Jessica Fletcher knows better than anyone that creativity is meant to be nurtured. So when a young lady from Cabot Cove shows promise as a country-and-western singer and songwriter, Jessica and a local citizens’ committee send the talented teen on a scholarship trip to Nashville, Tennessee, where she can benefit from professional instruction.
But only weeks after the farewell party, Cabot Cove is shocked to hear of the cold-blooded murder of a brash country music publisher by Cyndi Gabriel, the beneficiary of Cabot Cove’s generosity. Cyndi’s mother begs Jessica to help her daughter, and Jess is soon traveling to the country music capital of the world to aid the wayward starlet.
Once there, Jessica finds that the bright lights and lilting melodies of Nashville hide the ruthless realities of the music business. It turns out that the murdered man was no country gentleman, with a list of ex-wives, cheated partners, swindled singers, and stolen songs that has Jessica swinging to and fro in the search for a killer. And if she can’t uncover the culprit soon, Jess knows that poor Cyndi will never get the chance for an encore.
©2010 Universal City Studios Productions LLLP. Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint from "Nashville Noir" lyrics and music by David A. Stewart © 2009. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with NAL Signet, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company. Murder, She Wrote is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios.
Sometime in the last few books the narrator gave up giving Jessica any kind of Maine accent. Angela Lansbury never used much of one, but this narrator started out using one. I sort of miss it as it made the books unique to listen to.
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