Nero Blanc is the author and creator of the wildly popular Crossword Mysteries series of books. The name Nero Blanc is not actually that of a real person, but is instead a pen name used by the husband and wife dating team of Steve Zettler and Cordelia Frances Biddles. The two are both authors in their own right with many successful publications to their individual names.

Steve and Cordelia met as actors while living in New York. The two have gone on to successful writing careers of their own before coming together to write the books under the name of Nero Blanc. Steve is the author of the international thrillers, Double Identity and Ronin. While Cordelia has written historical mysteries like Without Fear and The Conjurer that are set in Victorian-era Philadelphia.

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Publication Order of Crossword Mysteries Books

The Crossword Murder (1999)Description / Buy at
Two Down (2000)Description / Buy at
The Crossword Connection (2001)Description / Buy at
A Crossword To Die For (2002)Description / Buy at
A Crossworder's Holiday (2002)Description / Buy at
Corpus de Crossword (2003)Description / Buy at
A Crossworder's Gift (2003)Description / Buy at
Anatomy Of A Crossword (2004)Description / Buy at
Wrapped Up In Crosswords (2004)Description / Buy at
Another Word For Murder (2005)Description / Buy at
A Crossworder's Delight (2005)Description / Buy at
Death On The Diagonal (2006)Description / Buy at

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The Crosssword Murder is the first book in the Crossword Mysteries series of books. The book starts with a playboy named Thompson C. Briephs who has been found strangled in his bed. Briephs was the crossword editor for the Newcastle Herald and the police believe he died from some sort of kinky sex gone wrong. However, a P.I. named Rosco Polycrates has a different idea about what happened. He teams up with a crossword editor named Annabelle Graham to get to the bottom of things and find a number of suspects, and a killer still on the loose.

Another popular book in the series is called A Crossword to Die For. This book sees Rosco and his wife settling into a new life. His wife has an estranged father who decides to visit, but he never ends up making it off the train. This sends Rosco’s new wife down to Florida to dispose of his effects when another body turns up dead, and they have another case to unravel.

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One Response to “Order of Nero Blanc Books”

  1. Laiane: 2 years ago

    THANKS for keeping these records up to date! I also appreciate the brief bios!

    PLEASE keep up the good work!


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