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.
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
The crossword at the beginning written in cursive is different than the one used later on. The first clue answer is bird - that agrees. However, the answers to clues 2 and 3 do not match. See more »
Clues in the puzzle
With this film Hallmark launched its Crossword Mysteries series and as I write this
there are three out there and three more in the works. Lacey Chabert plays the
puzzle maker/editor at a New York newspaper.
Only a devoted crossword fan would pick up on the fact that someone is using
submitted crossword puzzles that have clues for various art heists. Manhattan
Homicide starts looking into it once Chabert spots a pattern after the owner of
an art gallery surprises a thief.
As is usual in Hallmark Mysteries the clever woman sleuth intrudes in the investigation, but she knows her stuff as the detective/foil Brennan Elliott has
I'm not sure how the crossword puzzle gambit will work for a series. But there
are six films already out there. This inaugural one was good viewing.
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