By Parnell Hall
The Puzzle girl embarks on one other event concerning one vintage motion picture and that includes new puzzles by way of Will Shortz
When an aged boarder at a Bakerhaven bed-and-breakfast drops useless in the course of afternoon tea, there's not anything really suspicious approximately it—except for the Sudoku in his jacket pocket. but if a moment physique turns up within the window seat and an post-mortem indicates either males have been poisoned with elderberry wine, the Puzzle woman suspects she's facing a cold-blooded killer who for a few cause is copying the Cary provide motion picture Arsenic and previous Lace, within which previous girls who run a boarding apartment poison aged widowers and bury them within the basement. extra murders, extra puzzles, and a grave dug within the cellar appear to cement the theory.
Ordinarily, Cora may consume a case like this for breakfast, yet for as soon as she can't determine it out. And she's unsure if the clues don't upload up, or if the much-married Puzzle girl is simply distracted by way of being excited about her first romantic entanglement in years.
Arsenic and previous Puzzles is stuffed with laughs, mayhem, and enjoyable new puzzles via Will Shortz. secret and puzzle lovers will locate a lot to get pleasure from during this newest deal with from Parnell corridor.
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Marsden nodded. ’ So no brothers or sisters, nieces or nephews which ruled out a whole line of possible heirs if Brundall had intended writing or changing his will and been killed because of it. ‘Eric was a fisherman and Rose a machinist in Vollers,’ Marsden told him, ‘A lingerie factory, which has now closed down. They married in 1941. Rose died in 1956 and Eric in 1975. ’ Horton knew that to be a street of narrowed terraced houses, two-up, two-down and, when first built, with a toilet in the backyard.
Some secondment, he thought cynically. Perhaps he should have eaten spinach for breakfast! Uckfield’s office blinds were shut, which meant he was either in conference or having a nap after a boozy late night, and Horton guessed it was the former. ‘Brundall’s GP has confirmed he had cancer,’ Trueman said. ‘It was at a very advanced stage. Inspector Guilbert called the doctor early this morning and rang through the information five minutes ago. ’ Horton reckoned so. He picked up a printed photograph on Sergeant Trueman’s desk.
It must be something else, but try as he might he couldn’t think what it was. It had gone. Brundall was dressed in light-coloured trousers and an openneck checked shirt. Beside him, reclining on the sunlounger, was a casually but well-dressed man in his mid thirties with fair hair, sunglasses on his head and a glass of champagne in his hand, smiling into camera. The other people in the photograph were behind them and slightly out of focus. Horton tried to banish the memory of the shrivelled blackened corpse on the pontoon and replace it with this one of Brundall.
Arsenic and Old Puzzles: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady, Book 14) by Parnell Hall