The Kenken Killings

The Kenken Killings

A Puzzle Lady Mystery

Book - 2011
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The Puzzle Lady just can't stay out of trouble. When the late Chester T. Markowitz, a man she never met, leaves $10,000 to his beloved wife, Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady can't help cashing the check. Quicker than you can say legal proceedings, Cora's least favorite ex-husband, Melvin, shows up in Bakerhaven with an attorney and a young bimbo, demanding that her alimony be terminated on the grounds she remarried. When a key witness in the alimony hearing gets murdered, a KenKen puzzle is left at the scene of the crime. Is someone trying to tell Cora something? Before she can find out, she runs into more murders, more puzzles (both KenKen and crossword) and a murder weapon that seems to point to Melvin as the killer! At least it might have, if Cora hadn't suppressed it. Does the Puzzle Lady still have feelings for the scoundrel she once married? Don't ask. She might kill you! This twelfth in the Puzzle Lady series is sure to please fans, and make some new ones.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312612191
Characteristics: 326 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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brippel44
Oct 14, 2011

The Puzzle Lady is a ditsy old lady who constantly challenges any credible logic. If you like lots and lots of fantasy, you may love these, but maybe not!

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Feb 14, 2011

I always enjoy this series. There is plenty to laugh at, lots of action, and just enough suspense. However, in this book, Cora was explaining how to do Kenken in words similar to the newspaper. She had to enlarge on her explanation to be understood, and suddenly, I understood myself. I went through the past week's newspapers and took the puzzles out and YES! Now I can do them. Super book!

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booksalequeen Jul 02, 2011

great sequel to the puzzle mystery murders, delightful read

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