By Parnell Hall
Sherry is off on her honeymoon whilst leader Harper involves Cora Felton, asking her to unravel a crossword puzzle discovered at the physique of previous guy Overmeyer. Small challenge. Cora is the Milli Vanilli of cruciverbalists. Her niece, Sherry, writes the crossword puzzle column for her. Cora pokes into Overmeyer’s dying, hoping to turn out he died of traditional explanations. She learns the cranky hermit used to be the only surviving member of a forty-year-old inventory pooling contract, and sooner than she will be able to say “capital gain,” town is filled with heirs. Complicating issues is Sherry’s ex-husband, Dennis, who's taking part in detective within the hopes of impressing his ex-wife. With Sherry out of city, her restraining order opposed to him is moot, and he's taking complete good thing about the very fact. Parnell corridor promises one other stellar, puzzle-packed access during this interesting sequence.
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Your nose isn’t plain. Quite the contrary. It’s a very nice nose. A handsome nose. I mean a pretty nose. ” Harvey subsided, nibbled his muffin. Cora nibbled her scone. “Okay, Harvey, you got me. I’m not as quick as you are at solving puzzles. Crossword puzzles, anyway. I can take you at sudoku. But I’m not a swift solver. I’ve never entered the national tournament, and I never will. ” Harvey looked shocked. ” “No point. ” Cora patted him on the cheek. “Harvey, Harvey, of course you’re right. You’re a constructor and a solver.
I’m not offended. That’s not to say you’re not offensive. ” Harvey plowed right through the barb as if he hadn’t heard it. That was the first hint Cora had she might be in trouble. “I solved the puzzle for Chief Harper, and I brought you a copy in case you wanted to see it. I figured you’d want to see it, even if you didn’t care enough to solve it. ” Harvey didn’t produce the puzzle. Instead, he took a sip of his coffee. “I had a feeling you did. So I started to put two and two together. ” Uh-oh.
No kidding. When I was their age, I’d have snapped the guy up like that. ” Cora shrugged. “Except Melvin, of course. Melvin just pretended to be. ” “No need. It’s not evidence. There isn’t a crime scene. There’s no crime. ” “That’s the problem, Chief. ” “I’m not asking you to blurb it. ” “In the loosest sense,” Cora said truthfully. She hated to lie. If necessary, she did so with a straight face, but she much preferred to concoct an absolute truth that totally misled the person asking. Calling herself a writer in the loosest sense of the word certainly filled the bill.