"Enjoyable mystery for crossword puzzle lovers too"
Although her father, renowned anthropologist Theodore A.
Graham, didn't show up for his daughter's wedding to P.I.
Rosco Polycrates, he is on his way to visit them now. When
Belle arrives at the Newcastle, Massachusetts train station
her father is nowhere to be found. It is only later that
she learns he died aboard the train apparently of a heart
When she goes down to Florida to close down her father's
condo, she meets an assistant she never knew he had. That
assistant is later killed in a hit and run accident but by
that time Belle and Roscoe think the deaths were planned
hits. There are discrepancies in Theodore's records, a
notebook of his has gone missing, and somebody in Mexico is
sending them crossword puzzles that imply the professor and
his assistant were murdered.
A Nero Blanc mystery is always fun to read because of the
two protagonists who are so much in love that they leave
the audience feeling clean and refreshed. The story line
itself is complex, entertaining and thoroughly thought-
provoking, a mystery lover's delight as well as a crossword
puzzle fan's pleasure. This book, and in fact this series,
is highly recommended.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2002