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Headline Books Releases New Mystery - Last Will and Puzzlement

Grandmother’s Will Rocks the World of Her Grandchildren in this New Mystery by Melissa Nordhoff

Terra Alta WV – Last Will and Puzzlement by Melissa Nordhoff is the newest release from 2023 Independent Publisher of the Year, Headline Books.

Evie, beloved grandmother of Ruby and twin brother Roddy, has rocked leopard-print leggings and sipped minty Grasshoppers for the last time. After eighty-six full-throttle years, Evie screeched into death, but not before creating a funerary adventure.

To honor her last wishes and claim their inheritance, the twins must solve a series of carefully-crafted puzzles. The solutions lead them throughout Lancaster County, PA and back in time to the era of rollicking speakeasies. Their discoveries become increasingly concerning and the whiff of murder swirls in the air. The final revelation is a bombshell and their lives will never be the same.

“Surprise after surprise kept me turning the pages of this cozy mystery. I guzzled the minty Grasshoppers, lusted after the luncheons, and craved the cookies as I solved one puzzle after the next with our twin guides, Ruby and Roddy. Who was their grandmother, Evie? Magnanimous? Marvelous? Murderous? This novel will keep you guessing,” said Robert Hankes, author.

“In Last Will and Puzzlement, Nordhoff creates memorable characters faced with unexpected twists with each turn of the page. Truly an enjoyable read,” writes T. M. Crone, Writer of speculative fiction

Melissa Nordhoff writes from her home in Lancaster County, PA with her Basset Hound writing partner, Annie. When not creating mysteries, she enjoys stand-up paddle boarding and hiking. Melissa loves hearing from readers! Connect @

Available at your favorite local and online bookstore.

Last Will and Puzzlement ISBN 9781958914175, 6 x 9, 256 pgs, pb, Retail $19.95