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When a crossword craze turns lethal, can a green PI solve the clues before the killer makes it two down?
With Leafy Hollow in a deep winter freeze, landscaper Verity Hawkes is all out of funds. Setting up a private investigator business seems like the best way to indulge her fantasy and make a few bucks. But she never expected her first case would turn the whole town against her.
As she investigates a shady, million-dollar crossword competition, even her detective boyfriend sides with her neighbors in thinking it’s legit. But when the contest seems to connect with scruffy dog walkers and a dead village hoarder, Verity’s determined to puzzle out the clues before the whole town descends into a word-smithing frenzy.
With time running out, can Verity find the killer before the culprit delivers another deadly answer?