The Puzzle Lady couldn t be happier. Matt Greystone, the rookie sensation who just signed a huge contract with the Yankees after coming to the team as the player to be named later in a trade with the Diamondbacks, winning 17 games as a starting pitcher, was coming to town to rehab from an arm injury.Read more...
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The Puzzle Lady couldn t be happier. Matt Greystone, the rookie sensation who just signed a huge contract with the Yankees after coming to the team as the player to be named later in a trade with the Diamondbacks, winning 17 games as a starting pitcher, was coming to town to rehab from an arm injury. A diehard Yankee fan, Cora was delighted when Matt invited her to a weekend pool party.
On the plus side, she got to meet Derek Jeter.
On the minus side, she had to solve a puzzle (that was also named later) and a couple of the guests got killed."
- ISBN-13: 9781250061249
- ISBN-10: 1250061245
- Publisher: Minotaur Books
- Publish Date: January 2017
- Page Count: 304
Series: Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-21
- Reviewer: Staff
In Halls diverting 18th Puzzle Lady mystery (after 2016s Presumed Puzzled), Cora Felton, who secretly writes a puzzle column for her niece, is thrilled to learn that the New York Yankees newest pitching sensation, Matt Greystone, has chosen her hometown of Bakerhaven, Conn., as the place to recuperate from an auto accident. At a party Matt hosts shortly after he and his wife, Jackie, move to a house in Bakerhaven, Jackie discovers a gossip columnists corpse in the sauna. Cora, whos a guest, soon takes over much of the subsequent investigation from police chief Dale Harper, and she redoubles her efforts after the murder of the towns resident medium. Cora shrewdly questions everyone involved and, as usual, finds crime clues in crossword puzzles. Hall performs a sort of magic, conjuring a reasonable resolution out of the constant wash of seemingly inconsequential chatter. Series fans will enjoy solving four puzzlesone Sudoku and three crosswordsright along with Cora. (Jan.)