Puzzlemania

The sudoku murder : a Katie McDonald mystery

Shelley Freydont.

Professor P.T. Avondale is found murdered at his desk at the Avondale Puzzle Museum. Katie McDonald, master puzzle-solver, has returned home to save her childhood mentor's museum from being auctioned off when she learns of the Professor's death. Now she finds herself curator of the museum and in charge of the Professor's newest mentee, a fourteen-year-old runaway. Katie is now faced with working to solve the puzzle of the Professor's murder befor...



The crossword murder

Nero Blanc.

That' s right?Thompson C. Briephs is dead. D-E-A-D. The body of the flamboyant crossword editor was found under very suspicious circumstances?and now it' s up to private investigator Rosco Polycrates to come up with some answers, with the help of the beautiful and brainy crossword editor from the victim' s rival newspaper. They' ll need to look everywhere?including up, down, and across?to stop the killer from striking again?



Dialogues of the dead, or, Paronomania! : a word game for two players

Reginald Hill.

From "the master of form and sorcerer of style," comes the latest Dalziel/Pascoe challenge. In the beginning was the Word #8230; And the Word was Murder. A motorist dies after plunging off a bridge #8230; A motorcyclist is found dead after an encounter with a tree: two apparently separate tragedies. Until two Dialogues are submitted to a local literary competition claiming responsibility for the deaths. But has anybody heard the Word? When a beau...


Fatal deduction : a novel

Gayle Roper.

In her latest romantic suspense novel, award-winning author Roper entices readers with her unusual blend of intrigue, faith, and clever crossword-puzzle clues.


A clue for the puzzle lady

Parnell Hall.

Cruciverbalists, rejoice! Pick up a pencil and get ready to solve a puzzling murder-and an actual crossword puzzle-in this sparkling debut of a unique amateur detective: Miss Cora Felton, an eccentric old lady with a syndicated puzzle column, an irresistible urge to poke into unsettling events, and a niece who's determined to keep her out of trouble. When the body of an unknown teenage girl turns up in the cemetery in the quiet town of Bakerhaven...


The Dante game

Jane Langton ; illustrations by the author ; blackboard sketches by Giovanni Zibo.

The Dante Game takes Homer Kelly to magnificent, mysterious Florence, where he finds himself entangled in a mystery of murdered lovers, the disappearance of a star pupil, and a heroin ring shut down by the Pope's antidrug campaign.


Jigsaw

Anthea Fraser.

The return of Rona ParishRona Parish is ready to embark on a new assignment. She is to write a series of articles for the 600th anniversary of the local market town of Buckford, looking at its churches, schools and celebrated inhabitants. But her first encounter with the elderly Edna Rosebury raises unresolved questions about a recent tragic murder and Rona's investigative antennae are instantly on the alert . . .