Publishers Weekly
"In the best holiday spirit, they are donating a portion of the book's earnings to the St. Barnabas Mission in Philadelphia."

Robyn Glazer - Romantic Times
Four and a half stars- FANTASTIC!

"Annabella Graham and her husband, Rosco are on vacation to get away from puzzles and murder. Belle is a crossword editor and Rosco is a private investigator, and through these professions, they have encountered many crimes. Now they are approached by a man who needs help, and Belle is unable to say no, despite the fact that getting involved with this man's problem will bring an end to their much needed "vacation." Besides this wonderful story, there are four other stories included that feature Belle and her husband. Each story is a delightful mix of mystery and fun.

Accompanying each story is a crossword puzzle, and if you solve it, you will have the answer to the mystery. Even if you're not a puzzle fan, the characters are so likable, you will have trouble putting this book down."

Harriet Klausner -
"... the mixing of puzzles with mystery while the heroes are away from their home takes readers on a cleverly designed holiday anthology that crossword puzzle fans and mystery buffs will enjoy."

Kirkus Reviews
"Crossword constructor Belle Graham and her private investigator husband Rosco Polycrates travel to five cozy locations to enjoy a winter holiday-in this set of short stories that, in the tradition of Busman's Honeymoon, feature mysteries that intrude on the couple's vacations. Belle and Rosco must solve crossword mysteries while spending Christmas in Nantucket (Moby-Dick provides a vital clue), winter in Vermont at a bed-and-breakfast (a lover's triangle plus a bonus recipe for Victorian pudding), winter in Lancaster County among the Pennsylvania Dutch (Rosco must sort out samplers and crosswords to unravel a last will and testament), the New Year watching the Mummers' Parade in Philadelphia as they muse on gangsters and their nicknames, and Christmas at a Cotswolds estate where a wife and her gardener lover disappeared a century ago. Cleverly the conclusions to the stories are revealed in the solutions to the crosswords included with each one. A generation ago, Stanley Ellin compared Golden Age detective fiction to crossword puzzles. Little did he know."

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