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By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 03 December 2007

Since I’ve been curious about Parnell Hall for a while now. I discovered the #7 Puzzle Lady book in the library (STALKING THE PUZZLE LADY), and brought it home (three weeks ago).

Then I bought all 8 for my mother-in-law (for Christmas) who loves crossword puzzles (I don’t). I planned to photocopy the puzzles from the books so she wouldn’t have to write in the books, so naturally I had to read all 8 to find where the puzzles were. (Actually, let me be honest, I just needed the excuse). I tried not to read all the best bits out loud, but I had to read *some* aloud.

This caused my niece to say, with resignation, “All right, I’ll read one,” Alas, I had lent the first book to my best friend who returned it last night (and coincidentally also doesn’t want me to wrap up the books until she has had a chance to read a few more).

My 21 year old niece snorted and chortled her way through book one of the series, A CLUE FOR THE PUZZLE LADY, proving that you don’t have to be middle-aged to enjoy them.

I’m now thinking of getting the first two books in the series for my brother-in-law for Christmas.

My husband has not got his hands on them yet.

That’s 6 new fans in about 6 weeks from one family.

Not bad, Parnell.