Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Murder She Wrote: Dying to Retire by Donald Bain

The funeral of an old friend brings Jessica Fletcher, mystery writer extraordinaire, to Florida. It's a sad occasion, but Jessica and her friends from Cabot Cove also plan to enjoy some sun and sand in the Sunshine State. But her friend's death turns out to have many strange details involved, and Jessica can't shake the feeling that foul play was involved. And before you know it, faster than you can say "Has there been a murder?" Jessica Fletcher is on the case.

With these books, you know exactly what you're getting when you start reading, and I like that comfort. (I suppose this is true of many series books, but the TV-tie-in factor at play here heightens this for me). This one features not only an exotic location but also some of the Cabot Cover regulars, which is a nice bonus. If you've read any of the Murder She Wrote books, it shouldn't be hard to figure out who the murderer is, but the book is really about journey.

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