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Publisher's Summary

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. Her search for culprits leads her from the shady halls of the Library of Congress to the D.C. social scene, and even the FBI.

That's not all she wrote! Listen to more Murder, She Wrote mysteries.
©2010 Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. Murder, She Wrote is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. All rights reserved. (P)2010 AudioGO

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Very enjoyable!

If you like the show "Murder She Wrote", then this book will not let you down. The book and the performed were well done, I enjoyed it immensely.

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So-so

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, it's not among the best in the series. I enjoyed the book overall. I got the audio version. The narrator did a really good job in conveying the story. Some of her accents were a bit similar between the characters, but there are only so many ways we can change our voices, and with the number of characters, I was fine with it. <br/><br/>*Possible Spoiler* There was a plot twist that was unnecessary, as it didn't do much to move the story forward. It may have been to appease the 'powers that be' to include info about someone's sexual orientation, but I didn't find that detail suspenseful, useful to the story or even interesting. The main character (Jessica Fletcher) was almost obsessed with it when it was revealed, and that made the latter part of the book a bit off-putting and slow for me.<br/><br/>With regard to the rest of the story: It was good, but not as good of a mystery as I'd expected given the overall premise of the story. There were characters that served nearly no purpose, as we were introduced to them and didn't really hear from them again until the end when the killer would be revealed. There were pieces of evidence that could have done more to improve the story's movement and help the reader/listener join in on the sleuthing that wasn't introduced until really late in the story. It was almost like the clues were an afterthought. Finally, why was Seth there/George leave? My guess was to set things up for another book, but George came back, so...

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting: The first part when the murder took place.<br/>Least interesting: Plot twist that dragged on and didn't help the story.

What about Cynthia Darlow’s performance did you like?

The narrator did a really good job in conveying the story. Some of her accents were a bit similar between the characters, but there are only so many ways we can change our voices, and with the number of characters, I was fine with it.

Do you think Murder, She Wrote: A Vote for Murder needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No! Although there were strings hanging loose, the book started to lose its way with the plot twist. Jessica was so obsessed with this person's sexual orientation, it became rather off-putting. Then there were character exchanges and extra clues, the story did not end well for me.

Any additional comments?

The story started well, but was ultimately all over the place with little strings hanging loose at the end - not really strings about the story, as those were tied up neatly, they were more "Well, what did X have to do with Y?" and "Why did we learn A about B?" and "How were we supposed to know that?". I enjoyed the first book I listened to (the one about the mystery theater weekend) and this is the second, so maybe these are hits and misses. I'll continue to listen to the series until I learn if they are consistently good stories or consistently bad.

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Great mystery!

This was a very good mystery. If you'd like the series "murder she wrote" then you will love this book.

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Can't Get enough

I was very surprised bt the ending,, it was intense, and hard to put down.

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A simple, straightforward mystery

Not bad. I was hoping for more complexity in the outcome, or at least more thorough of a wrap up . The descriptions of Washington DC landmarks were interesting and evocative.

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Jessica and Politics??

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, Especially if they are a Murder She Wrote TV show fan.

What about Cynthia Darlow’s performance did you like?

It took a while but eventually I could see Angela Lansbury as the reader read on. It made the book more an extention of the TV series. Which for me was a good thing. I am a total fan of the TV series so books about one of my favorite characters was a serious find for me. I hope the books to come are equally entertaining.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was and I did and started book two.

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I Like Jessica

I was a fan of the TV series "Murder She Wrote". The Jessica Fletcher character appeals to me. She is smart, sophisticated, down to earth, and classy. Angela Landsbury seemed perfectly cast for the part.

The TV series ended years ago, Happily for me, Jessica's adventures continue in books. I enjoy reading about the interesting places she visits and the interesting people she meets.

This book is a well plotted, briskly paced story. If you liked the TV series and/or other Murder She Wrote books, I believe you will enjoy this one too.

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  • Adam
  • Tampa, Florida, United States
  • 04-20-13

Who Doesn't Love Jessica Fletcher?

Would you consider the audio edition of Murder, She Wrote: A Vote for Murder to be better than the print version?

Fascinating from the moment it starts, this Murder She Wrote Jessica Fletcher mystery has all the nuances, details and emotion that come with reading the book rather than watching the show!

What did you like best about this story?

Jessica has a romantic possibility in this story that I haven't seen in any other show or book about her.

What does Cynthia Darlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She sounds definitively like she comes from Maine; however, she does not try to speak like Angela Lansbury but reads this book in her own engaging and charismatic style.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I love the moments between Jessica and her romantic interest.