The Crossword Mysteries

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  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (1,769)

The Crossword Mysteries is a series of films produced by Hallmark Channel that premiered in 2019. The show features three main characters: crossword puzzle editor Tess Harper (Lacey Chabert), police detective Logan O'Connor (Brennan Elliott), and Tess's aunt Candace (Barbara Niven). Each movie follows Tess as she becomes involved in a murder investigation and works with Logan to solve the case.

The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For, the first film in the series, starts with Tess discovering the dead body of a crossword constructor and her encounter with Logan at the crime scene. As the investigation unfolds, Tess realizes that the victim was in danger due to the crossword puzzle she created. She works with Logan to uncover the killer's motive and bring them to justice.

In The Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder, Tess and Logan attend a friend's engagement party, where the happy couple gets into a heated argument. The next day, the groom-to-be is found dead, and Tess suspects foul play. With Logan's help, she begins investigating and uncovers startling truths about the couple's relationship and the victim's past.

The third installment of the series, entitled The Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver, revolves around a magic-themed murder investigation. Tess is invited to attend a magic show with Candace, but when the magician is murdered during the performance, Tess once again finds herself embroiled in a mystery. She and Logan must untangle the web of clues left behind by the murdered magician and the suspects.

In The Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead, the latest addition to the series, Tess oversleeps on the day of a puzzle competition and arrives just in time to witness the host's murder. Now, she must work with Logan to solve the puzzle of the killer's identity while also competing in the tournament.

Throughout the series, Tess uses her skills as a crossword editor to solve the puzzles that the killers leave behind, while Logan provides the muscle and law enforcement side of the investigation. Along with their complementary skills, the two partners share an unspoken attraction that develops over the course of the show.

Moreover, the Crossword Mysteries series features beautiful locations and cinematography that transport viewers to a cozy and charming world where mystery and puzzle meet. Each movie has a unique and intricate plot, as well as a rich cast of characters, such as Tess's eccentric Aunt Candace, who is always willing to lend a hand, or Tess's best friend, who is a crossword enthusiast and supplies Tess with much-needed help with puzzles.

In conclusion, The Crossword Mysteries is a delightful and engaging series that blends mystery, puzzle-solving, and romance into a cozily satisfying whole. It's a show for anyone who loves a good mystery or who appreciates an intellectual challenge. While each film can be enjoyed on its own, the series as a whole is well worth watching for its lovable characters, charming settings, and intriguing plots.

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Riddle Me Dead
5. Riddle Me Dead
April 11, 2021
Tess gets invited to be a part of a popular game show, but when the host is unexpectedly murdered, she and Detective Logan O'Connor seek to uncover who was behind it all.
Terminal Descent
4. Terminal Descent
February 14, 2021
As crosswords editor Tess Harper is poised for a puzzle-solving challenge against the groundbreaking, new supercomputer known as BB, the AI is involved in the death of its creator - the brilliant CEO of XCal Technologies. Tess finds herself swept into the investigation and once again, is at odds with Detective Logan O'Connor. Meanwhile, Chauncey contemplates his retirement and spends some time with Aunt Candace, who helps him think about his options.
3. Abracadaver
October 20, 2019
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 and NYPD detective Logan O'Connor team up to discover exactly whose sleight of hand is behind the deadly "now you see him, now you don't" stunt.
Proposing Murder
2. Proposing Murder
October 13, 2019
When an old friend of New York Sentinel Crosswords editor Tess Harper is found murdered on the very day the Sentinel's crossword puzzle includes his proposal of marriage, Tess unofficially teams up with Lt. Logan O'Connor to find the killer. Together, they must assemble the pieces of a puzzle whose origins go all the way back to WWII Europe.
A Puzzle to Die For
1. A Puzzle to Die For
March 10, 2019
A crossword puzzle editor 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. Stars Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott.
  • Premiere Date
    March 10, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,769)