A Clue for the Puzzle Lady

The Puzzle Lady Mysteries

Книга 1
Продадено от Bantam
10
Безплатна извадка

Cruciverbalists, rejoice!!! Pick up a pencil and get ready to solve the puzzle--and a puzzling murder--in this lively debut of a unique amateur detective, Miss Cora Felton, the reigning queen of crosswords. Cora's an eccentric old lady with a nationally syndicated puzzle column, an irresistible urge to poke into unsettling events, and a niece who's determined to keep her out of trouble. In a slyly amusing and wickedly suspenseful mystery, this delightful heroine takes her first crack at playing sleuth. Only this isn't fun and games....It's murder.

Violent crime is rare in tiny Bakerhaven. When the body of an unknown teenage girl turns up in the local cemetery, Police Chief Dale Harper finds himself investigating his first homicide. Nothing about this case is straightforward. Even a thorough search of the crime scene fails to reveal who she was, the murder weapon, or why the killer left her body in a graveyard minus her shoes. A cryptic message on a scrap of paper she carried seems to be a crossword puzzle clue. Could it have been left by the killer? If so, what does it mean?

Fortunately for Harper, Bakerhaven is the new home of Miss Cora Felton, the famed "Puzzle Lady" herself, whose popular crossword puzzle column graces newspapers nationwide. Yet bringing Cora Felton into this case could be his most costly mistake. For though she may look like someone's sweet old grandmother, behind those twinkling eyes and that slightly mysterious smile lies a woman with a whopping secret...and some hidden vices. What's worse, one whiff of mystery turns Miss Felton into a modern-day Miss Marple.

Now Cora is snooping through crime scenes, questioning witnesses, and gaining a lot of unwanted attention. It's just the sort of meddling, mischief-making behavior that drives Chief Harper to distraction and inspires many cross words from her long-suffering niece Sherry. But when another body turns up in a murder that hits much closer to home, Cora must find a killer--before she winds up in a black box three feet across...and six down.

A delicious brew of colorful characters, irresistible intrigue, and dazzling plot twists, Parnell Hall's A Clue for the Puzzle Lady is just what a mystery should be--a generous helping of fun and a puzzle that never fails to surprise and entertain.


From the Hardcover edition.
Прочетете повече

Всичко за автора

Parnell Hall is the author of the critically acclaimed Stanley Hastings mystery novels and the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas, and has been nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus and the Lefty Awards. This is his first Puzzle Lady mystery. Bantam will publish his second, Last Puzzle & Testament, in Fall 2000.


From the Hardcover edition.
Прочетете повече
3,6
Общо 10
Зарежда се...

Допълнителна информация

Издател
Bantam
Прочетете повече
Публикувано на
2.02.2011 г.
Прочетете повече
Страници
336
Прочетете повече
ISBN
9780307779571
Прочетете повече
Прочетете повече
Прочетете повече
Language
английски
Прочетете повече
Жанрове
Художествена литература / Мистерии и детективски истории / Следователи аматьори
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Прочетете повече
Защита на съдържанието
Това съдържание е защитено чрез управление на цифровите права (DRM).
Прочетете повече
Съдържанието отговаря на условията за семейната библиотека

Информация за четенето

Смартфони и таблети

Инсталирайте приложението Google Play Книги за Android и iPad/iPhone. То автоматично се синхронизира с профила ви и ви позволява да четете онлайн или офлайн, където и да сте.

Преносими и настолни компютри

Можете да четете закупени от Google Play книги посредством уеб браузъра на компютъра си.

Електронни четци и други устройства

За да четете на устройства с електронно мастило – например Sony eReader или Nook на Barnes & Noble, трябва да изтеглите файл и да го прехвърлите на устройството си. Моля, изпълнете подробните инструкции в Помощния център, за да прехвърлите файловете на поддържаните електронни четци.

Преглед на цялата поредица

©2018 GoogleОбщи условия на сайтаПоверителностПрограмистиИзпълнителиAbout Google|Местоположение: Съединени щатиЕзик: български
С купуването на този елемент извършвате транзакция посредством Google Payments и приемате Общите условия и Съобщението за поверителност на услугата.