A Crossworder's Gift: Five Short Tales (Crossword Mysteries, by Nero Blanc

By Nero Blanc

Five xmas mysteries for readers to unravel in addition to crossword legend Belle Graham and PI Rosco Polycrates

The husband-and-wife sleuth crew is again in 5 stories of vacation secret and mayhem. “Holly, Jolly Roger” takes Belle and Rosco to sunny St. Lucia within the Caribbean as they struggle to decipher the clues to a mythical buried treasure. “The secret of Wordsworth House” might stay simply that except Belle and Rosco can flip their remain at a snowy Montreal hotel right into a likelihood for a kinfolk to resolve the riddle in their previous . . . with the aid of a ghost. There’s no position like Las Vegas for the vacations, yet “A Crossworder’s Gift” may well by no means achieve its meant recipient if Belle can’t fit up the out-of-order clues strewn all through a excessive roller’s suite to shape a crossword puzzle that might result in the money. visitor of honor at a puzzle conference close to the Grand Canyon, Belle—with the aid of her detective husband, Rosco—must get to the bottom of a murdered crossworder’s final puzzle and testomony in “The Eraser’s Edge.” whilst a snow fall strands a five-woman stitching circle, a “Cross Stitch” in time may save—or destroy—reputations and lives if a difficult fact a few lifeless heiress is revealed.

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No such testimony is now reckoned of value, but it will be shown that the statements made by the tortured men only compromise the Earl and his brother incidentally, and in a manner probably not perceived by the deponents themselves. They denied all knowledge of a plot, disclaimed belief in a plot by the Earl, and let out what was suspicious in a casual way, without observing the import of their own remarks. Finally, we have the evidence of the only living man, except the King, who was present at the central point of the occurrences.

Mar had not seen the Master at Falkland; after the kill Mar did not succeed in rejoining James till they were within two or three miles of Perth. Drummond of Inchaffray had nodded to the Master, at Falkland, before the Master met the King at the stables. He later saw the Master in conference for about a quarter of an hour with James, outside the stables. ) Inchaffray then breakfasted in Falkland town, and next rode along the highway towards his own house. On the road he overtook Lennox, Lindores, Urchill, Hamilton of Grange, Finlay Taylor, the King, and the Master, riding Perthwards.

R. Gardiner, have abstained from a verdict, or have attempted the via media; have leaned to the idea that the Ruthvens died in an accidental brawl, caused by a nervous and motiveless fit of terror on the part of the King. Thus the question is unsettled, the problem is unsolved. Why did the jolly hunt at Falkland, in the bright August morning, end in the sanguinary scuffle in the town house at Perth; the deaths of the Ruthvens; the tumult in the town; the King’s homeward ride through the dark and dripping twilight; the laying of the dead brothers side by side, while the old family servant weeps above their bodies; and the wailing of the Queen and her ladies in Falkland Palace, when the torches guide the cavalcade into the palace court, and the strange tale of slaughter is variously told, ‘the reports so fighting together that no man could have any certainty’?

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