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Murder, She Wrote: A Slaying in Savannah
     

Murder, She Wrote: A Slaying in Savannah

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by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
 

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The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series continues as Jessica Fletcher attempts to solve a million dollar mystery...

Jessica is surprised to learn that her old friend, Tillie Mortelaine, has bequeathed Jessica one million dollars—as long as she solves a decades-old mystery. She must find out who murdered Tillie’s fiancé,

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The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series continues as Jessica Fletcher attempts to solve a million dollar mystery...

Jessica is surprised to learn that her old friend, Tillie Mortelaine, has bequeathed Jessica one million dollars—as long as she solves a decades-old mystery. She must find out who murdered Tillie’s fiancé, Wanamaker Jones, who’d been shot to death during a New Year’s Eve party in Tillie’s home.
 
As instructed by Tillie’s lawyer, Jessica arrives in Savannah and settles into Tillie’s mansion. There she discovers that the spirit of Wanamaker Jones is still very much alive—and that there are those in Savannah looking to cash in on both Tillie’s demise and Jessica’s failure. Now, Jessica must uncover the ghosts of history—and deal with a few pesky spirits in the present—if she is to put the past to rest and solve a murder. Hopefully she won't wind end up getting put to rest herself...

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Publishers Weekly

In Bain's 30th mystery based on the classic TV series Murder She Wrote(after Murder on Parade), Jessica Fletcher, Cabot Cove's crime-solving novelist, stands to inherit $1 million from the estate of her late friend, 91-year-old Tillie Mortelaine, if she can solve within a month the 1967 murder of Tillie's fiancé, Wanamaker Jones, who was shot during a New Year's eve party at Tillie's historic home in Savannah, Ga. Jessica soon settles into Mortelaine House, where she meets a number of odd tenants, including an eccentric professor at the Institute of Paranormal Relations and the younger man by some 20 years who was Tillie's second fiancé. Ferreting out who killed Wanamaker is tough work, but Jessica, as always, rises to the challenge. Ghostly assistance adds to the charm of the spunky sleuthing, though some readers may find the pacing a tad too sedate. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451226211
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Murder, She Wrote Series , #30
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
140,671
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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, her longtime collaborator, is the writer of more than one hundred and twenty books, many of them bestsellers.

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Murder, She Wrote: A Slaying in Savannah 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Fletcher receives a call from a Savannah lawyer informing her that her friend nonagenarian Tillie Mortelaine died. The two women worked together decades ago on an literacy program that became the Georgia standard. Tillie left Jessica with a million dollars for their literary program based on a stipulation that inside of a month the New Englander discovers who murdered the deceased¿s fiancé Wanamaker Jones forty years ago if Jessica fails the program gets nothing.------------ Four decades ago the police got nowhere with their inquiries as those living in the house closed ranks against outsiders. Determined to solve the case as she has a million motives from various suspects, Jessica questions those people who were there and still alive today. While she investigates, two ghost hunters and a man claiming to be Tillie¿s fiancé get in her way Tillie¿s nieces are uncooperative as they believe Mrs. Fletcher will keep the money. Jessica ignores their slurs, but cannot disregard the attempts on her life or the ghostly happenings in Tillie¿s house. She is running out of time to put together the puzzle as those central to solving it wants the money and obviously Jessica to fail.------------- As Tillie and series fans know Mrs. Fletcher is a contemporary New England Miss Marple. Her investigation is difficult because of the time lapse and the lack of cooperation of those involved. Whereas her motive is to insure the literacy program is funded, their motives with one exception are to inherit the money the lone exception would be the killer if he or she is still alive. The police support the family in that they resent this northern outsider intruding even on a cold case however she begins to win some of them over with her methods and they admire her moxie. This is one of the best cases Mrs. Fletcher (and Donald Bain) has worked on as she emotionally grieves the death of her friend, which also reminds her of her own mortality while working on an entertaining cerebral cold case whodunit.------------ Harriet Klausner
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GenealogyBuff More than 1 year ago
I have been a Murder She Wrote TV fan for years,and have read most of the books,Some times I would forget what I read and read again.
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Book_Worm1211 More than 1 year ago
If you want a good mystery series. Read these
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This book was a major disappointment, not up to the usual interesting read as a lover of Jessica Fletcher expects! The plot was so far fetched so as to be unbelievable! I do hope this is just one bad book and not the writer having gone dry. I am now reading "Murder On Parade" in the same series & so far, so good. I'll write a review once I am done!
EAGH More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the TV series from it's inception and have loved the books. I think I have read most of them. I look forward eagerly to the next one to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book