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Murder, She Wrote: Madison Ave Shoot

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It's lights...
Camera...
Murder!

The USA Today bestselling series-more than 4.5 million copies in print

When Jessica Fletcher's nephew, Grady, asks her to visit him in New York City, she's happy to reunite. The production firm Grady works for is creating commercials featuring big-name celebrities, and he has proposed that Jessica star in ...

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Overview

It's lights...
Camera...
Murder!

The USA Today bestselling series-more than 4.5 million copies in print

When Jessica Fletcher's nephew, Grady, asks her to visit him in New York City, she's happy to reunite. The production firm Grady works for is creating commercials featuring big-name celebrities, and he has proposed that Jessica star in one. She reluctantly agrees.

But when one of the most creative-and despised-bigwigs is found murdered on the set, there's 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...

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Editorial Reviews

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Where Jessica Fletcher goes, murder invariably follows, as shown in Bain's taut 31st mystery to feature the crime-solving character immortalized by Angela Lansbury on the small screen (after 2008's A Slaying in Savannah). While visiting her ad exec nephew, Grady Fletcher, and his family in New York City, Jessica agrees to appear in a TV commercial as one of several celebrities promoting an international credit card. Betsy Archibald, the creative director of the ad agency handling the shoot, makes the experience uncomfortable for all involved due to frequent tantrums. When Grady's nine-year-old son, Frank, disappears on the set while watching his great-aunt perform, his parents become frantic. Jessica and Grady's search reveals Betsy, dead from a nail-gun wound, but no Frank. Did the boy witness the murder? Jessica at first irritates the police detective in charge of the investigation, but later impresses him as she cracks the case in her typical no-nonsense style. (Apr.)

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The fictional mystery writer who's allegedly co-authored this title finds her zillionth body. Jessica Fletcher's nephew Grady has a history of unfortunate jobs. His latest, with a Manhattan payroll company in the advertising industry, gives him an ulterior motive for encouraging a visit from his famous aunt. He's hinted that Jessica might be interested in doing a commercial for Permezzo, an international credit-card company that's already lined up food-channel cook Stella Bedford, industry-expose author Anne Tripper and mystic Lance Severson. Reluctantly agreeing, Jessica meets her fellow celebs along with ad-agency hotshot Betsy Archibald, Permezzo president Antonio Tedeschi, Stella's manager Jimbo and all the others needed to make a TV commercial. The clash of personalities on the set shows that only Jessica is ready to do a professional job. After Grady's son Frank, who was eager to see the shoot, is accused of smashing some expensive lights, angry Betsy has several nasty encounters with crew members. While searching for Frank, who's gone missing, Jessica and Grady discover Betsy, killed by a nail gun. Jessica's experience with the volatile group has left her with a slew of suspects the police are ignoring in favor of Frank. Her sleuthing leads to a number of hidden motives and finally the truth. Yet another in the long-running series (Murder She Wrote: A Slaying in Savannah, 2008, etc.) based on the equally long-running TV program. Reliable light reading for TV-deprived fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451229403
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Murder, She Wrote Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 350,622
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Fletcher is a bestselling mystery writer who has a knack for stumbling upon real-life mysteries in her various travels. 

Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher’s longtime collaborator, is the writer of over eighty books, many of them bestsellers.

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  • Posted February 8, 2009

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    The latest Murder She Wrote whodunit is an engaging tale

    On her way back home to Cabot Cove, Maine after a convention in Chicago, mystery writer Jessica Fletcher visits her nephew Grady, his wife Donna, and their nine year old son Frank in Manhattan. Accountant Grady asks his famous Aunt Jessica to star in a commercial touting Permezzo international credit-card company as that will gain him favor with his boss; reluctantly on the advice of her agent she agrees.<BR/><BR/>At the shoot, Jessica meets the other three notables: TV cook Stella ¿Cookie¿ Bedford, industry-exposé author Anne Tripper, and new age mystic Lance Severson along with the film crew, the credit card brass, and the hanger-ons. When Frank vanishes, Grady and Jessica search for him only to find the corpse of the creative director shrewish Betsy Archibald. NYPD Detective Chesney is unimpressed with Jessica¿s credentials and suspects either Frank or Grady as they had a motive to kill the shrew. Jessica investigates and begins to uncover motives of other people as the victim was universally hated.<BR/><BR/>The latest Murder She Wrote whodunit is an engaging tale that fans of the series will enjoy. The first half of the novel introduces the audience to the key cast members so that the latter half of the investigation by Jessica makes more sense as motives become obvious. However that technique also delays the prime fun of following Jessica while she sleuths. Still this is a fun read as Jessica stars in a MADISON AVENUE SHOOT.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 14, 2014

    A++

    A++

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Love It!

    I've read every one of these books and love each one of them! Good for a day when you just want to immerse yourself in something else.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Murder, She Writes - Jessica is Great

    I have all of the "Murder, She Wrote" books. I loved "Madison Avenue Shoot." It was fun to work Jessica's grand nephew into the story. Remembering back to when Grady and Donna met and to see how they have been allowed to mature through the stories is great. The stories are never boring because they work in people from the past and include new people each time. It gives the feeling of checking in and catching up on old friends and meeting new ones. It is easy to feel comfortable with Jessica because it is much the way most people are with friends. It is just that my friends and I try to stay away from the "excitement" of murder.
    I have never been disappointed in any of the "Murder" books and I always look forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

    As usual, a great read!

    Always love it when a new Murder She Wrote comes out!!! Like visiting with old friends!!!

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

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    murder she wrote

    just as good as the TV series

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    I love all these Murder She Wrote books... Keep them coming !

    I greatly enjoy the plots and characters of this series of books. The writing style is so free and easy, and the mystery solutions are generally not easy to guess (even if they are sometimes unlikely). The different types of settings always keep things interesting.

    The continuity of characters makes these books fun, sort of like the "Inspector Jury" novels by Martha Grimes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2009

    Madison Avenue Shoot

    Another great Jessica Fletcher mystery. Jessica's nephew Grady and his family are in trouble. Was Grady's son involved in the murder? It'll keep you guessing for a while on this point. I love all the Murder She Wrote books. I can't wait for the next book out in October 2009.

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

    Murder, She Wrote

    As always, a perfect Jessica Fletcher mystery!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent headline

    I loved this book every bit as much as I have loved all of the Murder She Wrote books. They have any easy reading style. Nice and light mystery that holds your interest to the very end. Once I started the book, I couldn't put it down. I recommend all of the "Murder She Wrote" books. I have yet to be disappointed.

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

    Fletcher family crisis

    The latest book in the "Murder She Wrote" series includes a family crisis as well as the usual murder mystery or are they closely related? Jessica's nephew Grady and his family are in trouble. Was Grady or his son involved in the murder or was it an accident?

    This book will keep you guessing until the very end. Who is the murderer? What was the motive?

    The series of murder mysteries are getting better with each new book. We have them all and re-read them to find more clues. We will wait patiently for the next book in the series.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

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    AS GOOG AS THE TV SERIES!

    Yes, I am old enough to remember her long runing TV series (I even watch her reruns). I am so glad that there is now a series of books for me to to peruse at my leisure.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Jessica does it yet again!

    This is another one of Jessica Fletcher's great books. It shows us the inside of a production company and the dramatics involved, let alone the characters that are involved. I enjoy trying to figure out who did the crime and to find all the clues involved. Another enjoyable part was how Jessica got family members involved and the closeness they were able to establish, yet another great side of Jessica. This is a really good book and I look forward to the next one, as usual.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Really enjoyable reading.

    One of the better Murder She Wrotes that does not take place in Cabot Cove. Really enjoy Grady and his family.

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