I'm currently reading The Purloined Puzzle by Parnell Hall. This is the nineteenth book in the Puzzle Lady Mystery series and was released last week. Although I was quite behind in the series, I remembered really enjoying it, so when the opportunity to review this book presented itself, I simply couldn't turn it down.
Cora Felton has a problem. Actually she has more than one. First of all, Melvin, the worst of her ex-husband, is in town. Secondly, an annoying teenage girl keeps pestering her to solve puzzles...puzzles which tend to disappear and reappear. Then there's the murder. With murder weapons appearing before crimes are committed, suspects arrested and released, nothing much makes sense. But the worst bit, Melvin has a contract for a tell-all book. Will he spill the beans about the Puzzle Lady? Will Cora have to kiss her career goodbye?