Publication date: May 11, 2021 from Kensington
Punning with Scissors (A Crossword Puzzle Mystery Book 2) by Becky Clark
1 DOWN: A PERSON OF INTEREST
Quinn Carr has been quietly creating crosswords for the Chestnut Station Chronicle in her small Colorado town since she was in high school, but she has yet to solve the puzzle of how to make a living from her passion. So she lives with her parents and works at the local diner, catering to regulars like The Retireds, a charming if cantankerous crew of elderly men. The most recent member to join the group is a recently retired tailor, the unfortunately named Hugh Pugh.
4-LETTER WORD FOR “IMPALE”
But Hugh’s misfortune dramatically increases when he’s arrested for stabbing his husband with a pair of fabric shears. With a cryptic crossword clue left at the crime scene, Quinn seems tailor-made for solving this murder. The local police may be determined to pin the crime on the kindly tailor, but Quinn will use her penchant for puzzles and what her therapist calls her “obsessive coping mechanism” to get the clues to line up and catch the real culprit—before the killer boxes her in. . . .
Includes original crossword puzzles!
What people are saying…
• Was already a fan of Becky Clark’s Mystery Writer Series and now I’m a fan of the Crossword Puzzle Mysteries too! Highly engaging characters, setting, and plot with LOTS of humor and heart.
• In a year full of heaviness, I think cozy mysteries are a great escape. Puzzling Ink is a fun escape for a few hours, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Quinn is up to in her next crossword puzzle adventure.
• I love the Mystery Writer’s Mystery series from this writer, and this series is starting off a winner just like that series. It was so funny, and I did find myself laughing out loud in parts. There’s just something so fun about her writing style!
Punning With Scissors—https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FXTDJST
Puzzling Ink on sale for $1.99 — https://www.amazon.com/Puzzling-Ink-Crossword-Puzzle-Mystery-ebook/dp/B085LTVY49
More info— https://beckyclarkbooks.com/