The Crossword Mysteries is a series of made-for-television mystery movies that premiered on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries in 2019. The series follows crossword puzzle editor Tess Harper (played by Lacey Chabert) and detective Logan O’Connor (played by Brennan Elliott) as they team up to solve a series of murders and develop a personal connection.
In the first movie, A Puzzle to Die For, Tess discovers that one of her aunt’s friends has been murdered, and seems to be connected to the clues in Tess’s crossword puzzles. She finds herself caught up in the investigation as Logan tries to piece together the clues left behind by the killer.
In subsequent movies, including Proposing Murder, Terminal Descent, and Riddle Me Dead, Tess and Logan investigate a variety of cases that all involve the use of crossword clues as part of the killer’s modus operandi.
As Tess and Logan work together to solve each case, they also develop a close personal relationship, with hints of romantic tension between them. Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of suspects and potential victims, each with their own secrets and motivations.
The Crossword Mysteries offers a unique twist on the classic murder mystery formula, combining the intellectual challenge of crossword puzzles with the suspense and drama of a murder investigation. With engaging characters and intricate plots, the series is a must-watch for fans of both puzzles and mysteries.
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A Puzzle to Die For
The first episode where we meet New York Sentinel Crossword Editor, Tess Harper, and rookie New York Detective, Logan O’Connor.
Tess finds her life completely disrupted when several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes, and she is pulled into the police investigation led by Logan.
This is the second installment of The Crossword Mysteries.
When an old friend of New York Sentinel Crosswords editor Tess Harper is found murdered on the very day her puzzle includes his proposal of marriage, Tess unofficially teams up with Detective Logan O’Connor to find the killer.
Abracadaver is the third movie in the series.
A well-known magician drops dead in the middle of a dangerous trick on stage in front of a packed audience, but when the sudden death turns out to be murder, New York Sentinel Crosswords editor (and part-timer sleuth) Tess Harper (Chabert) and NYPD detective Logan O’Connor (Elliott) team up to discover exactly whose sleight of hand is behind the deadly “now you see him, now you don’t” stunt. Together, they must uncover the not-so-obvious clues and work their investigative magic to bring a killer to justice.
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