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Puzzle Me a Murder (An Alice Pepper Lonely Hearts and Puzzle Club Mystery) (Hardcover)

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The Golden Girls meets puzzle lovers in New York Times bestselling author Roz Noonan's first Pacific Northwest-set Alice Pepper Lonely Hearts Puzzle Club Mystery!

Empathetic to a fault, librarian Alice Pepper always had a natural talent for figuring out people and puzzles in the small Oregon town of West Hazel. But as a mystery permeates the quiet Pacific Northwestern community, murder is a challenge she’s not prepared to solve . . .

Down-on-her-luck Alice had hoped to retire before turning sixty-five, not struggle to keep her cozy home and dependable job. But even after divorce leaves her golden years a mess, the pieces always come together with a little help from her friends—a fun-loving crew who thrive on jigsaws over coffee, cocktails, and gossip. So, when it’s time to defend close confidant Ruby Milliner, she springs into action. Only, in this case, supporting Ruby means proving she didn’t murder her cheating husband!

Ruby never wanted to kill George, although anger can make a person say questionable—and incriminating—things. And scheming, deceitful George made a lot of people angry. A quick investigation reveals the man was blackmailing whoever he could for a quick payday, from his mistress to the most prominent residents in town . . .

Alice dives into a secret search to exonerate Ruby, fiercely committed to cracking the crime and patching up torn relationships along the way. Despite using her unassuming persona to fly under the radar, slimming down a massive suspect list and restoring peace to West Hazel is a real gamble. Because if successful, Alice will meet a vengeful killer whose game she doesn’t yet know how to play.

About the Author


Roz Noonan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Alice Pepper Lonely Hearts Puzzle Club Mysteries, the Laura Mori Mysteries (under the name R.J. Noonan), acclaimed contemporary fiction, and domestic suspense novels. She also co-authored the bestselling collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous with Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush, and she also writes crime novels under the name R. J. Noonan. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees, and can be found online at RosalindNoonanBooks.com.

Praise For…


Puzzle Me a Murder by Roz Noonan

Puzzle Me a Murder has it all—jigsaw puzzle clues, tarot card readings, small-town intrigue, a big, homey house, a looming wedding, and a murder. Alice Pepper and her endearing collection of family members and friends grab your attention and pull you along as they fit the puzzle pieces together to reveal the big picture and solve the big case.” —Barbara Ross, author of Torn Asunder

"Suspense, humor, a challenging mystery puzzle, and characters you want to spend time with . . . even if one of them might be a murderer. Roz Noonan’s Puzzle Me a Murder has it all.” —David Rosenfelt, National Bestselling Author of Dog Day Afternoon

“Much as her librarian sleuth Alice Pepper completes her much-loved jigsaw puzzles, author Roz Noonan snaps the final piece of this delightful and entertaining whodunit into place with a satisfying click. I can't wait for the next Puzzle Club mystery!" —Leslie Meier, author of Patchwork Quilt Murder

"Set in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley, and with a cast of lively, engaging characters, Puzzle Me A Murder is an enjoyable read that will have you puzzling over all the pieces of this clever mystery until the end." —Darci Hannah, author of A Fatal Feast at Bramsford Manor


Product Details
ISBN: 9781496746719
ISBN-10: 1496746716
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: An Alice Pepper Lonely Hearts and Puzzle Club Mystery