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Puzzle Lady Mysteries
Book 1: A Clue for the Puzzle Lady
Book 2: Last Puzzle and Testament
Book 3: Puzzled to Death
Book 4: A Puzzle in a Pear Tree
Book 5: With this Puzzle I Thee Kill
Book 6: And a Puzzle to Die On
Book 7: Stalking the Puzzle Lady
Book 8: You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled
Book 9: The Sudoku Puzzle Murders
Book 10: Dead Man’s Puzzle
Book 11: The Puzzle Lady vs The Sudoku Lady
Book 12: The Kenken Killings
Book 13: $10,000 in Small Unmarked Puzzles
Book 14: Arsenic and Old Puzzles
Book 15: NYPD Puzzle

DEAD MAN’S PUZZLE
A Puzzle Lady Mystery, Book 10
PARNELL HALL
ISBN#: 9780373269181
November 2014
Worldwide Library
www.harlequin.com
Paperback
$7.99 US / $8.99 CAN
301 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 2 Cups

With her niece out of the country on her honeymoon, Cora Felton is feeling out of sorts. Having a good murder mystery fall into her lap is exactly what she needs, except for a very pesky crossword puzzle she has no idea how to solve.

Life would be so much easier for Chief Harper if the puzzle lady lived somewhere else. It would not, however, be near as interesting.

An elderly man dies and no one thinks twice until Cora is handed a crossword puzzle that the deceased constructed. Now there is a murder investigation with way more clues than Cora or the Chief know what to do with. Cora has so many theories buzzing in her head, she cannot make sense of anything, especially when the death count starts mounting. The Chief is hampered by having to follow the rules. Cora, however, has no such restrictions.

Cora Felton is a woman who walks to her own beat, and will browbeat or plow over anyone who tries to contradict her. Basically, she is that really annoying relative you cannot ignore no matter how hard you try. At first Chief Harper tries his best to keep her in line, yet even he ends up throwing up his hands in defeat. In my opinion the misleads and hidden messages are so thickly layered that by the time it all becomes clear, I find it a real stretch to tie it all together.

Lototy
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