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Louise   Foster

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The Crossword Puzzle Mystery Series

Death & Exes

AN EX IN THE PUZZLE

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

I'm Tracy Belden. Creating crossword puzzles is my passion, but it doesn't pay the rent. Being a part-time PI does.

My current case is about a missing woman. So far, there’s no proof she’s dead. Or that my ex-husband killed her.

To be honest, I’m not particularly interested in clearing his name. What’s important… is solving the puzzle.

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Trouble in Tahoe
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TWO DOWN IN TAHOE

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

Come to Tahoe. Help a friend. No problems. No pressure.

How could I refuse to help a buddy? Twelve hours later, my PI friend is missing. His client is dead. And I’m at the murder scene.

With the police eyeing me as a suspect, what can I do but find the killer?  And, better yet, complete my crossword puzzle.

Adventure in Vegas
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ADVENTURES IN VEGAS

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

I’m Tracy Belden and I’m getting out of town. A quick meeting with a client in Las Vegas will pay for a weekend getaway for me and my guy. It’s a perfect plan.

I didn’t count on my client being killed or having someone shoot at me.  Now I have to do my job.

 

More importantly, I have to finish my crossword puzzle.

A Question of Murder

A QUESTION OF MURDER

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

I’d rather be creating crossword puzzles.

But when a friend’s mysterious past is connected with a high-profile murder, I can’t stay on the sidelines.

I may know nothing about fine art or million-dollar forgeries, but I’ve never left a crossword puzzle unfinished.

And I’m not going to start now.

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Five Clues to a Killer

FIVE CLUES TO A KILLER

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

I’m Tracy Belden and I’m marrying my best friend!

 
The sun is shining. The birds are singing.  
And I have five days off for a honeymoon in Tahoe.  No cases on my plate and not a body in sight.
 
Life is good - u
ntil my son finds the best man's army buddy floating in a pond. With our closest friend suspected of murder, the honeymoon is off.  
 

And the hunt to find the killer and solve the puzzle is on.

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SIX ACROSS IS MURDER

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

I'm Tracy Belden and my crazy client just killed her husband.  She told me so when she called me at oh-dark-thirty.

Now his body is in the morgue, my client is the number one suspect, and I’m the main witness.

 

With the police ready to make an arrest, she changes her story and hires me to find the murderer.

I need to solve the puzzle but what if my client is guilty?

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Six Across Is Muder
Seven Furlogs to a Felony

SEVEN FURLONGS TO A FELONY

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery

I'm Tracy Belden and I'm revisiting my Kentucky roots.

Taking my husband, son, and friends to my parents' horse ranch seems like a great idea... until a wrangler dies.

The coroner rules it a heart attack, but my gut says foul play. With my brother as the main suspect, the race is on to find the culprit.


But can I unmask the murderer before they kill again?

Coming in January,2024.
Pre-order the next adventure in the Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery series now.

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Glue Gun for Chistmas
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GLUE GUNS FOR CHRISTMAS

A Crossword Puzzle Cozy Mystery Novella

I'm Tracy Belden and teaching middle school has ceased to be fun. When the principal called me to her office, I was relieved. 


But what awaited me was a case of theft, blackmail, and murder. I have three days to save eight teachers from a career ending scandal and possible prison. 

I'm not sure I can solve this puzzle in time for everyone to have a Merry Christmas.

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