Corpus de Crossword

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497671736
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fans of Nick and Nora, meet Rosco and Belle: a crossword-loving couple who read the clues and fill in the blanks to find killers. Puzzles included! The residents of the bucolic Massachusetts hamlet are up in arms. A developer has bought the sprawling Quigley homestead, and his construction crew is causing a ruckus digging up the land. The noise stops abruptly when a female skeleton is found buried in the garden. Hired to find out who killed Jane Doe—and why—cop-turned-investigator Rosco Polycrates and his wife, crossword editor Belle Graham, discover an insular community that doesn’t take kindly to outsiders. With the local police labeling it a cold case, they have their work cut out for them. Add arson and a double homicide, and the grid is set for a brainteaser that just might stump two of New England’s most dedicated crime busters—if it doesn’t kill them first. This ebook includes six crossword puzzles that can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book. Corpus de Crossword is the 5th book in the Crossword Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Wrapped Up in Crosswords

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497671787
Format: PDF, ePub
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Santa comes to town, but crossword editor Belle Graham and her PI husband, Rosco Polycrates, may find this holiday more naughty than nice With Christmas approaching, Belle Graham and her husband, Rosco Polycrates, are getting into the holiday spirit. While Belle does her part creating a Noel crossword contest, Rosco dons red suit and snowy beard to collect toys for the town’s annual children’s drive. But his good will starts to dim when he and two Newcastle Police Department colleagues are mistaken for escaped convicts masquerading as small-town Santas. On the domestic front, Belle’s canine bodyguards, Kit and Gabby, have their own ideas about holiday gift giving. Turns out everyone may be barking up the wrong tree. Can the canine corps come to the rescue in time for Christmas? This ebook includes four crossword puzzles that can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book.

Another Word for Murder

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497671752
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Murder moves into the neighborhood in this witty and suspenseful crossword mystery featuring husband-and-wife sleuth team Belle Graham and Rosco Polycrates Belle Graham and her canine bodyguards, Kit and Gabby, are enjoying their daily outing in the local dog park with new friends Karen Tacete, her daughter Lily, and their dog Bear. But Karen’s picture-perfect life shatters when her husband, Dan, fails to return home. He’s barely been declared officially missing when Karen receives a ransom note that includes a dire warning: If she contacts the police or the FBI, Dan dies. Who would kidnap the popular dentist against whom no one ever had a cross word? That’s what Belle and her husband, PI Rosco Polycrates, need to find out. When the Tacete abduction escalates to murder, Belle and Rosco realize the solution may lie in the baffling nursery rhyme–themed crosswords Belle has been receiving. As they dig into the life of Newcastle’s most charitable DDS, they soon find themselves up to their eyeteeth in danger, racing to fill in the blanks of a plan orchestrated by someone out to make a killing. This ebook includes six crossword puzzles that can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book. Another Word for Murder is the 7th book in the Crossword Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Crossword Murder

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149767168X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Solving puzzles can be murder when a PI and a crossword editor join forces to catch a killer in the first novel of Nero Blanc’s fiendishly clever crossword mystery series Playboy Thompson C. Briephs has just been found strangled in his bed. The police believe the Newcastle Herald crossword editor, a scion of a blue-blooded New England family, died from kinky sex gone wrong. But cop-turned–private investigator Rosco Polycrates thinks there’s a six-letter word for what happened. Enlisting the help of Annabelle Graham, the crossword editor for a rival paper, Rosco unearths a crazy quilt of suspects who had it in for the victim—and one of them was blackmailing him. Belle is certain the answers lie in Briephs’s twisty puzzlers. Now she and Rosco will have to employ some dazzling wordplay of their own to stop a cunning killer from crossing paths with another victim. Readers will delight in solving the crime, along with six crossword puzzles, which can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book. The Crossword Murder is a book to be savored by mystery lovers and crossword-puzzle enthusiasts alike. The Crossword Murder is the 1st book in the Crossword Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Two Down

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497671698
Format: PDF
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Crosswords get the Hollywood treatment in this mystery featuring PI Rosco Polycrates and master puzzle solver Belle Graham Jamaica Nevisson—or Cassandra Lovett, as she’s known to the adoring fans of her daytime soap—has vanished without a trace. She and her pal Genie Pepper went pleasure yachting off Nantucket, only to end up lost at sea. So far, only the charred hull of the boat has turned up. Called in by Pepper’s husband, Massachusetts detective Rosco Polycrates and crossword editor Belle Graham uncover a list of potential evildoers that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood vipers, including paparazzi stalker Reggie Flack, Jamaica’s longtime nemesis. But when Belle starts receiving cryptic crosswords, she believes the women are alive and in grave danger. Now she’s up against the clock as she races to unravel the messages before someone completes an across-the-board coup. Because with two down, that leaves only one more to go. This ebook includes six crossword puzzles that can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book. Two Down is the 2nd book in the Crossword Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Death on the Diagonal

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497671760
Format: PDF
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What’s an eight-letter word for killjoy? Find out in this devilishly clever crossword mystery featuring husband-and-wife sleuth team Belle Graham and Rosco Polycrates Belle Graham hears it first from the gossip columnist for the Evening Crier, where Belle is resident crossword editor. Fire has destroyed one of the stables at King Wenstarin Farms, the multimillion-dollar corporation owned by the notorious Collins clan, and the barn manager lies in a coma. Did someone torch the place? That’s what Belle’s PI husband, Rosco Polycrates has been hired to find out. Former Prohibition–era bootleggers, the Collinses live in a mansion that is more Newport, Rhode Island, than Newcastle, Massachusetts. Todd Collins, the seventy-four-year-old patriarch, is currently married to much-younger wife number three, his three children’s horsey stepmom from hell. But the family’s infamous infighting is about to morph into a nasty case of murder. With a media circus heating up, a second homicide rocks the New England town. Now Belle has to solve some cryptic brainteasers before she becomes the next victim of a killer ready to ride off into the sunset . . . after burying Belle six feet down—and three across. This ebook includes six crossword puzzles that can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book. Death on the Diagonal is the 8th book in the Crossword Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Crossword Connection

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497671701
Format: PDF
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PI Rosco Polycrates and crossword editor Belle Graham are about to tie the knot, but a nasty case of multiple murders could give them cold feet A homeless man has been found in an alley, clobbered to death. The crime seems pretty cut and dried—vagrants fighting over turf—until the Newcastle Police Department uncovers a connection to a local shelter in danger of being taken over by greedy developers. Is the dead John Doe a victim of some sinister plot? And what became of the scruffy mutt he had recently adopted? Recruited to find the missing puppy, private investigator Rosco Polycrates has to juggle the search with his upcoming nuptials to Belle Graham. And soon a second murder shatters the serenity of their scenic Massachusetts town. Then Rosco disappears . . . and Belle starts receiving threatening messages concealed in fiendishly clever crossword clues. Will Rosco become the third victim? With time running out, the Queen of Cryptics races to fill in the blanks before her wedding is put on hold—forever. This ebook includes six crossword puzzles that can be downloaded as PDFs, with answers in the back of the book. The Crossword Connection is the 3rd book in the Crossword Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
Format: PDF
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Death on the Diagonal

Author: Nero Blanc
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440619360
Format: PDF
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Rumor has it that the devastating fire at the Collins family stables may have been a torch job-and no wonder, with all the family feuds going on. Belle Graham guesses that someone in the quarrelsome clan already knows the answers.