By Parnell Hall
Sherry is off on her honeymoon while leader Harper involves Cora Felton, asking her to unravel a crossword puzzle came upon 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 loss of life, hoping to end up he died of normal reasons. She learns the cranky hermit used to be the only real surviving member of a forty-year-old inventory pooling contract, and sooner than she will say “capital gain,” the city is stuffed 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 benefit of the very fact. Parnell corridor provides one other stellar, puzzle-packed access during this interesting sequence.
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Sherry was having a honeymoon, and Cora was coping. That was how it should be, and that was how it was. Business as usual. Cora pulled into the driveway of the modest ranch house she shared with Sherry and Aaron. She went up the front path, opened the door.
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. I’m better at solving mysteries. Like this dead guy. Who killed him? ” Harvey looked at her in alarm. ” “Well, that’s disappointing. I was hoping you’d bring me news of a murder. ” “That’s better, Harvey. You’re back to your old, feisty self. Well, what about it? What’s the theme entry?
Yeah, I was unlucky,” Cora said. Harvey raised his eyebrows. ” “Sit down, Harvey. ” Harvey plopped himself down, put his muffin on the bench between them, sipped his coffee. ” “You’ve done that, Harvey. ” “I know. It’s just so unlike you. ” His eyes widened, and he blushed splendidly. “I didn’t mean that the way it sounded. It sounded terrible. ” “Relax, Harvey. 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.