$10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles (Hardcover)

A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries #13)

By Parnell Hall

Minotaur Books, 9780312602475, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Large Print (5/1/2012)

List Price: 39.99*
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"Groucho Marx meets Jessica Fletcher!"--RT Book Reviews

When young attorney Becky Baldwin hires Cora Felton to make a blackmail payment drop, it couldn't go worse: she stumbles over a corpse and a puzzle, and someone steals the money. Becky
won't tell her who the client is, but the most likely suspect is Cora's least favorite ex-husband, Melvin, who claims he's being framed by a psychopath with a grudge. Soon Cora finds herself in a no-win situation. Solving the murder will either put Melvin's neck in the noose, or incur the wrath of a cunning, cold-blooded killer who delights in playing deadly mind games and may be targeting her niece Sherry and Sherry's new baby girl.

$10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles is another delightful entry in Parnell Hall's entertaining Puzzle Lady series, featuring new puzzles by Will Shortz that help readers solve the mystery!

About the Author

Parnell Hall is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling Teddy Fay thrillers. He is the author of the Puzzle Lady mysteries, the Stanley Hastings private eye novels, and the Steve Winslow courtroom thrillers. He is a Shamus Award winner, and has been nominated for the Edgar and the Lefty. He lives in New York City.

Praise For $10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries #13)

“One of the Puzzle Lady's finest hours, faster paced than most, with the obligatory puzzles to help solve the case.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Fun, two words, 11 letters: P-A-R-N-E-L-L H-A-L-L. Hall, a master of the comic mystery, brings back Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady....Cora faces numerous situations, including blackmail, murder, the return of an ex-husband–and her niece and nephew-in-law's new baby. Add Hall's wit and razor-sharp dialogue, and '10,000 in Small Unmarked Puzzles' is another winner in an amusing series.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Great fun for series fans.” —Booklist