Sixteenth in the Puzzle Lady series, Hall’s Puzzled Indemnity is still as funny as ever! Cora Felton, the famous puzzle lady has a secret; she can’t solve crossword puzzles. But she can solve a mystery. Cora is just your typical grouchy lady trying to quit smoking without help, and she’s got too many ex-husbands to count.
Cora is asked to protect Brittney from a husband who wants to kill her for the insurance money, but it’s his car that blows up in front of the police station. Right in front of Cora and Brittney, leaving them with too many unanswered questions. Was he in the car? How did the car explode? Who would do such a thing? The questions pile up, and who better than Cora find answers?
This cozy mystery is laugh-out-loud funny and a quick read. The series does not have to be read in order, which is a good thing, because you will definitely want to read more if you’ve jumped in at the end. The Puzzle Lady series will be of particular interest to readers who have burned through Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and Lisa Lutz’ The Spellman Files.