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By Parnell Hall

Cruciverbalists, rejoice!!! choose up a pencil and prepare to unravel the puzzle--and a perplexing murder--in this full of life debut of a different 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 taking part in sleuth. simply this isn't enjoyable and games....It's murder.

Violent crime is uncommon in tiny Bakerhaven. whilst 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 example is easy. Even a radical 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 footwear. A cryptic message on a scrap of paper she carried appears to be like a crossword puzzle clue. may perhaps it were left by way of the killer? if that is so, what does it mean?

Fortunately for Harper, Bakerhaven is the recent domestic of omit Cora Felton, the famed "Puzzle Lady" herself, whose renowned crossword puzzle column graces newspapers national. but bringing Cora Felton into this situation may be his most expensive mistake. For notwithstanding she might appear like someone's candy previous grandmother, in the back of these twinkling eyes and that a bit mysterious smile lies a lady with a whopping secret...and a few hidden vices. What's worse, one whiff of poser turns leave out Felton right into a modern day omit Marple.

Now Cora is snooping via crime scenes, wondering witnesses, and gaining loads of undesirable realization. It's simply this type of 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 in the direction of domestic, Cora needs to discover a killer--before she lands up in a black field 3 ft across...and six down.

A scrumptious brew of colourful characters, impossible to resist intrigue, and wonderful plot twists, Parnell Hall's A Clue for the Puzzle Lady is simply what a secret may still be--a beneficiant aiding of enjoyable and a puzzle that by no means fails to shock and entertain.

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Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

The growing incidence of something so simple as a smile was reward for her work. The job was not an easy one. It was a stunning challenge, in fact. A lot of time and energy had been expended on the outward blink in a transferral of certain materials from the cargo wells to their designated places, but as paint was applied to dull walls and bulkheads in pleasing brightness, as soft hangings muted the harsh contours of the quarters, she could see the improvement. She would have to justify the expense of tossing perfectly good but unattractive hard metal furniture out the jettison hatch to be replaced by soft-hued, rich woods from the decorator colony on Ankan II, but she was not concerned.

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