The Wall Street Journal
"... Five lighthearted capers that make up A CROSSWORDER'S GIFT - Each as frothy as a cup of good egg nog."

Publisher's Weekly
"In keeping with the Christmas spirit, Nero Blanc (Corpus de Crossword, etc.) offers puzzle fans a treat in A Crossworder's Gift, the pseudonymous author's second story collection."

Library Journal
"Steady entertainment, nicely varied locations, and the not-too-demanding puzzles."

Harriet Klausner -

"Nero Blanc's holiday anthology makes the perfect gift for mystery and puzzle lovers!"

A CROSSWORDER'S GIFT - "A Crossworder's Gift is a delightful holiday mystery"

HOLLY, JOLLY ROGER - "...a humorous brainteaser"

THE MYSTERY OF WORDSWORTH HOUSE - "...a cute ghost story"

THE ERASER'S EDGE - " mystery that is almost impossible to solve.

Deborah Hern -
The Romance Readers Connection

"A CROSSWORDER'S GIFT is the perfect gift for fans of crosswords and other word games; and a wonderful way to spend an evening or two. I look forward to more like this."

The Barnes & Noble Review
"Nero Blanc (popular husband-and-wife writing team of Cordelia Francis Biddle and Steve Zettler) makes every word count in these five amusing short-story mysteries, in which even the word "clue" has two meanings."

Roundtable Reviews
"What a delightful book! Not only do you have five entertaining mystery novellas, but each story contains a crossword to challenge any puzzle buff! What a joyful occasion for me to find such a fun, vivacious couple!"

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