stanley Hastings series, but this was the best one yet. Funny, with a good mystery and likable characters