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Hall, Parnell
 

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Parnell Hall has quite a range when it comes to writing mysteries: from PI Stanley Hastings to crossword puzzle writer Cora Felton to Steve Winslow courtroom dramas.

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Fran Hinkel - 05:14pm Aug 25, 2004 PST(#9 of 19)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Well, I'm about 3/4 of the way through it, and I was thinking I had things at least partially figured out, but now it seems as though there's another twist appearing.
This is also my first book by Parnell Hall, but I'm finding no trouble following the background of his sometimes wacky characters. As Fran mentioned, Mr. Hall's style of writing is very down to earth, and makes you believe in the people and scenes he's painting for you. I too am going to look into some of the earlier titles in this series to find out more!


szuszanna - 05:15pm Aug 25, 2004 PST(#10 of 19)
When a woman steals your man, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.

Sorry Fran. The message above was from me. I followed your link from my e-mail and it ended up posting under your name...


Fran Hinkel - 03:57am Aug 26, 2004 PST(#11 of 19)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

No worries szuszanna, I always forget to log out before sending a link! Normally, the log in expires - but you responded so quickly that I was still logged in.


Jinx - 05:27am Aug 26, 2004 PST(#12 of 19)
All you need is a chip and a chair. Shuffle up and deal!

I really enjoyed this book. I liked how easy it was read and how quickly the scenes went. I too couldn't get an idea about Cora. Maybe there will be more information in the earlier books, which I can't wait to read.

I couldn't figure out who was doing what till the conclusion. I was surprised with the ending but had to laugh over how Cora put it all together. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series


Sunnybrook - 07:00pm Sep 2, 2004 PST(#13 of 19)
If all I wanted was attention, I'd be naked.

I liked the book, it was a fun read.

My only complaint was the conclusion.. I even tried going back through the book to see if I could've figured out the conclusion based on clues given, and I really couldn't.

But I still like the book, and will probably see if the earlier books are at my library.


kirsten b - 08:07pm Sep 2, 2004 PST(#14 of 19)

I finally got my copy of the book (in time for school to start and me to be busy). I am working on reading it.


Meghan Joris - 08:50am Oct 9, 2004 PST(#15 of 19)

Hi! ummmm i know you probly have either read all of the book or maybe you are working on reading it now. but i just got the first chapter! and i am deffinately going to the library and getting all of her books! (ok maybe not ALL of them!) but i will post again when i get the book. and that prbably won't be until a few days so look for me!


Fran Hinkel - 06:02am Oct 18, 2004 PST(#16 of 19)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Hi Meghan, glad to see you here.

Sunny, did you enter to win the drawing?

You can enter a drawing to win all of the Puzzle Lady Books. Visit this link:

http://www.MysteryNet.com/hall/


Sunnybrook - 06:05am Oct 18, 2004 PST(#17 of 19)
If all I wanted was attention, I'd be naked.

Well, I've entered now.LOL


Kathleen Griffin - 10:52am Apr 24, 2005 PST(#18 of 19)

Two things are incredibly stupid and offensive in this otherwise bland cosy mystery. Dennis is Sherry's divorced husband; Brenda, her best friend, plans to "marry" him in St. Patrick's Cathedral, a Catholic church. Neither of them is Catholic, and he is not free to marry. Cora and Raymond, Brenda and Dennis decide to hold a double "real church wedding" in the local Congregationalist Church. None of them belongs to that faith, and Cora makes a cheap crack about her non-attendance unless by accident while drunk.

On top of the offensive anti-every-religion atmosphere, the waiting list for weddings at St. Patrick's is 3 years long; both parties must be single, and at least one of them Catholic; and a 6 month series of Cana Conferences as well as 3 weeks calling of banns are required. Doesn't this character do ANY research?


Fran Hinkel - 06:33am Nov 11, 2005 PST(#19 of 19)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

New title available!

STALKING THE PUZZLE LADY

One of Cora Feltonís fans is stalking heróusing her own crossword column to follow her. Now, if she canít come across with a solution, a killer is going to put her down!

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