“Jessica Fletcher meets Groucho Marx!”—RT BookReviews
A shocking crime of passion has Bakerhaven buzzing!
In Parnell Hall's Presumed Puzzled, the Puzzle Lady gets more than she bargained for when she’s hired to track down Paula Martindale’s straying husband. She finds him, all right—hacked to pieces on his living room rug, while his blood-drenched wife haunts the crime scene clutching a butcher knife.
It’s a tough spot for attractive young attorney Becky Baldwin. Paula is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but try to find one juror who’s going to think so.
It’s up to Cora to find the evidence to save the day. She has just two problems: She’s a witness for the prosecution, and every bit of evidence she finds in Paula’s favor, from crossword puzzles to Sudoku to alibi witnesses, tends to indicate that Cora herself is the killer!
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Praise for the Puzzle Lady Mysteries
“The pleasure is in the wordplay, at which Hall is a master. Across and down, the word is C-U-T-E.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Fun from the first page.”—The Dallas Morning News
“An ingenious series of light-hearted, humorous mysteries.”—Winston-Salem Journal
“If sweet–looking, gray-haired Miss Marple cursed, smoked, and carried a gun in her purse, she’d be a ringer for Cora Felton.”—Booklist
“Heaven for crossword fans.”—Kirkus Reviews