Every Crossword Mystery Movie (In Release Order)

Crossword Puzzle Mysteries is a made for television film series created by hallmark that tells the story of a police detective and a crossword editor who teams up together to solve the complex crime that takes place in and around the city. Here is the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release

  • Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019)
  • Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019)
  • Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver (2020)
  • Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent (2021)
  • Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead (2021)

About Crossword Mystery Television Film Series

In 2019, Hallmark came up with a new Mystery series that tells the tale of a crossword puzzle editor and a detective who works in NYPD. Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019), the first film in the series became a huge hit after which Hallmark continued producing sequel after sequel.

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Tess Harper is a brilliant crossword puzzle editor, she is enjoying her life and her work but suddenly her world turns upside down when the police call her stating that several of the clues in her recent puzzles are related to unsolved crime cases that are taking place around the city.

How Many Crossword Mystery Movies Are There?

To date, there are five Crossword Mystery movies. All the films star  Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott in the lead role of Tess Harper and Logan O’ Connor.

Do You Need To Watch Crossword Mystery Movies In Order?

Every Crossword Film picks up the story from the end of the previous film. To properly understand the characters and story, it is important to watch Crossword Mystery movies in order.

What Order Do The Crossword Mystery Movies Go In?

Crossword Mystery movies sets in a linear timeline without any prequels, hence the best way to watch crossword mystery films is to watch them in release order. Here is the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release

Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019)

  • Director: Don McCutcheon
  • Writers: Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer
  • Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, John Kapelos
  • Runtime: 120 min

Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019)

  • Director: Don McCutcheon
  • Writers: Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer
  • Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, John Kapelos
  • Runtime: 1h 23min

Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver (2020)

  • Director: Jonathan Wright
  • Writers: Cecily Rhett, Kathryn Rhett
  • Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, John Kapelos
  • Runtime: 1h 24min

Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent (2021)

  • Director: Peter Benson
  • Writers: Cecily Rhett, Kathryn Rhett
  • Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven
  • Runtime: 1h 25min

Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead (2021)

  • Director: David Winning
  • Writers: Steve Rossen, Kraig Wenman
  • Stars: Lacey Chabert, Barbara Niven, John Kapelos
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
A still from Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019). it is the first movie on the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release
A still from A Puzzle to Die For | Image @Hallmark

Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019)

Alan Nightingale, an art dealer is shot dead at his New York gallery. Detective Logan reaches the crime scene and starts his investigation. the list of the potential suspects is very long including the guy who maintains the security camera but is on vacation.

While preparing for the upcoming crossword tournament, Tess gets a call from detective Logan and learns that an oddly filled crossword puzzle is collected by the police as evidence. Tess gets drown in the case and she has to team up with detective logan to find the actual culprit and to prove her innocence.

A still from Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019). it is the second movie on the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release
A still from: Proposing Murder | Image @Hallmark

Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019)

After the previous events, Tess and Logan become friends. Meanwhile, Lyle, a history professor gets killed while he was going to propose to her girlfriend Abby. Police start their investigation and Abby becomes the prime suspect.

When Tess, learns that his old friend Lyle has murdered she teams up with Detective logan to solve the mystery and catch the real culprit.

A still from Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver (2020). it is the third movie on the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release
A still from Abracadaver (2020) | Image @Hallmark

Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver (2020)

Tess After taking her classes decides to celebrate her birthday with a magic show for which she calls Alistair, an amazing magician. Everything is going fine but soon, Tess’s birthday evening turns horrible when Alistair is killed while performing a trick on the stage.

Tess doubts the situation and immediately starts to investigate the things around and learns that this is not just an illusion gone horribly wrong but a murder. Logan takes on the case and teams up with Tess to solve the mystery and catch the real culprit.

A still from Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent (2021). it is the fourth movie on the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release
A still from Terminal Descent | Image @Hallmark

Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent (2021)

After the events in the previous films, Tess and Logan starts to develop a feeling for each other and continues the work they both love the most. Morgan Daniels CEO of XCal Communications prepares to sell his AI program BigBrainX, or BB, to the government.

Tess participates in the crossword solving competition organized by Morgan to promote his software but gets killed during the events. Tess and Logan again team up together to catch the real culprit.

A still from Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead (2021). it is the fifth movie on the list of all Crossword Mystery movies in order of release
A still from Riddle Me Dead (2021) | Image @Hallmark

Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead (2021)

Tess and Logan have developed a strong relationship with each other and are enjoying their job as puzzle editors and detectives in NYPD. Tess, after solving many criminal mysteries has now become a popular name in New York.

Tess gets an invitation for a show but during the shooting of the show, the host of the show turns up dead. Logan takes up the case and starts an investigation, further, Tess and Logan teams up to uncover the real truth behind the murder.

Will There Be A New Mystery 101 In 2021?

Terminal Descent and Riddle Me Dead, Hallmark has already released two movies in 2021 and Hallmark has already announced the schedule for 2021 with no new instalment in the crossword puzzle mystery series.

Will There Be More Crossword Puzzle Mysteries?

Hallmark has already released five instalments in the crossword puzzle series and the series is performing well, there are high chances that we would be able to see more crossword puzzle mysteries.

Which Crossword Mystery Movie Is The Best?

Crossword Mystery series is another popular crime mystery series from Hallmark. The series is filled with suspense and complex crime mystery but which crossword mystery is the best? Here is the list of all Crossword Mystery movies ranked from worst to best based on audience ratings on IMDb.

Crossword Mystery FilmsIMDb Ratings
A Puzzle to Die For (2019)6.4/10
Abracadaver (2020)6.9/10
Proposing Murder (2019)7.0/10
Terminal Descent (2021)7.1/10
Riddle Me Dead (2021)7.2/10

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Conclusion

Made for television series like Haily Dean Mystery and Signed, Sealed, Delivered have received a huge amount of love from the audience. popularly known for mystery series, Hallmark started a new series in 2019, titled crossword puzzle mysteries.

Here in this article, we have a complete list of all crossword puzzle mystery movies which you can follow to watch the entire series.

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