And a Puzzle to Die On (Puzzle Lady Series #6)

And a Puzzle to Die On (Puzzle Lady Series #6)

by Parnell Hall
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And a Puzzle to Die On (Puzzle Lady Series #6) by Parnell Hall

When nerdy cruciverbalist Harvey Beerbaum throws a birthday bash for Cora Felton at the Bakerhaven Library, it's no surprise that the centerpiece, a huge cake decorated like a crossword puzzle, is a complete bust--until a corpse thrown from the second floor stacks hits it dead center and fills in 14 down. Cora may hate birthdays almost as much as she hates crossword puzzles--but when it comes to solving crimes, no one can hold a candle to the Puzzle Lady.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553584356
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2005
Series: Puzzle Lady Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 520,952
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Parnell Hallis the author of the acclaimed Stanley Hastings mystery novels and the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas, as well as five other Puzzle Lady mysteries. Nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus, and the Lefty Awards, he lives in New York City, where he is working on his next Puzzle Lady mystery.

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And a Puzzle to Die On (Puzzle Lady Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A big thank you to Parnell Hall for giving readers the Puzzle Lady! 'And a Puzzle to Die On' takes you on another twisting and turning ride with Cora Felton! Bravo!
harstan More than 1 year ago
She is known as the puzzle lady but it is really her publicity shy niece who is the puzzle constructor. Cora¿s favorite pastime is solving real life murder mysteries, which is why she agrees to lawyer Becky Baldwin¿s proposition. Becky wants Cora to find out if convicted murderer Daryl Daigue really killed seventeen year old Anita Dryer two decades ago. Depending on what Cora digs up, Becky will decide whether she wants to take the case......................... Sara visits Darryl in prison; he acts like a criminal but insists that he was working at the time Anita was killed and he was covering for Ricky Gleason, the actual killer. Before leaving the prison, Warden Profack subtly warns Cora not to work on Darryl¿s case. Sara find that admonition suspicious and keeps digging which leads to her being followed by a private detective who is murdered at Cora¿s birthday party. Later, someone throws a rock through her window and she is arrested for absconding with a toy poodle that belongs to a woman who was also murdered because she had something that the killer wanted. The truth about who hired Becky and the two murders comes out when Cora has her day in court.............................. AND A PUZZLE TO DIE ON is a deliciously convoluted amateur sleuth mystery in which everyone connected to the case has a hidden agenda. The protagonist is in fine form as she breaks into offices and homes, steals what turn out to be significant, winds up spending a night in jail, and refuses to conform to court etiquette. Parnell Hall has written a complex who-done-it that has the requisite number of red herrings and misleading clues.............................. Harriet Klausner
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