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Stalking the Puzzle Lady

(2005)
(The seventh book in the Puzzle Lady series)
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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 burst 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!

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Parnell Hall's Stalking the Puzzle Lady

Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stalking The Puzzle Lady: A Puzzle Lady Mystery
Author(s): Parnell Hall
ISBN: 0-7862-8224-X / 978-0-7862-8224-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stalking the Puzzle Lady
Author(s): Parnell Hall
ISBN: 0-553-80417-0 / 978-0-553-80417-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Stalking the Puzzle Lady (Puzzle Lady Mysteries)
Author(s): Parnell Hall
ISBN: 0-553-58763-3 / 978-0-553-58763-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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