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Arsenic and Old Puzzles

(2013)
(Book 14 in the Puzzle Lady series)
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The Puzzle Lady embarks on another adventure involving one classic movie and featuring new puzzles by Will Shortz

When an elderly boarder at a Bakerhaven bed-and-breakfast drops dead during afternoon tea, there's nothing particularly suspicious about it - except for the Sudoku in his jacket pocket. But when a second body turns up in the window seat and an autopsy shows both men were poisoned with elderberry wine, the Puzzle Lady suspects she's dealing with a cold-blooded killer who for some reason is copying the Cary Grant movie Arsenic and Old Lace, in which two old ladies who run a boarding house poison elderly widowers and bury them in the basement. More murders, more puzzles, and a grave dug in the cellar seem to cement the theory.

Ordinarily, Cora would eat a case like this for breakfast, but for once she can't figure it out. And she's not sure if the clues don't add up, or if the much-married Puzzle Lady is just distracted by being involved in her first romantic entanglement in years.

This latest in Hall's Puzzle Lady series is filled with laughs, mayhem, and fun new puzzles by Will Shortz. Mystery and puzzle fans will find much to enjoy.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Parnell Hall's Arsenic and Old Puzzles

Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Arsenic and Old Puzzles (Puzzle Lady Mysteries)
Author(s): Parnell Hall
ISBN: 1-4104-5910-1 / 978-1-4104-5910-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Arsenic and Old Puzzles: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries)
Author(s): Parnell Hall
ISBN: 0-312-60248-0 / 978-0-312-60248-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

2016 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Arsenic and Old Puzzles
Author(s): Parnell Hall
ISBN: 0-373-26978-1 / 978-0-373-26978-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Arsenic and Old Puzzles: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries Book 14)
Author(s): Parnell Hall
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU