Jessica's friend, Eve Simpson, is Cabot Cove's premier real estate agent and is currently trying to sell one of the town's oldest properties - the Spencer Percy House. Unfortunately, not only is the building in deplorable condition, it's also rumored to be haunted. Things only get worse when the home's elderly occupant dies under suspicious circumstances. Now as Jessica investigates, Eve hires a medium to rid the house of the alleged apparition. But if Jessica isn't careful, she may join the ranks of the dearly departed.
"Good Entry in the Series"
Jessica and her friend, Dr. Seth Hazlitt, get the shock of their lives when they travel to a Florida retirement community for the funeral of their old friend, Portia Shelby, only to discover she has been murdered. Needless to say, America's most beloved sleuth soon finds herself with a Palm Beach potboiler on her hands. Who would want to kill her dear friend? One thing is certain: the beach umbrellas aren't the only shady things in the seemingly innocent community.
Jessica loves the Fin & Claw restaurant, owned by young couple Brad and Marcie. And the restaurant is the couple's dream come true. But when famed chef Gerard Leboeuf decides to open an eatery right next to theirs, tensions rise fast and hot - and lead to a nasty confrontation between Leboeuf and Brad. So when Leboeuf is found dead with a knife planted in his chest, Brad becomes suspect number one.
"Narrator is perfect"
Jessica is invited to join other crime writers at an interactive murder mystery weekend in a 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 you loved the show..you will enjoy the book"
Jessica enters a fly fishing competition at a nearby lake. Joining her is the sheriff's wife, Maureen Metzger, who surprises Jess with her enthusiasm for the sport. Their guide, however, is a surprise to both....Brian Kinney is an ex-con. Jailed as an accomplice to Darryl Jepson, a convicted killer, Brian was later exonerated, but not before spending seven years behind bars. He seems like a decent enough fellow. Just a man trying to rebuild his life as a family man and fishing guide.
"Author vs Narrator???"
Jessica Fletcher must tread lightly when investigating a homegrown homicide...
"Murder She Wrote"
Cabot Cove is about to be invaded - by Hollywood. One of Jessica's older novels is being made into a big-budget movie. The producer has decided to shoot most of the film on location in town, since the book was loosely based on a murder that shocked Cabot Cove over a decade earlier.
"A Good, Cute, Cozy Listen"
While on vacation in Bermuda, Jessica Fletcher is surprised to hear the local population is abuzz over a trio of murders, each bearing an eerie resemblance to the 1888 Jack the Ripper killings. Jessica dismisses the panicked chatter as just that - until her friend Thomas Betterton's niece is found dead on the beach after a party. And when Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland arrives to investigate, Jessica can't help but get involved - an act that brings her dangerously close to a killer....
"Jessica "On The Road""
Jessica's favorite nephew, Grady, asks her to visit him in New York City - and star in a commercial he's creating. But there's little time for sightseeing when there's a murder on the set, complete with a long list of suspects. And Jessica soon finds herself not just a witness in a murder case - but the only one who can uncover the killer!
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.
"Accent changed ..."
Jessica Fletcher's been invited to New York Fashion Week to see a show from Cabot Cove's own Xandr Ebon. But after two models die it's clear someone had fatal designs - and the police think it's Xandr. Jessica knows that her crime-solving instincts are going to be put to the test if she's to exonerate the designer. But the fashion industry's egos, conflicts of interest, spiteful accusations, and secrets mean she'll have to work especially hard to uncover the real killer. Or another death could happen in a New York minute.
"Not my favorite!"
While on vacation in Italy, Jessica joins a tour that takes her to where lesser-known Italian masterworks are displayed - and where a pair of young Italian gunmen steal a painting off a church wall, killing an off-duty policeman in the process.
"Miss old narrator."
Jessica Fletcher has always wanted to take a transatlantic voyage on the legendary Queen Mary 2. Now, she's finally getting her chance. But when the investigation of a stolen diamond follows her up the gangplank, she must try to enjoy the sumptuous seaborne surroundings while searching for a priceless diamond - and the person desperate enough to take a life for it.
"Features Three Special Characters from the TV show"
Jessica is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, giving a lecture at Maui College on community involvement in police investigations - a subject she knows well. Her co-lecturer is legendary retired detective Mike Kane, a behemoth of a man who shares his love of Hawaiian lore, legends, and culture with Jessica.
"Another good one!"
When Cabot Cove's own Wayne Silverton wants to debut his new airline, he invites Jessica Fletcher and other locals on the inaugural flight from Boston to London. Jessica is thrilled for the opportunity to visit a dear friend, Scotland Yard inspector George Sutherland. But the reunion hits turbulence when George is called to the airport to investigate the apparent murder of Wayne Silverton.
"if you like Murder She Wrote ..."
Jessica is happy to accompany her publisher to Mexico for a little rest and relaxation. San Miguel de Allende is the perfect place for Jessica to soak up the sun, bask in Mexican culture, and spend some time with her good friends, Vaughan and Olga Buckley. But when Vaughan is kidnapped for a large ransom, Jessica must put her life on the line to find her old friend.
"Margaritas and Murder"
Jessica Fletcher would like nothing more than to sit back and relax as Thanksgiving comes to Cabot Cove. But this year, she's already got more on her plate than she can handle.
"Delightful Murder She Wrote Tale"
Olympic pairs figure skating hopeful Christine Allen is training in Cabot Cove under the tutelage of former gold medalist Brian Devlin and partnered with up-and-coming Russian skater Alexei Olshansky. But when a series of mysterious "accidents" occur - leading to the death of one of the skaters - Jessica Fletcher suspects someone is getting away with cold-blooded murder....
"Good Cozy Mystery"
Bestselling author Jessica Fletcher is in Tampa with her good friend, Cabot Cove's own Dr. Seth Hazlitt, who is visiting a renowned Cuban physician. Alvaro Vasquez is developing a potentially groundbreaking cure for Alzheimer's disease. If he's successful, his American backers stand to make millions. But there is a growing fear that the drug may fall into the hands of a powerful pharmaceutical company. Jessica attends a party at Vasquez's lavish home, but the celebration ends abruptly when guests witness Vasquez seemingly struck by lightning.
"Probably the best of this series"
Jessica's in Washington, D.C., to support a senator's new literacy initiative. The week-long literacy event includes a visit to the White House to meet the president and a lavish party or two. But during one affair at the senator's home in Virginia, Jessica discovers the dark side of politics. At the foot of a rickety staircase, she finds the body of the senator's chief of staff - and he has taken a permanent recess.