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.
The pseudonymous Nero Blanc (the husband-wife writing team of Steve Zettler and Cordelia Frances Biddle) offers another dandy puzzler in Corpus de Crossword. PI Rosco Polycrates and crossword editor Belle Graham investigate when the body of a young woman turns up on a building site in a quaint New England town threatened by development.