Jessica is invited to join other crime writers at an interactive murder mystery weekend in an historic mansion turned resort. A theatrical troupe presents a play for the paying guests, but a young actor's death during the actual performance isn't part of the script. The local sheriff has never investigated a murder before and enlists Jessica's help and expertise. As she begins to put the pieces together in her folksy fashion, Jessica recognizes that this could well be her last performance if she doesn't uncover the killer soon.
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Donald Bain did a good job in bringing back in the written word the tv series. The characters seem true to form. This story gets you from the beginning and keeps your interest throughout the book. If you are looking for a good mystery that is G rating; no extreme violence or sexual sences or foul language; just a good old fashion mystery then this is a book you would enjoy. Cynthia Darlow does a wonderful job in narrating the story.
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Any of the other Murder She Wrote books. It follows the format. If you liked earlier books in the series, this one won't disappoint you.
I've heard her performances on books in the Murder She Wrote series. She does an equally good job in this book.
No. I was drawn into the story and enjoyed listening to it.
To me the Murder She Wrote books are escapist, and that's just fine with me. If I want "reality" I'll listen to the news! In this instance Jessica is staying at an old hotel during a snow storm. I enjoyed picturing the hotel in my mind. I didn't have to imagine the snow - it was snowing where I live when I listened to the book!
I had read a print copy of the book some time ago. Even so, I enjoyed listening to the audio version. In fact, I had forgotten how both the real and imaginary murder ended, so I was surprised all over again.
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
Picked this up on a daily special, thinking to share with my grandmother as we had run out of Mrs Pollifax stories. My grandmother enjoyed, but I could hardly keep listening. The series is churned out by Donald Bain at the rate of 2 a year so there are a lot of "Murder She Wrote" books. The actual plot was similar to an extended Murder She Wrote episode... clean, cozy and through Jessica Fletcher's eyes.
Angela Lansbury's picture appears on the cover... but, she is not the narrator. Cynthia does an over the top impression of Angela Lansbury's voice and your mind is constantly getting jarred out of the story by the narration. I think I would have enjoyed a completely different voice rather than a phony Angela.
Not going to pick up any more of these... even on sale.
This series of books can't really be compaired to other more graphically serious murder mysteries. No blood and gore, no overly graphic scenes. Just a good clean fun and good mystery. This is a good mystery in the fashion of the TV series.
I like the fact that one can use their imagination with this writing style. I sometimes get lost in the gruesome discription of murders in other murder/suspense mysteries. That said this writer wants you to use your imagination, Bravo....
I am new to Cynthia Darlow. This series is the first I have become aquainted with Cynthia. That said,she does an excellant job with the voices of Jessica and the inspector. Since this is an offshoot of the TV show. I like the idea that Cynthia has captured Jessica's regional accent and that of the Irish-English Inspector.
Snowbound, Murder Mystery Weekend, A murder and Jessica.
Sometimes it's nice to just enjoy a book!!!!
The end. Not the answer to the murder, but in that same old way a Detective allows Jessica to take over the investigation with full faith, and not even asking any questions. You go girl. Yikes.
At the conclusion, let the cop be a cop, and not a wimp.
Yes she did a fine job, with a little more exaggerated eastern accent.
If they change how the cop interacts with Jessica at the end.
I know all murder mysteries are a bit unreal. I get that. But make it more believable at the conclusion of the book. No detective would ever let an old lady (like me) run the show when you are capturing the murderer. Hello?
If you enjoy Murder, She Wrote books, this one will not disappoint. I'm biased because I enjoy the atmosphere and characters created by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. This book is classic.
Jessica Fletcher, of course.
The flow of the book was all entrancing.
I keep starting and stopping this book, and I really like all the Murder She Wrote series, but the narrator's voice is just distracting. Her phony accent is over the toop and unnecessary.
In my opinion, the 3 best words to describe Ms. Darlow's performance are Over The Top.
I am not finished with the entire book, but so far, it is definitely worth my time to listen to.
I love Murder She Wrote Series on TV so much, that I brought this book thinking I would love it the same. NOT!!! It's very hard to follow, Jessica accent is the worst and the plot stinks. I wish I could return this book 😡
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I love the isolation who dunnit type of story and this book was right up my alley! It's a pretty solid mystery, a little predictable in the beginning but I didn't see the actual ending coming. A quick fun old fashioned book!
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