By Parnell Hall
A Puzzle In A Pear Tree
’Tis the season to be jolly, yet Cora Felton, shanghaied into “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as a so much reluctant maid-a-milking, has each correct to consider like a grinch. while a person steals the partridge from the pear tree and replaces it with a cryptic puzzle she has no wish of fixing, it’s nearly greater than the Puzzle girl can endure. yet then arrogant crossword author Harvey Beerbaum solves the acrostic, and it seems to be a poem promising the dying of an actress. this is often extra love it! might the possibility be geared toward Cora and her thespian debut? Or at Sherry, one of many ladies-dancing? Or at Sherry’s nemesis, the pageant’s predatory lead, Becky Baldwin?
Cora and Sherry slightly have time for a secret, what with trimming Christmas bushes and purchasing Christmas offers, yet rehearsals move on, lower than police protection--until a killer moves in different places in a so much unforeseen manner.Ordinarily Cora Felton will be extremely joyful to have murders to unravel. yet this time she reveals herself vying with a traveling Scotland backyard inspector who seems to be to have an all-too-personal stake in fixing the crimes. Cora does too whilst her personal niece turns into a first-rate suspect and the assassin moves back.
Is an individual attempting to close down the Christmas competition? Cora will be merely too chuffed if that have been the case, yet she fears the secrets and techniques lie deeper. Now she is interviewing witnesses, breaking into hotel rooms, discovering facts, planting facts, and having a merry previous time. in truth, she will be completely happy--if this wasn’t growing a Christmas to die for!
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