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Parnell Hall
Parnell was presented with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America at the 2015 Shamus Awards banquet. Happily, this coincided with the publication of A FOOL FOR A CLIENT, his 20th Stanley Hastings private eye novel. Stanley is not the fool in the title however, that honor... show more



Parnell was presented with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America at the 2015 Shamus Awards banquet. Happily, this coincided with the publication of A FOOL FOR A CLIENT, his 20th Stanley Hastings private eye novel. Stanley is not the fool in the title however, that honor belongs to his boss, negligence lawyer Richard Rosenberg, on trial for murdering his girlfriend.Not to be outdone, the Puzzle Lady, Cora Felton, finds herself on trial for murder in PRESUMED PUZZLED, due in January. Cora is defended by attractive young attorney Becky Baldwin, but no one doubts who is actually pulling the strings.The first 15 out-of-print Stanley Hastings private eye novels are now on kindle, including the Edgar and Shamus nominated DETECTIVE and the Shamus and Lefty nominee MOVIE.The 5 Steve Winslow courtroom dramas (THE BAXTER TRUST, THE ANONYMOUS CLIENT, etc), are on kindle, as well as the 6th, never-before-published novel, THE INNOCENT WOMAN. Parnell is a former President of the Private Eye Writers of America, and a member of Sisters in Crime. He lives in New York City.

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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 11 months ago
How bad is it that while listening to this book, I was laughing out loud and people didn't know what I was listening to. I was at McDonald's last night when my girls were at an event at the library and I plugged into the tablet to listen to the story, while knitting and I was laughing so hard at sev...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 3 years ago
I have never seen the movie "Arsenic and Old Lace," and in this book, there is a strong connection to the movie. An old man is killed by poisons (3) in Elderberry Wine served by two spinsters running a boarding house. Cora is called to come and help by the Sheriff because the old man is carrying a S...
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Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews rated it 4 years ago
This is what I've finished so far:"Grave Matter - A Mike Hammer Story" - Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane This was a fairly amusing story. Though there wasn't much of a point to me.
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
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