Parnell Hall Bibliography Example

Bakerhaven, Connecticut, seems like the ideal place to host a charity crossword-puzzle tournament—after all, the town is home to Cora Felton, the beloved puzzle columnist known as the Puzzle Lady. A slew of celebrity contestants are on the way. And the locals have been invited to challenge the veteran puzzlers head-on. But soon the town’s attention is fixated on somethingBakerhaven, Connecticut, seems like the ideal place to host a charity crossword-puzzle tournament—after all, the town is home to Cora Felton, the beloved puzzle columnist known as the Puzzle Lady. A slew of celebrity contestants are on the way. And the locals have been invited to challenge the veteran puzzlers head-on. But soon the town’s attention is fixated on something far more controversial than crosswords…when the body of the town tart is discovered lying dead on her kitchen floor. Before anyone can stop her, Cora is hot on the trail of the truth, interviewing nosy neighbors, digging up dirt, and drawing out a lonely recluse who just may hold the key to cracking the crime. But will she solve the case before the contest comes to a deadly end? Cora once again proves that sleuthing spells S-U-S-P-E-N-S-E—up, across, and down!...more

Paperback, 416 pages

Published August 27th 2002 by Bantam (first published August 27th 2001)

Parnell was presented with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America at the 2015 Shamus Awards banquet. Happily, this coincided with the publication of A FOOL FOR A CLIENT, his 20th Stanley Hastings private eye novel. Stanley is not the fool in the title however, that honor belongs to his boss, negligence lawyer Richard Rosenberg, on trial for murdering his girlfriend.

Not to be outdone, the Puzzle Lady, Cora Felton, finds herself on trial for murder in PRESUMED PUZZLED, due in January. Cora is defended by attractive young attorney Becky Baldwin, but no one doubts who is actually pulling the strings.

The first 15 out-of-print Stanley Hastings private eye novels are now on kindle, including the Edgar and Shamus nominated DETECTIVE and the Shamus and Lefty nominee MOVIE.

The 5 Steve Winslow courtroom dramas (THE BAXTER TRUST, THE ANONYMOUS CLIENT, etc), are on kindle, as well as the 6th, never-before-published novel, THE INNOCENT WOMAN.

Parnell is a former President of the Private Eye Writers of America, and a member of Sisters in Crime. He lives in New York City.

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