July 11th, 2020
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
SPARTAN DESTINYSPARTAN DESTINY
Fresh Pick
HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED VERONICA
HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED VERONICA

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Summer Days, Summer Nights


Hot, sizzling reads for July

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Cowboys who thrill outside the arena as much as in.


slideshow image
Spy school for young ladies in Jane Austen’s world.


slideshow image
He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain


slideshow image
Can happily ever after exist somewhere between virtue and valor?


slideshow image
With his K-9 partner at his side, can he survive false accusations and a bomber?


slideshow image
Two people inexplicably drawn to each other even though they have almost nothing in common.


slideshow image
Rogues & Remarkable Women


Stalking the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall

Purchase

Add to Wish List


Also by Parnell Hall:

Bombshell, June 2020
Hardcover / e-Book / audiobook
Skin Game, June 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
The Money Shot, May 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Lights! Camera! Puzzles!, April 2019
Hardcover
The Money Shot, August 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
The Purloined Puzzle, March 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
A Puzzle to Be Named Later, January 2017
Hardcover
Smooth Operator, August 2016
Hardcover
Puzzled Indemnity, January 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Arsenic And Old Puzzles, February 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled, October 2006
Hardcover
Stalking the Puzzle Lady, August 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Stalking the Puzzle Lady, October 2005
Hardcover

Stalking the Puzzle Lady
Parnell Hall

Bantam
August 2006
384 pages
ISBN: 0553587633
Paperback (reprint)
Add to Wish List

Mystery Woman Sleuth

Cora Felton may look like everyone’s favorite grandmother. But the white-haired, bespectacled Puzzle Lady swears, smokes, gambles, and is even dodgy on the subject of how many husbands she’s had. So it strikes her long-suffering niece Sherry Carter as amusing when Cora announces, “I’m tired of living a lie!”

The inspiration for this sudden burst of honesty is a promotion by Granville Grains featuring the Puzzle Lady on a bus tour of televised personal appearances. Cora can’t think of anything she’d like to do less–except maybe quit smoking–than travel the supermarkets of I-95 hawking the new and improved Corn Toasties to her legions of fans. And someone else mustn’t want her to go either, because they’ve left a knife planted in her front door with a crossword puzzle attached. But when Sherry solves the puzzle she can’t decide whether the enigmatic message is a threat, a love note, or– creepier still–both.

Like it or not, Cora and Sherry must take their show on the road, along with a makeshift TV crew that includes a smarmy producer with a bad hairpiece, an abrasive director, an overambitious publicist, and two overgrown child-actors with some very adult problems. Throw in a few uninvited guests, including a roly-poly munchkin who’s had an unrequited crush on Cora since high school and Sherry’s abusive ex-husband, and you don’t need to be a puzzle expert to know this trip is going to be murder!

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2020 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy