Corpus de Crossword (Crossword Mysteries #6)
by Nero Blanc
Rosco Polycrates and Belle Graham must figure out the nasty puzzle linked to the skeletal remains of a young woman discovered on land slated for development.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Berkley
(first published 2003)
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The sixth in the mystery with crosswords series, this time Belle Graham, crossword puzzler extraordinaire, and her husband, PI Roscoe Polycrates, are trying to discover whose body was buried in the garden of an elderly couple's large home over half a century ago. The remains surfaced when a backhoe was excavating for an addition to the building after a local mucky-muck buys it as a trophy house. The remains are identified eventually, but there are still loose ends to tie up, such as who set the...more
A dead body shows up in the dig of a hated newcomer in Taneysville, Mass. It's the body of a woman but nobody knows who it is. A former resident of the town is running for governor and needs Rosco's help to prove that his hometown isn't a hotbed of criminal activity. Suspects abound as almost all of the locals are bitter about not being involved in the building of the new house and might have dumped a body to stop the new guy from coming in.