Crossworder’s Delight

From Elaine Pasquali

Title:  Crossworder’s Delight

Author:  Nero Blanc

Nero Blanc is the pen-name for husband and wife writers and crossword puzzle buffs Frances Biddle and Steve Zettler.  A framed copy of Longfellow’s “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,”  the hiding place for stolen art circa World War 11, goes missing.  At the same time, an old recipe book and a just as old  unsolved murder in a chocolate factory come to light.  Crossword editor, Belle Graham and PI husband, Rosco Polycrates set about investigating the incidents.  Crossword puzzles (with solutions) and chocolate dessert recipes are included in the book.  A fast, uncomplicated read.


Command Authority and Fear Nothing

From Jeanne Coleman

  1. Command Authority by Tom Clancy

Clancy just died last October, so another author completed this unfinished work.

The book concerns the CIA and Delta Force, undercover agents, with the Russians trying to Timely, in light of current events, and kept me going back to listen.


  1. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

A young man decides  he’s going to write a biography about an unknown serial killer of 40 years earlier. For research, the writer operates as the killer did, figuring he can pin the blame on someone else and meanwhile, make a lot of money with sales of his book.