The KenKen Killings

A Puzzle Lady Mystery

Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 12)

Parnell Hall

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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The Puzzle Lady just can’t stay out of trouble. When the late Chester T. Markowitz, a man she never met, leaves $10,000 to his beloved wife, Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady can’t help cashing the check. Quicker than you can say legal proceedings, Cora’s least favorite ex-husband, Melvin, shows up in Bakerhaven with an attorney and a young bimbo, demanding that her alimony be terminated on the grounds she remarried.

When a key witness in the alimony hearing gets murdered, a KenKen puzzle is left at the scene of the crime. Is someone trying to tell Cora something? Before she can find out, she runs into more murders, more puzzles (both KenKen and crossword) and a murder weapon that seems to point to Melvin as the killer! At least it might have, if Cora hadn’t suppressed it.

Does the Puzzle Lady still have feelings for the scoundrel she once married? Don’t ask. She might kill you!

This twelfth in the Puzzle Lady series is sure to please fans, and make some new ones.

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Cora Felton jumped in the air and clicked her heels together, a perilous undertaking since she was wearing high heels and had put on a little weight.
“Good Lord! What is it?” Sherry Carter said.
“Chester T. Markowitz is dead.”
“Who?”
“My husband.”
“Your husband?”
“Yes.”
“You have a husband named Chester T. Markowitz?”
“Not anymore.”
“But you did?”
“Apparently.”
Sherry sighed.

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"Feisty Cora...is at the top of her game in this latest entry, which includes puzzles for the reader."--Kirkus Reviews

"This 12th entry in Hall's lighthearted series provides plenty of his trademark humor. Hidden under the laughs and behind the included crossword and KenKen puzzles is a nifty, twisting story that features tight plotting and rapid-fire dialogue. The secondary characters, while broadly drawn, have plenty of substance to them, but it is The Puzzle Lady who is the main attraction."--RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

"As always, The Puzzle Lady mysteries are good, laugh aloud fun."--The Mystery Reader 

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PARNELL HALL lives in New York City.

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The KenKen Killings
A Puzzle Lady Mystery
Parnell Hall

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2011
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ISBN: 9781429991827
ISBN10: 1429991828
336 pages, Includes 8 KenKen and 6 crossword puzzles
$1.99
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