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Puzzle Lady Mysteries

Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, who has a nationally syndicated crossword puzzle column and hawks breakfast cereal to schoolchildren on television, is actually a charming fraud who couldn’t solve a crossword with a gun to her head. She is, however, a whiz at crime, and would have no problem helping the Bakerhaven police with the murders that plague that small Connecticut town, just so long as she could tap dance her way around the crossword puzzle clues they are always bringing her to solve. Cora has recently given up drinking and smoking, but has yet to give up men. She’s been married so many times she can’t even remember how many husbands she’s had. The irrepressible and loopy Puzzle Lady has alternately been described as Miss Marple on steroids or Jessica Fletcher meets Groucho Marx.

  • The Purloined Puzzle
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    • The Purloined Puzzle

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 19)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Amateur sleuth and crossword impresario Cora Felton is asked to solve a puzzle, only to find that it’s been stolen—and a murder weapon has been left in its place.

      When...

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  • A Puzzle to Be Named Later
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    • A Puzzle to Be Named Later

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 18)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • From the New York Times bestselling author Parnell Hall comes A Puzzle to be Named Later

      “If sweet-looking, gray-haired Miss Marple cursed,...

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  • Presumed Puzzled
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    • Presumed Puzzled

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 17)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • “Jessica Fletcher meets Groucho Marx!”—RT BookReviews

      A shocking crime of passion has Bakerhaven buzzing!

      In Parnell Hall's Presumed Puzzled, the Puzzle...

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  • Puzzled Indemnity
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    • Puzzled Indemnity

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 16)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • It's been a cold, lonely winter for Cora Felton. Long distance has cooled the Puzzle Lady's on-again-off-again affair with Sergeant Crowley, and the only case Chief Harper has for her to investigate...

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  • NYPD Puzzle
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    • NYPD Puzzle

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 15)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • When young attorney Becky Balwin hires Cora Felton to accompany her to New York City to meet a new client in his penthouse apartment, the Puzzle Lady jumps at the chance. Cora is just coming off...

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  • Arsenic and Old Puzzles
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    • Arsenic and Old Puzzles

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 14)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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...

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  • $10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles
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    • $10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 13)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • "Groucho Marx meets Jessica Fletcher!"--RT Book Reviews

      When young attorney Becky Baldwin hires Cora Felton to make a blackmail payment drop, it couldn't go worse:...

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  • The KenKen Killings
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    • The KenKen Killings

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 12)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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....

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  • The Puzzle Lady vs. The Sudoku Lady
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    • The Puzzle Lady vs. The Sudoku Lady

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 11)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • It's the battle of the century when Minami, the Sudoku Lady, shows up in Bakerhaven, Connecticut, to meet Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, whose sudoku books have just edged Minami's off of the Japanese...

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  • Dead Man's Puzzle
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    • Dead Man's Puzzle

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 10)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Sherry is off on her honeymoon when Chief Harper comes to Cora Felton, asking her to solve a crossword puzzle found on the body of Old Man Overmeyer. Small problem. Cora is the Milli Vanilli of cruciverbalists....

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  • The Sudoku Puzzle Murders
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    • The Sudoku Puzzle Murders

    • Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Volume 9)
      Parnell Hall
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady (who actually couldn't solve a crossword puzzle to save her life), is surprisingly good at sudoku, so it's no problem when a Japanese publisher asks her to write a sudoku...

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Parnell Hall

Parnell Hall is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling Teddy Fay thrillers. He is the author of the Puzzle Lady mysteries, the Stanley Hastings private eye novels, and the Steve Winslow courtroom thrillers. He is a Shamus Award winner, and has been nominated for the Edgar and the Lefty. He lives in New York City.