The Puzzle Lady Crossword Puzzle Mysteries
A Clue For The Puzzle Lady (Bantam, 1999)
Last Puzzle & Testament (Bantam, 2000)
Puzzled To Death (Bantam, 2001)
A Puzzle In A Pear Tree (Bantam, 2002)
With This Puzzle, I Thee Kill (Bantam, 2003)
And A Puzzle To Die On (Bantam, 2004)
Stalking The Puzzle Lady (Bantam, 2005)
You Have The Right To Remain Puzzled (Bantam, 2006)
The Sudoku Puzzle Murders (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008)
Dead Man’s Puzzle (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2009)
The Puzzle Lady vs. The Sudoku Lady (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2010)
The Kenken Killings (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2011)
$10,000 In Small, Unmarked Bills (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2012)
Arsenic And Old Puzzles (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2013)
NYPD Puzzle (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2014)
Puzzled Indemnity (St. Martin's Minotaur, January 2015)
Presumed Puzzled (St. Martin's Minotaur 2016)
The Stanley Hastings Mysteries
Detective (Donald I. Fine, 1987)
Murder (Donald I. Fine, 1988)
Favor (Donald I. Fine, 1988)
Strangler (Donald I. Fine, 1989)
Client (Donald I. Fine, 1990)
Juror (Donald I. Fine, 1990)
Shot (Donald I. Fine, 1991)
Actor (Mysterious Press, 1993)
Blackmail (Mysterious Press, 1994)
Movie (Mysterious Press, 1995)
Trial (Mysterious Press, 1996)
Scam (Mysterious Press, 1997.
Suspense Mysterious Press, 1998)
Cozy (Carroll & Graf, 2001)
Manslaughter (Carroll & Graf, 2002)
Hitman (Pegasus, 2007)
Caper (Pegasus, 2010)
Stakeout (Pegasus, 2013)
Safari (Pegasus, November 2014)
The Steve Winslow Courtroom Dramas
The Baxter Trust (Donald I. Fine, 1988)
The Anonymous Client (Donald I. Fine, 1989)
The Underground Man (Donald I. Fine, 1990)
The Naked Typist (Donald I. Fine, 1990)
The Wrong Gun (Donald I. Fine, 1992)
The Innocent Woman (Parnell Hall, 2011)
Short Stories
"The Pledge" in Kwik Krimes. Edited by Otto Penzler (2013)
"Times Square Shuffle" in Crime Square. Edited by Robert J. Randisi. Stanley and Alice
encounter murder at the movies on 42 Street. (2012)
"Death of a Vampire" in Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side. Edited by
Charlaine Harris. My first vampire story! Stanley Hastings is hired to shadow a most
unusual young man. (April, 2010)
"Deal Me In" in Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table. Edited by Otto Penzler.
Stanley Hastings deals a hand to trap a killer. (2007)
"Fear of Failure" in Murder at the Foul Line. Stanley Hastings investigates the death of a
young basketball star who dropped dead during practice. Edited by Otto Penzler (2006)
"Oh, What a Tangled Lanyard We Weave" in Murder Most Crafty. Edited by Maggie Bruce.
Stanley Hasting solves the murder of a soccer coach. (2005)
"Line Reading" in Show Business is Murder. Edited by Stuart M. Kaminski. Stanley Hastings
steps in when an actor is murdered onstage. (2004)
"Lethal Luncheon" in Death Dines In. Edited by Claudia Bishop and Dean James. The Puzzle
Lady gives a lecture and solves a murder. (2004)
"Faking it " in Most Wanted. Edited by Robert J. Randisi. This anthology of short stories by past
presidents of the Private Eye Writers of America contains my Stanley Hastings story,
"Faking it," as well as stories by the likes of Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and Lawrence
Block. (2002)
"The Witness Cat" in Murder Most Feline. Edited by Ed Gorman, Martin J. Greenberg, and
Larry Segriff. Steve Winslow is back in court. (2001)
"The Missing Heir " in The Shamus Game. Edited by Robert J. Randisi. Stanley Hastings solves
the case of a runaway heiress. (2000)
"Clicker Training " in Canine Christmas. Edited by Jeffrey Marks. Stanley, Alice, and Zelda the
Portuguese Water Dog solve a case of murder at a snowbound country inn. (1999)
"The Petty Cash Killing” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine – “The Petty Cash Killing” – Stanley
Hastings short story, 1999
"The Petty Cash Killing" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine iTunes podcast, 2011.
Mystery Scene Magazine – numerous author essays
"The Case of the Innocent Woman" in Mystery Readers Journal, 2012.
Mystery Readers Journal – “Constructing Crossword Puzzles” – January, 2011 (also posted on
line by Mystery Readers Journal as come-on for subscriptions)
Mystery Readers Journal – Geezer Lit article about Puzzle Lady
"Almost a Lawyer" in Mystery Readers Journal
"Big Apple Socks Orange Grower." Review of Downtown by Ed McBain
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, September 8, 1991.
"How Many Bar Girls Must Die?" Review of White Butterfly by Walter Mosley
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, September 6, 1992.
"Foul Play." Review of Walking Shadow by Robert B. Parker)
"World's Worst Copy Editor Story." THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE,
letter to the editor, spring 1989, vol. 22, no. 2.
"Influences or Inspiration, or Why the Hell Did I Write That
Anyway?" MYSTERY NEWS, May/June 1991.
"Kill 'Em." In Drood Review Of Mystery, song, July 1991.
"Writing for the Movies, or Unhand That Fatted Calf, Young Man."
American Crime Writers League BULLETin, September 1991.
"Plotting BLACKMAIL." MYSTERY SCENE, Number 42.
"Edgar Incident." American Crime Writers League BULLETin, July
“Signing in the Waldenbooks” ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE, song, Winter 1997 vol 30 number 1.
"Spenser's Code of Humor" in In Pursuit of Spenser Edited by Otto Penzler (2012)
"Writing the Private Eye Novel" in Writing the Private Eye Novel. Edited by Robert J.
"Humor in the Private Eye Novel" in Writing the Private Eye Novel. Edited by Robert J.
Randisi. (1997)
"The Case of the Counterfeit Eye" in Mystery Muses. Edited Jim Huang & Austin Lugar (2006)
"Pesto with Stanley's Head" in A Taste of Murder. Edited Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl
"Hooked on Perry Mason" in The Perry Mason Casebook. The Mystery Guild (1999)
"Malicious Memories" in Not Everyone's Cup of Tea. Edited by Verena Rose and Rita Owen