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A clue for the puzzle-lady

Hall, Parnell
The first of the series. Light enjoyable read, with a crossword puzzle to solve.

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9/2004

A Puzzle In A Pear Tree

Hall, Parnell
The Puzzle lady is in an unlikely 12 Days Of Christimas production. The Virgin Mary gets murdered. First time I read this series, so let me get this straight; everybody thinks she can solve puzzles, but she can't? Huh? Several acrostics to be puzzled over. I like Stanley more, but the puzzles are interesting.

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9/2003

Client

Hall, Parnell
Stanley is hired to follow a guys estranged wife.

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9/2000

Cozy

Hall, Parnell
Stanley goes on vacation with Alice to an inn, where a girl drops dead of poison. Irritating dialogue with the police chief. Includes recipes!! .

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4/2002

Detective

Hall, Parnell
Evidently (get it?) the first of the Stanley Hastings books. Pretty OK, not the best, but enjoyable.

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5/2000

Hitman

Hall, Parnell
Stanley is supposed to help a hitman not hit someone. Things go awry. I wasn't too excited by this one. I found the repartee confusing.

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4/2008

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7/2012

Juror

Hall, Parnell
P.I. Stanley Hastings can't get out of jury duty. I like this guy!

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5/2000

Manslaughter

Hall, Parnell
P.I. Stanley Hastings is hired to find a blackmailer. Rather convaluted plot, I say. Neato ending.

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9/2003

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12/2005

Movie

Hall, Parnell
Stanley Hastings investigates murder on the set of the movie he wrote a script for.

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6/2000

Scam

Hall, Parnell
Stanley Hastings, P.I., is afraid his client is pulling some sort of scam on him.

QUOTE:

I'm being set up!

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5/2000

Strangler

Hall, Parnell
Stanley Hastings tries to find out who is strangling his boss's clients.

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6/2000

Suspense

Hall, Parnell
Stanley Hastings is hired to find out who is threatening a suspense writer's wife.

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6/2000

The Puzzle Lady vs The Soduku Lady

Hall, Parnell
Cora gets some competition when a Japanese puzzle woman comes to town with her sixteen-year-old niece in tow.

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8/2010

With this puzzle, I thee kill

Hall, Parnell
A Puzzle Lady mystery. Cora and Sherry's friend Brenda somehow are planning a double wedding, Brenda to Sherry's abusive ex-spouse.

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12/2005

The Case Of The Missing Servant

Hall, Tarquin
An P.I. in India investigates the murder of a servant girl, among other things. Pretty good.

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7/2016

A Nail Through The Heart

Hallinan, Timothy
Poke is trying to adopt Miaow but vicious criminals cause problems.

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8/2015

Breathing Water

Hallinan, Timothy
Poke gets offered the opportunity to write a biography. He also gets threatened if he writes that biography. What to do? Good story!

Quote:

I thought that if anything ever happened to one of us, it would happen to me. -- Pg. 190

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8/2015

Crashed

Hallinan, Timothy
A drug-addled former child star signs to do a porn film, not quite realizing what she is doing. Junior Bender is hired to find out who is sabotaging the film. Things get complicated.

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8/2015

Fields Where They Lay

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior is "offered" a job investigating shoplifting at a decrepit mall. Pretty darn good, and it's a "Christmas" story, too.

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6/2017

Herbie's Game

Hallinan, Timothy
Well, Junior needs to track down who is offing the members of a "chain". Some more nifty characters are met, relationships strengthened, and some touching philosophy expounded. I hope that's a real word.

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12/2015
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Geist] [George- Gonzalez] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenbaum] [Greenberg- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hale] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herrera- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Highsmith] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hobbs- Howe] [Hudgens- Jackson] [Jacobs- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kerasote] [Key- King-Smith] [King-Smith- Konigsburg] [Konrath- Lahiri] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lott] [Louv- Lutz] [Lutz- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Massey] [Matas- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Meluch] [Meluch- Monninger] [Montgomery- Morris] [Morrison- Nance] [Napoli- Niven] [Northcutt- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Connor] [O'Dell- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patron] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Penny] [Perez-Reverte- Pinkwater] [Platt- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pullman] [Pullman- Readers Digest] [Readers Digest- Rich] [Richardson- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Ryan] [Rylant- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scieszka] [Scieszka- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sheinkin] [Shelton- Skloot] [Sleator- Sontag] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Trevino] [Trevor- Urrea] [Ursu- Vande Velde] [Vande Velde- Wambaugh] [Wasdin- Westlake] [Westlake- Weyn] [Whelan- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yolen] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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