The Penderghast Puzzle Protectors: A Brilliant Minnesota Mystery

The Penderghast Puzzle Protectors: A Brilliant Minnesota Mystery

by Julie Seedorf


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The Brilliant Brothers founded Brilliant Minnesota, and then they disappeared. The residents of Brilliant didn’t know the brothers left a puzzle needing to be solved. A chain of unexpected present-day events shakes up the Penderghast neighborhood of Brilliant: Mr. Warbler hanging between floors after stepping through a hole cut in his floor by a floornapper, then a dead body in Annabelle Avery’s empty house. To the dismay of Police Chief Hank Hardy, Jezabelle Jingle and her quirky neighbors form their own sleuth group under the guise of the Penderghast Puzzle Protectors to solve the puzzle before any of them end up in pieces or—worse yet—dead. Will they be able to figure out if the same person who is causing the mysterious happenings is also Jezabelle’s secret admirer, or is another mystery unfolding to complicate their investigation? Is the entire town in danger of a pernicious puzzle waiting to be solved?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692931998
Publisher: Hermiony Vidalia Books
Publication date: 08/31/2017
Series: Brilliant Minnesota Series , #1
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter Thirty-One 119

Chapter Thirty-Two 128

Chapter Thirty-Three 130

Chapter Thirty-Four 134

Chapter Thirty-Five 136

Chapter Thirty-Six 142

Chapter Thirty-Seven 145

Chapter Thirty-Eight 149

Chapter Thirty-Nine 153

Chapter Forty 157

Chapter Forty-One 162

Chapter Forty-Two 168

Chapter Forty-Three 172

Chapter Forty-Four 176

Chapter Forty-Five 179

Chapter Forty-Six 183

Chapter Forty-Seven 187

Chapter Forty-Eight 193

Chapter Forty-Nine 202

Chapter Fifty 207

Chapter Fifty-One 215

Chapter Fifty-Two 221

Chapter Fifty-Three 228

About The Author 237

Other Works by Julie Seedorf 239

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The Penderghast Puzzle Protectors: A Brilliant, Minnesota Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Can a story turn a bad day into a good day or at least let you escape the stressful times around you? This one sure can! Welcome to Brilliant, Minnesota. Jezabelle Jingle and her friends and neighbors are victims are a very unusual theft. Sections are the floors in their homes are being stolen and it puts one neighbor in a very precarious predicament. After a dead man is found in the basement of a vacant house, solving this puzzle mystery becomes a top priority for both the police and the newly formed Penderghast Puzzle Protectors. Jezabelle Jingle, Phoebe Harkins, Rock Stone, Miranda Covington, and Mr. Warbler all live in the Penderghast Neighborhood and along with Lizzy Langer they become the Penderghast Puzzle Protectors with a mission to find the person stealing parts of their floors, who has already killed once. They know to to this they must solve a complex puzzle with some very large pieces. Police Chief Hank Hardy is less than pleased with their endeavor but he knows when Jezzy Jingle sets her mind on something there is no stopping her. They may live in Brilliant but he believes what she and the other puzzle protectors are doing isn’t very smart. He is going to have to protect them from themselves knowing they may solve the case before he does. Author Julie Seedorf’s sense of humor shines in this story from the character’s names to situations she puts her characters in. I found myself giggling several times. These characters are true cozy, quirky to the core. She sets the scene very well and gives us the history of Brilliant needed to make us understand the town and its ancestors and how it all plays together in this story’s mystery. As each new clue was revealed I was more excited to solve the puzzle myself. Starting a new series is not easy. The author needs to introduce us to interesting characters in a distinct setting while also giving us a mystery that tests us is a tall order. Julie Sedorf does an excellent job at this. She also ties it to her other series set in Fushia, Minnesota. The towns are not too far apart and the people of Brilliant have friends and relatives there. But you do not need to have read about Granny and her friends to enjoy this puzzler mystery. You may want to to start reading them though after you read this story. Julie Seedorf writes fun/funny, entertaining mysteries sure to put a smile on your face and even make you laugh out loud. This story is truly unique and I recommend it highly if you like you like your mysteries with a large dose of humor or need a wonderful pick me up.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest, and well done mysteries I have ever read! It’s very clear author Julie Seedorf loves her home state of Minnesota. It also seems that Ms. Seedorf wither knows a few odd characters has an incredible imagination, or both. Lead character Jezabelle Jingle is a hoot! I’d love to think I’ll be a lot like her at her age. LOL I have a sneaking suspicion there is a little of author Seedorf in Jezabelle as well. THE PENDERGHAST PUZZLE PROTECTORS has an extremely original plot. Not something I’ve ever seen done in another book. Completely clever, I spent the entire story trying to figure it all out and never did until the author spelled it all out. The Brilliant, Minnesota Mysteries is the perfect name for this series. This first book is totally brilliant…and hilarious! There are thousands of positive adjectives that can be applied to this book. I know without a doubt you will find several of your own when you read this masterful story by a first class author.