Parnell Hall (writer)

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Parnell Hall
Born(1944-10-31)October 31, 1944
Culver City, California
DiedDecember 15, 2020(2020-12-15) (aged 76)
Pen nameJP Hailey
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
NationalityAmerican
Period1980s–2020
GenreCrime fiction, mystery fiction
Website
parnellhall.com

Parnell Hall (October 31, 1944 – December 15, 2020) was 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 collaborated with Manny Nosowsky for crossword puzzles and with Will Shortz for sudoku puzzles incorporated in Puzzle Lady stories.[3][4]

He also wrote under the pen name J.P. Hailey, under which he wrote the Steve Winslow series. He co-authored "Smooth Operator" with Stuart Woods.

In 2019, Malice Domestic gave him an award for Lifetime Achievement.[5]

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)
  19. Safari (2014)
  20. A Fool for a Client (2015)

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)
  16. Puzzled Indemnity (2015)
  17. Presumed Puzzled (2016)
  18. A Puzzle to Be Named Later (2017)
  19. The Purloined Puzzle (2018)
  20. Lights! Camera! Puzzles! (2019)

Teddy Fay novels (with Stuart Woods)[edit]

All these novels also feature Woods' popular character Stone Barrington.

  1. Smooth Operator (2016)
  2. The Money Shot (2018)
  3. Skin Game (2019)
  4. Bombshell (June 2, 2020)

Herbie Fisher novels (with Stuart Woods)[edit]

Also features Stone Barrington.

  1. Barely Legal (2017)

As J.P. Hailey[edit]

The Steve Winslow Courtroom Dramas[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)

Thriller[edit]

  1. Chasing Jack (2020)

Anthologies and collections[edit]

Anthology or Collection Contents Publication

Date

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

Filmography[edit]

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.D) – 1984 – screenplay

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 Archived 2010-09-26 at the Wayback Machine, 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.
  5. ^ In Memoriam: Parnell Hall, in Games World of Puzzles (June 2021 issue), p. 48

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.D) – https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0087015/

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