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A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1)
A Clue for the Puzzle Lady - Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1
Author: Parnell Hall
Cruciverbalists, rejoice! Pick up a pencil and get ready to solve a puzzling murder--and an actual crossword puzzle--in this sparkling debut of a unique amateur detective: Miss Cora Felton, an eccentric old lady with a syndicated puzzle column, an irresistible urge to poke into unsettling events, and a niece who's determined to keep her out of t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553581409
ISBN-10: 0553581406
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 323
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3.8 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1) on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I did stick with this one until the end, but I felt the clues were very obvious. Don't know if I'll read any others in this series. Cora's drinking problem started to get really annoying.
reviewed A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1) on + 359 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Crossword puzzle fans will love this story of Cora Felton, "The Puzzle Lady" who gives the world her impersonation of a sweet old lady while her niece makes up the puzzles for The Puzzle Lady newspaper column. Both get involve when the body of a young girl is found in the local cemetary and the only clue is----a crossword clue! Those of us who don't do crosswords can just have fun with the irrisitable Parnell Hall (also author of the Stanley Hastings series).
reviewed A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Different and interesting characters. I'll read more by this author.
reviewed A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1) on + 64 more book reviews
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Easy read, twisty plot, love interest.
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From Publishers Weekly
Hall, best known for his Edgar-nominated Stanley Hastings series, begins a new series with a heroine who provides an interesting variation on the older woman sleuth. Imagine Miss Marple as a promiscuous lush, and you have Cora Felton, known to crossword puzzle buffs around the country as "The Puzzle Lady." Cora and her niece, Sherry Carter, have moved to the small town of Bakerhaven, Conn., hoping to protect Sherry from an abusive ex-husband. The body of a young girl is discovered in the Bakerhaven Cemetery, and Police Chief Dale Harper investigates, though he wishes the body had been found in someone else's jurisdiction. An enigmatic clue in the victim's pockets takes Chief Harper in search of assistance, and he gets more than he needs from Cora, who's determined to help solve the puzzle. A second murder complicates the case, and overly zealous cub reporter Aaron Grant spills the news to the public about the cryptic clues. In addition to his trademark zippy, witty dialogue, Hall provides a dandy puzzle, congenial secondary characters, plenty of laughs and a true original in Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady. (Nov.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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reviewed A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (Cora Felton, Puzzle Lady, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
A pretty good first in a series. Hopefully the characters develop more in the subsequent books.
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I really enjoyed this series and I read them in order. I like that I can never guess who has done it, and even if I read the end I still want to read the whole book to understand all the twists and turns. In this one, the characters and town are introduced, and the plot is workable, and the killer was a surprize for me. I loved it and it made me want to read the whole series.
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Very good book_ if you like crossword puzzles.


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