Last Puzzle & Testament (The Puzzle Lady Mysteries)
- Publish Date: 2001-08-28
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: Parnell Hall
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Its no mystery why readers love the Puzzle Lady, Miss Cora Felton, the eccentric amateur detective who keeps everyone guessing as she keeps herself in the thick of trouble. Find out why critics agree that Cora is emerging as a lovable and unique sleuth (Chicago Sun-Times) in a fun series for mystery fans and cruciverbalists (USA Today).
Wealthy widow Emma Hurley died with only her servants at her side but after she passes away, her greedy heirs crawl out of the woodwork to stake a claim in Emmas fortune. To their surprise, Emma was not content to leave behind a simple will. Instead, her final testament includes a clever puzzle ... one to be given only to her living heirs.
The first one to solve the puzzle will inherit Emmas entire estate; everyone else will be left with a pittance. The will also stipulates that Cora Felton local celebrity and famed author of a popular syndicated crossword puzzle column must referee the contest.
Unfortunately, its Coras niece, Sherry Carter, who is the brains behind Coras Puzzle Lady persona. And its up to Sherry to unravel the bizarre riddle Emma Hurley engineered before her death. For soon its plain that Emmas game is one without a clear winner ... and that the players could lose far more than they ever imagined!
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