And a Puzzle to Die on

And a Puzzle to Die on

By Parnell Hall

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553584356, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2005


When nerdy cruciverbalist Harvey Beerbaum throws a birthday bash for Cora Felton at the Bakerhaven Library, it's no surprise that the centerpiece, a huge cake decorated like a crossword puzzle, is a complete bust--until a corpse thrown from the second floor stacks hits it dead center and fills in 14 down. Cora may hate birthdays almost as much as she hates crossword puzzles--but when it comes to solving crimes, no one can hold a candle to the Puzzle Lady.

About the Author
Parnell Hall, an Edgar, Shamus, and Lefty nominee, is the author of the Stanley Hastings private eye novels, the Puzzle Lady crossword mystery series, and the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas. He is also an actor, screenwriter, and former private investigator