Cora Felton, the eccentric Puzzle Lady, is up to her old tricks again. Along with her brainy niece Sherry, the unlikely crime-solving duo match wits with a killer hiding behind an
Lately, the biggest mystery is how many candles to put on the cake of Bakerhaven's favorite puzzle lady. That is until Cora's birthday wish is granted: a juicy case filled with sex, scandal, and mayhem. Too bad it's two decades old--and already solved. Darryl Daigue is serving a life sentence for one of the most heinous murders in town history. But his story leaves room for doubt...and might even point to the real killer.
Enlisting the help of her reluctant niece Sherry, Cora delves into a case as ominous as the crosswords arriving in her daily e-mail. When her #1 suspect turns up dead and another corpse quickly follows, Cora's certain the clues spell murder any way you look at them. Someone is clearly willing to kill--and keep killing--to stop her from solving this murderous conundrum. Can Sherry keep her feisty aunt alive to see her next birthday?