A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Paperback))

A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Paperback))

Parnell Hall


The Chicago Sun-Times crowns Parnell Hall’s Puzzle girl mysteries “a pleasure for enthusiasts of either crosswords and frothy crime detection...Cora Felton is a adorable and targeted sleuth.” Now the crime-solving powers of the inimitable Cora and her shrewdpermanent niece, Sherry Carter, are placed to the final word try as they sq. off opposed to a yule killer who hides in the white-and-black shadows of an acrostic....

A Puzzle In A Pear Tree

’Tis the season to be jolly, yet Cora Felton, shanghaied into “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as a such a lot reluctant maid-a-milking, has each correct to consider like a grinch. whilst somebody steals the partridge from the pear tree and replaces it with a cryptic puzzle she has no wish of fixing, it’s nearly greater than the Puzzle girl can undergo. yet then arrogant crossword writer Harvey Beerbaum solves the acrostic, and it seems to be a poem promising the dying of an actress. this is often extra love it! might the danger be aimed toward Cora and her thespian debut? Or at Sherry, one of many ladies-dancing? Or at Sherry’s nemesis, the pageant’s predatory lead, Becky Baldwin?

Cora and Sherry slightly have time for a secret, what with trimming Christmas timber and purchasing Christmas offers, yet rehearsals move on, less than police protection--until a killer moves somewhere else in a so much unforeseen manner.Ordinarily Cora Felton will be thrilled to have murders to unravel. yet this time she unearths herself vying with a vacationing Scotland backyard inspector who seems to be to have an all-too-personal stake in fixing the crimes. Cora does too while her personal niece turns into a major suspect and the assassin moves back.

Is a person attempting to close down the Christmas competition? Cora will be in basic terms too satisfied if that have been the case, yet she fears the secrets and techniques lie deeper. Now she is interviewing witnesses, breaking into inn rooms, discovering proof, planting facts, and having a merry outdated time. in truth, she will be completely happy--if this wasn’t becoming a Christmas to die for!

From the Hardcover edition.

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