Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas and Murder

Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas and Murder

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by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
     
 

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San Miguel de Allende is a picturesque town in central Mexico’s highlands that attracts artists, retirees, and those in need of some rest and relaxation. So when publisher Vaughan Buckley and his wife, Olga, invite Jessica to join them for a little R & R, she jumps at the opportunity to spend time basking in the sun and enjoying Mexican culture with her

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San Miguel de Allende is a picturesque town in central Mexico’s highlands that attracts artists, retirees, and those in need of some rest and relaxation. So when publisher Vaughan Buckley and his wife, Olga, invite Jessica to join them for a little R & R, she jumps at the opportunity to spend time basking in the sun and enjoying Mexican culture with her friends.

But there are those who don’t share Jessica’s appreciation for the arts. Ruthless kidnappers abduct Vaughan and demand a considerable ransom for his safe return—or else Olga will be made a widow. Jessica can’t imagine why local criminals would be interested in Vaughan. To solve the mystery, she turns her attention to his friends in San Miguel—friends who don’t appreciate Jessica poking her nose into their business....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451219312
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Murder, She Wrote Series, #24
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
190,757
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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PERMANENT VACATION?

All thoughts of having a quick lunch evaporated a few minutes later when a mariachi band stepped onto the terrace. I ate and listened to the band members as they threaded their way among the umbrellas to serenade each of the tables.
 The music helped ease the tension of my hectic last few weeks. It was nice to be on vacation. I love to travel, but book tours can be exhausting. While I enjoy meeting new people, especially readers, and seeing new places, it’s always a pleasant prospect to contemplate a few weeks with nothing specific to do but sit back and relax. No notes to take, no schedules to meet, no rush to catch another plane.
 Vaughan and Olga were the perfect hosts. They insisted I use their home as if it were mine. They had promised that I wouldn’t be in their way. “We’ll even ignore you, if that’s what you want.” Which, of course, wasn’t what I wanted at all. What I did want was time. Time to renew our acquaintance. Time to stretch out with a book. Time to take leisurely walks in a charming town. Just a peaceful vacation with old friends. It sounded wonderful.
But I was in for a rude awakening...

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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Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas and Murder 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This MSW novel ia great title in the ongoing series of mysteries associated with the long-running, popular tv series. The plot, character development, setting, and who-done-it revelation all come together to present another signature handling of a now-classic character and style. The series this comes from is a fine, easy read that entertains and satisfies reader sleuths.
Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
Jessica Fletcher is off to Mexico to visit her publisher, Vaughn, and his wife, Olga, in their new vacation home in Mexico. Her arrival is fraught with problems. Then Vaughn is kidnapped while on the mail run with a friend. Jessica has to get to know more of the Americans living there to try to figure out who has kidnapped Vaughn and why. I love this series. Since I've never been to Mexico, I really enjoyed the setting in this book. It was interesting seeing it through the eyes of Americans who had moved there due to the cheaper cost of living. Can't wait to read more in this series. I can always see Jessica in my mind while reading. And when books are set in Cabot Cove, I can see it as I read about it. I highly recommend this book and series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The latest Murder She Wrote mystery isn't up to par with other novels in the series. I didn't like the premise of Vaughan being kidnapped and held for ransom. And nobody back home in Cabot Cove gets in touch with Jessica regarding the incident. Not my cup of tea this time around. Hopefully the next caper will be more worthwhile.
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