A crossword is found on the murdered owner of a burglarized art gallery. Tess, a Sentinel crossword editor, finds clues in crosswords. Eventually, detective Logan accepts her clues and help. Tess is also running a crossword tournament.
The body of a woman who had been missing for 3 years is found. Her husband, acquitted for lack of evidence but now seen as guilty, asks Alex for help. As she investigates for her podcast, a colleague investigates fishy river shipping.
Alex and 2 colleagues investigate a 1 year old, suspicious CO2 death at a vineyard, of the founder. His 2 sons inherited his 60% share. But a newly found, unsigned will gives all to 1 son. Is it murder? Is it the other son, his wife or...?
Boxes for Kenzer College are lit on fire on a truck. Later the Kenzer skull is stolen from an exhibition during the archaeologists'/ASAA conference. Then the president of ASAA is poisoned. Can Emma and her FBI friend catch the culprits?
A college professor teaching "Who Dunnit" fiction gets involved in the police investigation of the theft of a mega dollar research plant, the death of a student, disappearance of another and an alleged suicide.
When consumer news reporter, Ruby Herring stumbles onto a murder, the intrepid redhead inadvertently discovers a knack for crime solving. With the reluctant help of a handsome detective, Ruby finds a new career covering crime.
College professor, Amy (Jill Wagner) is working on a play, when the main actress' life is threatened, so she works with Detective Burke (Kristoffer Polaha) and try to figure out who is lying and keeping secrets.
A brilliant crossword puzzle editor (Chabert) finds her life turned upside-down when she is pulled into a police investigation after several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes. Proving her innocence means leaving the comfort of her sheltered world and working with a tough police detective (Elliott), puzzling through clues together in order to crack the case, as the two are fish out of water in each other's worlds.Written by
A good mystery gives clues that help you solve it before the characters. Some are good and some lead you the wrong way. This movie has both.
Many romance stories have the leads start out antagonistic and that's the case here. In this case Logan was justified for a while in looking down on the help offered by Tess which certainly appeared coincidental. I actually thought Logan warmed up to Tess pretty fast. These two actors have worked together several times, but I didn't think that was overly obvious. Still, the warmth starts to show.
I thought that the early scenes were a little choppy. Some of the acting was surprisingly stiff throughout. At times there was too much melodrama. The dialogue was not nearly as witty as you would hope in a movie like this. These are little things, but contribute to the overall atmosphere.
Overall, it's watchable with a decent mystery.
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