The twelfth, puzzle-packed entry in the Puzzle Lady series, Parnell Hall's The KenKen Killings is sure to please fans, and make some new ones.
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!
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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