Stalking the Puzzle Lady (Puzzle Lady, Bk 7)
Stalking the Puzzle Lady - Puzzle Lady, Bk 7 Author:Parnell Hall 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 burs... more »t 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!« less
This series is eye candy. Pure eye candy. OK, brain candy, too -- you are reading after all, not just watching. So it's candy that's good for you. As a diabetic, I don't get to enjoy that too often. So when it comes around, I have to have all I can get. And that's the way it is with Parnell Hall and his Puzzle Lady series. Once you start, you can't stop. You know it's a guilty pleasure. But you just don't care. Just unwrap, pop it in your mouth, and savor!