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Hall, Parnell

Overview
Works: 189 works in 788 publications in 3 languages and 50,203 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Novels  Legal fiction (Literature)  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3573.O642, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Parnell Hall
Smooth operator by Stuart Woods( Book )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. And Stone knows just the right man for the job: Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice
Barely legal : a Herbie Fisher novel by Stuart Woods( Book )

25 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the newest nonstop adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, the protege will become the hero: now is the time of Herbie Fisher. Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date"--
The money shot by Stuart Woods( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise--that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Pictures' newest film. When the picture's leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that the villains have more in their sights than just money. Money they've got. What they need is prestige, the cache of a respected studio to lend authority and legitimacy to their artistic endeavors ... and a little bit of vengeance in the bargain. From the seedy hidden corners of Los Angeles to the glamorous Hollywood Hills, it will take every ounce of Teddy's cunning to save an actress's career, protect the studio, and finish filming Centurion's next big hit"--Dust jacket flap
A clue for the puzzle lady by Parnell Hall( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two people are murdered in Connecticut and in each case the only clues are notations from a crossword puzzle. The police ask the help of sleuth Cora Felton, known as the Puzzle Lady because of her syndicated puzzles
You have the right to remain puzzled by Parnell Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, is stunned when Benny Southstreet, a two-bit gambler, accuses her of stealing a crossword puzzle, a case that is further complicated when her own attorney files a plagiarism suit against her and the police arrest her for murder
Stalking the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puzzle Lady Cora Felton is confronted by a stalker who is using her own crossword column to follow her every move, a situation complicated by her niece Sherry's domestic crisis involving her ex-husband and new bride
The sudoku puzzle murders by Parnell Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to write a book on sudoku, Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, is baffled by the arrival of two rival Japanese publishers who are vying for her services, a situation that becomes increasingly complicated by the lengths to which the men will go to beat each other
The Puzzle Lady vs. the Sudoku Lady by Parnell Hall( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cora Felton's sudoku rival, Minami, is arrested for murder it's up to Cora to clear her rival's name, get her off the bestseller list, and trap the real killer
Skin game by Stuart Woods( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can't refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn't seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger--and stranger--than he could imagine. The trail of breadcrumbs leads to secrets hidden within secrets, evildoers trading in money and power and a global threat on an unprecedented scale. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows...and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster." -- jacket
With this puzzle, I thee kill by Parnell Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora Felton contemplates wedded bliss once again when she is courted by distinguished widower Raymond Harstein III, a relationship that is overshadowed by the arrival of cautionary cryptograms in the mail
Last puzzle & testament by Parnell Hall( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigmatic Emma Hurley left behind a puzzle in her will, and the first of the living heirs to solve it wins her estate. She also made Cora "Puzzle Lady" Felton the referee of the contest, not knowing that Cora's niece Sherry is the real brains of the outfit
Arsenic and old puzzles : a puzzle lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an elderly boarder at a Bakerhaven bed-and-breakfast drops dead during afternoon tea, there's nothing particularly suspicious about it--except for the Sudoku in his jacket pocket. But when a second body turns up in the window seat and an autopsy shows both men were poisoned with elderberry wine, the Puzzle Lady suspects she's dealing with a cold-blooded killer who for some reason is copying the Cary Grant movie Arsenic and Old Lace, in which two old ladies who run a boarding house poison elderly widowers and bury them in the basement. More murders, more puzzles, and a grave dug in the cellar seem to cement the theory. Ordinarily, Cora would eat a case like this for breakfast, but for once she can't figure it out. And she's not sure if the clues don't add up, or if the much-married Puzzle Lady is just distracted by being involved in her first romantic entanglement in years. This latest in Hall's Puzzle Lady series is filled with laughs, mayhem, and fun new puzzles by Will Shortz. Mystery and puzzle fans will find much to enjoy"--
$10,000 in small, unmarked puzzles by Parnell Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stumbling over a murder scene while making a blackmail payment for a young attorney, Cora Felton's efforts to solve the crime put her in the path of a killer who may be targeting her niece and her niece's new baby
And a puzzle to die on : a Puzzle Lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Beerbaum's birthday party for Puzzle Lady Cora Felton at the Bakerhaven Library leads to murder when a corpse is thrown from the second floor stack and lands in the middle of a huge cake decorated like a crossword puzzle
Barely legal : a Herbie Fisher novel by Stuart Woods( Recording )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date
Dead man's puzzle by Parnell Hall( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Harper comes to Cora Felton, asking her to solve a crossword puzzle found on the body of old man Overmeyer. Small problem. Cora's niece, Sherry, who is off on her honeymoon, actually writes Cora's crossword puzzle column for her. So Cora pokes into Overmeyer's death, hoping to prove he died of natural causes. But she soon learns that the cranky hermit was the sole surviving member of a stock pooling agreement - and now the town is full of heirs
Caper by Parnell Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poor Stanley Hastings. After getting hired by a hitman and nearly getting shot, the put-upon PI needs some fun, so when a gorgeous damsel in distress walks through his office door she seems just what the doctor ordered"--Publisher
The kenken killings : a puzzle lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cashing an inheritance check from a man she never met, "Puzzle Lady" Cora Felton is targeted by her ex-husband with an alimony suit that claims she remarried, a case that is complicated by a witness's murder and suspicions about her ex-husband's possible responsibility
NYPD puzzle : a Puzzle Lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When young attorney Becky Balwin hires Cora Felton to accompany her to New York City to meet a new client in his penthouse apartment, the Puzzle Lady jumps at the chance. Cora is just coming off a bad breakup, and finding out that Chief Harper testified at a parole hearing for a killer she helped put away, has her feeling old. But when she and Becky arrive at the apartment, they find the man is dead. There's a puzzle on his chest, and a prowler is searching the bedroom. Cora pulls her gun and gets off a shot as the intruder ducks out the window. The NYPD now think Cora is the murderer. Getting her off should be a breeze for Becky, but when the fatal bullet is too badly damaged to identify, Cora is lucky to get out on bail. Meanwhile, a diabolical killer is leaving puzzle clues. If only they were just sudoku puzzles--Cora can't solve the crosswords without the help of her niece, Sherry, who's back in Bakerhaven taking care of her toddler. In order to clear her name, Cora must match wits with a gruff NYPD homicide sergeant who is quite attractive, except for the fact that he suspects her of murder. This is the fifteenth book in the entertaining series and boasts a clever mystery as well as fun puzzles for readers to solve"--
Puzzled indemnity : a Puzzle Lady mystery by Parnell Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been a cold, lonely winter for Cora Felton. Long distance has cooled the Puzzle Lady's on-again-off-again affair with Sergeant Crowley, and the only case Chief Harper has for her to investigate is a routine liquor store robbery. So when her attorney friend Becky asks her to explore the possibility that her client Brittney's philandering husband is planning to murder her for the insurance money, Cora jumps at the chance. She brings in her loathsome ex-husband Marvin to play blackmailer and prove the affair. But when Brittany's husband is killed by a car bomb right outside the Bakerhaven police station, and it turns out she had insurance on him, the police arrest her for murder. To save Becky's clueless client from the clutches of the law, Cora will manipulate a TV reporter, cast suspicion on an innocent man, crack crossword and Sudoku clues, solve the liquor store robbery, and enlist the aid of both Sergeant Crowley and his girlfriend in this outragous new entry in the Puzzle Lady Mystery series featuring Sudoku by Will Shortz"--Provided by publisher
 
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The money shot
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A clue for the puzzle ladyYou have the right to remain puzzledStalking the Puzzle LadyThe sudoku puzzle murdersThe Puzzle Lady vs. the Sudoku LadyWith this puzzle, I thee killLast puzzle & testament$10,000 in small, unmarked puzzles
Alternative Names

controlled identityHailey, J. P.

Hailey, J. P.

Hailey, J. P. 1944-

Parnell Hall Amerikaans romanschrijver

Parnell Hall écrivain de roman policier et acteur américain

Парнелл Холл

パーネル・ホール

ホール, パーネル

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