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By Parnell Hall

Sherry is off on her honeymoon whilst leader Harper involves Cora Felton, asking her to unravel a crossword puzzle chanced on at the physique of outdated guy Overmeyer.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 loss of life, hoping to end up he died of common factors. She learns the cranky hermit was once the only real surviving member of a forty-year-old inventory pooling contract, and prior to she will be able to say "capital gain," town is filled with heirs. Complicating issues is Sherry's ex-husband, Dennis, who's enjoying 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 benefit of the actual fact.

With Dead Man's Puzzle, Parnell corridor grants one other stellar, puzzle-packed access in his enjoyable Puzzle girl sequence

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I had not supposed Mycroft Holmes possessed such eloquence as he displayed on that bizarre occasion. Moriarty protested at first, darting little ferret-like glances from one to the other of us, his blue eyes pale in the light of the single turned-down lamp. But Mycroft convinced him. I did not know then what power the bulky giant held over the little scarecrow, but it was to Mycroft he deferred. Finally, on our promising to pay his way in the business, he at last assented, reminding us fervently what explanations we must make to Headmaster Price-Jones so that his position at the Roylott School should not be forfeit by absence.

To one side, a thin black bannistered staircase led up to a charming little balcony that ran in a semi-circle over our heads. "Please, this way—come," the maid gestured, still smiling openly, and she ushered us into a cramped study which opened off the vestibule. When we had seated ourselves, she offered to take Toby and find him something to eat. " But I argued that the professor would never dare any manoeuvre so precipitate. "Oh, very well, perhaps you are right," he agreed, considering the matter while smiling icily at the grinning maid, who waited for our decision.

Fog, is it? Must be a regular corker if I haven't 'ad a shillin' on account of it. " He sighed again and appeared to look about him, a ghastly exercise in view of his deficiency. " I enquired. "No, no—bless you, sir, for offerin', but I don't. Why, it's all the same to me, in't? All the same to me. " And with this he scooped out the money I had placed in his hat and deposited it in his pocket. I bade him farewell and he shuffled off, using his stick before him to feel his path—no different from any ordinary man in the midst of this cursed fog—except that he was singing again, his voice dying away as he disappeared from view and was swallowed up by folds of smoke.

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