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Hall, Parnell

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Works: 93 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 33,019 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Scenarist
Classifications: PS3558.A37327, 813.54
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Publications about Parnell Hall
Publications by Parnell Hall
Most widely held works by Parnell Hall
A clue for the puzzle lady by Parnell Hall( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
Two people are murdered in Connecticut and in each case the only clues are notations from a crossword puzzle. The police ask the help of sleuth Cora Felton, known as the Puzzle Lady because of her syndicated puzzles
You have the right to remain puzzled by Parnell Hall( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, is stunned when Benny Southstreet, a two-bit gambler, accuses her of stealing a crossword puzzle, a case that is further complicated when her own attorney files a plagiarism suit against her and the police arrest her for murder
Stalking the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
Puzzle Lady Cora Felton is confronted by a stalker who is using her own crossword column to follow her every move, a situation complicated by her niece Sherry's domestic crisis involving her ex-husband and new bride
With this puzzle, I thee kill by Parnell Hall( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,468 libraries worldwide
Cora Felton contemplates wedded bliss once again when she is courted by distinguished widower Raymond Harstein III, a relationship that is overshadowed by the arrival of cautionary cryptograms in the mail
The sudoku puzzle murders by Parnell Hall( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
Hired to write a book on sudoku, Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, is baffled by the arrival of two rival Japanese publishers who are vying for her services, a situation that becomes increasingly complicated by the lengths to which the men will go to beat each other
The Puzzle Lady vs. the Sudoku Lady by Parnell Hall( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
When Cora Felton's sudoku rival, Minami, is arrested for murder it's up to Cora to clear her rival's name, get her off the bestseller list, and trap the real killer
Puzzled to death by Parnell Hall( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
"Bakerhaven, Connecticut, seems like the ideal place to host a charity crossword-puzzle tournament. After all, the town is home to noted crossword creator Harvey Beerbaum, as well as to Cora Felton, the beloved syndicated puzzle columnist known everywhere as the Puzzle Lady."--Jacket
Puzzle in a pear tree by Parnell Hall( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
With Christmas just around the corner, Puzzle Lady Cora Felton feels no holiday cheer thanks to her role as one of the Eight Maids A-Milking in the local holiday pageant and the murder of an actress in front of an entire audience
Dead man's puzzle by Parnell Hall( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Chief Harper comes to Cora Felton, asking her to solve a crossword puzzle found on the body of Old Man Overmeyer. Cora pokes into Overmeyer's death, hoping to prove he died of natural causes and soon learns the cranky hermit was the sole surviving member of a forty-year-old stock pooling agreement
Last puzzle & testament by Parnell Hall( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
The enigmatic Emma Hurley left behind a puzzle in her will, and the first of the living heirs to solve it wins her estate. She also made Cora "Puzzle Lady" Felton the referee of the contest, not knowing that Cora's niece Sherry is the real brains of the outfit
And a puzzle to die on : a Puzzle Lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
Harvey Beerbaum's birthday party for Puzzle Lady Cora Felton at the Bakerhaven Library leads to murder when a corpse is thrown from the second floor stack and lands in the middle of a huge cake decorated like a crossword puzzle
The kenken killings : a puzzle lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Cashing an inheritance check from a man she never met, "Puzzle Lady" Cora Felton is targeted by her ex-husband with an alimony suit that claims she remarried, a case that is complicated by a witness's murder and suspicions about her ex-husband's possible responsibility
Cozy : a Stanley Hastings mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Private investigator Stanley Hastings is unwillingly vacationing at a New England bed-and breakfast inn, along with his wife, Alice and "finds himself a key witness, if not a prime suspect, in the bristly local police chief Pinehurst's case."--Jacket
Arsenic and old puzzles : a puzzle lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
"When an elderly boarder at a Bakerhaven bed-and-breakfast drops dead during afternoon tea, there's nothing particularly suspicious about it--except for the Sudoku in his jacket pocket. But when a second body turns up in the window seat and an autopsy shows both men were poisoned with elderberry wine, the Puzzle Lady suspects she's dealing with a cold-blooded killer who for some reason is copying the Cary Grant movie Arsenic and Old Lace, in which two old ladies who run a boarding house poison elderly widowers and bury them in the basement. More murders, more puzzles, and a grave dug in the cellar seem to cement the theory. Ordinarily, Cora would eat a case like this for breakfast, but for once she can't figure it out. And she's not sure if the clues don't add up, or if the much-married Puzzle Lady is just distracted by being involved in her first romantic entanglement in years. This latest in Hall's Puzzle Lady series is filled with laughs, mayhem, and fun new puzzles by Will Shortz. Mystery and puzzle fans will find much to enjoy"--
Caper by Parnell Hall( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
"Poor Stanley Hastings. After getting hired by a hitman and nearly getting shot, the put-upon PI needs some fun, so when a gorgeous damsel in distress walks through his office door she seems just what the doctor ordered"--Publisher
Scam by Parnell Hall( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
PI Stanley Hastings of New York is hired by an investment dealer who picked up a woman and got knocked over the head. The dealer suspects he is being set up for a financial scam and wants Hastings to find the woman. The case takes a new turn when the dealer is murdered
Manslaughter : a Stanley Hastings mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 861 libraries worldwide
When Stanley Hastings takes on Joe Balfour as a client, an ex-con who has done time for killing a man in a barroom brawl, he embarks on a series of embarrassing situations that will lead him to a notorious blackmailer
Stakeout by Parnell Hall( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
While staking out a New Jersey hotel to catch a cheating husband, private eye Stanley Hastings instead finds the man murdered and becomes the prime suspect
$10,000 in small, unmarked puzzles by Parnell Hall( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Stumbling over a murder scene while making a blackmail payment for a young attorney, Cora Felton's efforts to solve the crime put her in the path of a killer who may be targeting her niece and her niece's new baby
Hitman by Parnell Hall( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Not to be confused with the macho type who carries a rod and gives or takes a beating in the course of his investigations, Stanley is more likely to have his ego beaten down by his caustic wife, Alice; long-suffering Sergeant MacAullif; or profit-hungry lawyer Richard Rosenberg, Stanley's only steady client. When hit man Martin Kessler retires before completing his final contract and hires Stanley to protect him from his irate employers, the bodies and the absurdities start piling up
 
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