Parnell Hall (writer)

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Parnell Hall
Born (1944-10-31) October 31, 1944 (age 69)
Culver City, CA
Pen name JP Hailey
Occupation novelist, short story writer
Nationality United States
Period
1980s - present
Genres Crime fiction, mystery fiction

www.parnellhall.com

Parnell Hall (born October 31, 1944) is a mystery writer.[1] His works include the Puzzle Lady and the Stanley Hastings series, as well as the screenplay to the 1984 cult classic, C.H.U.D.[2] He has collaborated with Manny Nosowsky for crossword puzzles and with Will Shortz for sudoku puzzles incorporated in Puzzle Lady stories.[3][4]

He also has written under the pen name J.P. Hailey, under which he wrote the Steve Winslow series.

Bibliography[edit]

The Stanley Hastings mysteries[edit]

  1. Detective (1987)
  2. Murder (1988)
  3. Favor (1988)
  4. Strangler (1989)
  5. Client (1990)
  6. Juror (1990)
  7. Shot (1991)
  8. Actor (1993)
  9. Blackmail (1994)
  10. Movie (1995)
  11. Trial (1996)
  12. Scam (1997)
  13. Suspense (1998)
  14. Cozy (2001)
  15. Manslaughter (2002)
  16. Hitman (2007)
  17. Caper (2010)
  18. Stakeout (2013)

The Puzzle Lady mysteries[edit]

  1. A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (1999)
  2. Last Puzzle & Testament (2000)
  3. Puzzled to Death (2001)
  4. A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (2002)
  5. With This Puzzle, I Thee Kill (2003)
  6. And a Puzzle to Die On (2004)
  7. Stalking the Puzzle Lady (2005)
  8. You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled (2006)
  9. The Sudoku Puzzle Murders (2008)
  10. Dead Man’s Puzzle (2009)
  11. The Puzzle Lady vs. The Sudoku Lady (2010)
  12. The KenKen Killings (2011)
  13. $10,000 in Small Unmarked Puzzles (2012)
  14. Arsenic and Old Puzzles (2013)
  15. NYPD Puzzle (2014)

The Steve Winslow courtroom dramas by JP Hailey[edit]

  1. The Baxter Trust (1988)
  2. The Anonymous Client (1989)
  3. The Underground Man (1990)
  4. The Naked Typist (1990)
  5. The Wrong Gun (1992)
  6. The Innocent Woman (2011)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Times Square Shuffle" in Crime Square - Edited by Robert J. Randisi
  • "Death of a Vampire." in Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side -Edited by Charlaine Harris. April, (2010)
  • "Deal Me In" in Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table
  • "Fear of Failure" Murder at the Foul Line
  • "Oh, What a Tangled Lanyard We Weave" in Murder Most Crafty
  • "Line Reading" in Show Business is Murder
  • "Lethal Luncheon" in Death Dines In
  • "Faking it" in Most Wanted (An anthology of short stories by past presidents of the Private Eye Writers of America)
  • "The Witness Cat" (JP Hailey) in Murder Most Feline
  • "The Missing Heir" in The Shamus Game
  • "Clicker Training" in Canine Christmas

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers ,4th ed. (Chicago: St James Press, 1996) 472-473
  2. ^ "FILM: 'C.H.U.D.,' A TALE OF STRANGE CREATURES" by Lawrence Van Gelder, The New York Times, Sept 01, 1984
  3. ^ Cross wits with the puzzle lady, Parnell Hall. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  4. ^ Hall, Parnell (2009). Dead Man's Puzzle. Puzzle Lady mysteries. Minotaur Books. ISBN 978-0-312-37399-3. 

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