Every Friday I'm going to have something fun for us all to do! This week we're going to have a true crime crossword. I found this one at https://crimereads.com/a-crossword-puzzle-for-crime-and-mystery-lovers/#
When we found out that James Brydon—author of The Moment Before Drowning, one of our picks for the season’s best debut crime novels—is also an acclaimed crossword setter, we had to ask: could a CrimeReads crossword puzzle be made, a puzzle specially designed for crime and mystery lovers, with surprising and erudite clues that also contain a hidden message or pattern of some kind? A very particular request, to be sure.
Generous man that he is, Brydon agreed and was more than up to the challenge. You can find his crosswords every month in The Guardian. You can read his novel—a brooding noir set between postwar France and Algeria—now out in the States from Akashic Books. And, as of today, you can lock horns with his newest puzzle, custom made for crime and mystery lovers. Can you complete the puzzle and find the hidden pattern?