The Crossword Murder (Crossword Mysteries, #1) by Nero BlancThe Crossword Puzzle by Nero Blanc is a 2014 Open Road Integrated Media publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have to confess I have never read any of the book by this authors(s). But, since I enjoy a cozy mystery from time to time I thought I would check this one out.
When a wealthy newspaper editor dies suddenly, the official cause of the death is listed as a heart attack. However, the victims mother is not convinced, so she hires PI Roscoe Polycrates to investigate. He is immediately informed by outside sources that the victim actually died after engaging in a sex game gone wrong, and it would be a kindness to the family if he just let it drop. But, Roscoe was hired to do a job and he intends to see it through.
Needing some insight into the papers crossword puzzle feature, Roscoe enlist Annabelle Graham, a crossword editor for a different newspaper. It becomes apparent that clues were left in the actual crossword puzzles about to be published, but three of the puzzles have gone missing. The race is on to find the killer before another murder is committed.
Another confession- I love puzzle games, just not crossword puzzles. I rarely ever try to do one. But, this short mystery has an interactive concept I thought was kind of nifty. There is a link inside the digital copy book that will take to the crossword puzzle written out in the book and you can actually work them from there. ( This book was originally published back in 1999 and it is my understanding that the puzzles were placed in paperback copies with the answers in the back of the book)
While I love the idea, and I like seeing unusual words in books, the murder mystery is pretty weak. The banter between Roscoe and Annabelle was often witty, but also odd at times, but it looks like they make a pretty good team.
While there wasnt anything all that memorable about this one it was OK for a little something out of the ordinary. I enjoyed it enough to give it 3 stars.
Sleuth's find - Crossword Clue
Calling all super sleuths and puzzle addicts: looking to add a little wordplay to your next whodunit? In the fiendishly clever mysteries of Nero Blanc, readers help crack the case and crossword puzzle clues. Together, they set out to solve a string of crimes that leave local police stumped. Each tale plants the sleuthing duo in the midst of a truly puzzling thriller. But what makes this series a killer success are the interactive crosswords embedded in each narrative. Readers encounter the crossword clues just as the sleuths receive them — and, like Belle, you are encouraged to break out that red pen and have a go.
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