WorldCat Identities

Blanc, Nero

Overview
Works: 20 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 5,439 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L365, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nero Blanc
A crossworder's delight by Nero Blanc( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While helping decorate a local inn for Christmas, Belle finds a handmade book of dessert recipes written in the form of crosswords, dedicated from mother to daughter. While she tries to puzzle out how such a treasure could have been abandoned, a precious poem belonging to the inn goes missing and the owners call Rosco to help. At first, Belle and Rosco think the case is a piece of cake, and gently roll their eyes at the fantastic scenarios that an eager young boy is cooking up to explain the theft. But his wild story might just measure up to the truth."--Publisher description
Death on the diagonal by Nero Blanc( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossword puzzle editor Belle Graham comes to the aid of her husband, Roscoe, as they investigate a devastating fire at the Collins family stables--a fire being blamed on the hard-drinking barn manager who somehow managed to rescue the horses--and discover a dysfunctional family made of an aged patriarch, his grown children, and his much-younger bride. Original. 25,000 first printing
The crossword murder by Nero Blanc( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Rosco Polycrates is hired to investigate the murder of the editor of a crossword puzzle. The man, who worked on a newspaper in Newcastle, was found strangled in bed. Polycrates finds a clue in a puzzle
A crossworder's gift by Nero Blanc( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irrepressible crossword editor and amateur sleuth Belle Graham and her private detective partner, Rosco Polycrates, return in five crossword puzzle mysteries, which are accompanied by five crossword puzzles
Corpus de Crossword by Nero Blanc( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A crossworder's holiday by Nero Blanc( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An antique dealer finds a crossword hidden in a recent purchase and needs a solution quick or his reputation and his life are at stake."--Jacket
Two down by Nero Blanc( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a famous Hollywood actress and her friend set sail off the coast of Nantucket and never return, everyone assumes they were victims of an accident. But when their dinghy suspiciously washes up in a cove where the tide can't reach, it sounds more like foul play."--Back cover
The crossword connection by Nero Blanc( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wedding plans of private investigator Rosco Polycrates and crossword editor Belle Graham are put on hold when two murder victims are found with a crossword puzzle under them, and Rosco suddenly disappears
Anatomy of a crossword by Nero Blanc( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belle Graham, the crossword-puzzle editor who has solved five previous mysteries, is headed to Hollywood where a TV movie is being made based on a crime she previously solved. But as soon as Belle arrives, things start going wrong. The writer of the movie is killed, and others involved with the project also begin to drop. Then there's the puzzle she's supposed to construct for the film. The clues have been changed, and she keeps getting puzzles that demand answers
Wrapped up in crosswords by Nero Blanc( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The townsfolk of Newcastle, Massachusetts, are disturbed by the arrival of three Santas in their town, when they realize that the three men bear a striking resemblance to three escaped prisoners from a nearby jail, and crossword editor Belle Graham and her private detective partner, Rosco Polycrates, follow a trail of crossword clues to catch the costumed crooks red-handed
A crossword to die for by Nero Blanc( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Belle's deadbeat father drops dead of an apparent heart attack, she and Rosco become suspicious about the timing of his demise and set out to investigate her late father's strange past
Another word for murder by Nero Blanc( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossword editor Belle Graham's new friend Karen Tacete is in trouble. Her dentist husband has been kidnapped without a trace-and her daughter is the victim of strange verbal threats that mirror a series of nursery rhyme-themed crosswords being sent to Belle. When Karen's husband turns up dead, Belle's P.I. hubby Roscoe investigates, and learns that the dead man had a dark side. Now, even as Karen's own past is revealed, Belle must wonder: Just who are the Tacetes-and who wants them dead?
The Crossword Mysteries by Nero Blanc( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Its murder most puzzling for a New England cop-turned-private-investigator and a crossword editor in the first three Crossword Mysteries. If there's a case too cryptic for the police to solve in the coastal town of Newcastle, Massachusetts, locals can always count on private investigator Rosco Polycrates and crossword editor Annabelle Graham to get things squared away ... The Crossword Murder: Thompson C. Briephs, a wealthy playboy and crossword editor for the Newcastle Herald, is found strangled in his bed. Although the police assume he died from kinky sex gone wrong, Rosco thinks the answer isn't so black-and-white, and enlists the help of Annabelle. With a lengthy list of suspects and five of Briephs's puzzles to help them fill in the blanks, Rosco and Annabelle must hurry if they hope to take down the killer. Two Down: After a daytime soap star and her friend vanish while yachting off Nantucket, all that's found are the charred remnants of their boat. But when mysterious crosswords begin arriving on Annabelle's doorstep, she believes the women are still alive. With the clock ticking, she'll need to keep her pencil sharp and her wits sharper before this missing persons case turns into a double murder. The Crossword Connection: Rosco and Annabelle are preparing to tie the knot. But before they can walk down the aisle, they must deal with two murders and a missing dog. Then, Rosco disappears. Soon Annabelle begins receiving threatening messages concealed in fiendishly clever crossword clues, and she realizes she must act fast to find Rosco before he winds up a four-letter word: dead
A Crossworder's Gift #7 by Nero Blanc( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes cruzados by Nero Blanc( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A crossworder's holiday : Crossword mysteries bk. 5 by Nero Blanc( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two down ; The crossword connection ; and, The crossword murder by Nero Blanc( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conexão Caribe by Nero Blanc( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sagittarius 2003 : november 23-december 20 by Nero Blanc( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The conjurer by Nero Blanc( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A crossworder's gift
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Death on the diagonalThe crossword murderA crossworder's giftCorpus de CrosswordA crossworder's holidayTwo downThe crossword connectionAnatomy of a crossword