Murder, She Wrote: A Deadly Judgment

Murder, She Wrote: A Deadly Judgment

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by Jessica Fletcher

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Murder, She Wrote Series , #5
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18 Years

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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: A Deadly Judgement 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
StephanieTiner 6 months ago
When a wealthy young man is accused of murdering his older brother, Jessica Fletcher heads to Boston to help with his defense. An old friend of Jessica’s, Malcolm McLoon, has taken on the case, and has asked Jessica to be one of his jury consultants. Jessica’s publisher believes that her next novel should be set inside the courtroom, so this is a perfect opportunity for some research. But when the defendant’s alibi, his girlfriend, is murdered, things take a turn for the worse. Can Jessica help solve the murders before McLoon’s case goes up in smoke? I was introduced to the “Murder, She Wrote” television series approximately six years ago. Until then, I was unaware of Jessica Fletcher and the mysteries she solves, and writes about. I’m a sucker for a cozy mystery and always have been, but until now have never had the opportunity to read a “Murder, She Wrote” mystery. This being my first Jessica Fletcher mystery, I was somewhat disappointed that it was a court case more than a who-dun-it. This is not the first “Murder, She Wrote” mystery, just the first one I have been able to get my hands on. I am happy that I read this book, and am looking forward to reading some of the first “Murder, She Wrote” mysteries. When I first began reading, I was surprised by the tone of the book, though, I’m not entirely sure why. I enjoyed this book. The plot is exciting from the beginning and the drama builds the longer you read. The characters are three dimensional and realistic. Some of the characters have less to them than I expected, especially for the ones that have an important role. Though, the fact that this story is written in first person point of view, explains some of that. My greatest complaint about this book deals more with the editorial aspect, rather than plot. I found a lot of mistakes in the text itself, misplaced words, misused words, and missing words mostly. The copy I read is a first printing, printed in 1996, though, so these issues have probably been corrected by now. It shocked me, since the Murder, She Wrote books and television series were such a big hit in the mystery genre. Needless to say, I enjoyed this book. At present I only have access to one more “Murder, She Wrote” novel and do plan to read and review it in the future. I would recommend this novel to fans of the television series as well as fans of “Matlock” and similar shows. Oh, and fans of mysteries, courtroom mysteries, and who-dun-it mysteries. I have received permission from the publishers at Signet, an imprint of Penguin Group Publishers, to use the cover image featured above.
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franFD More than 1 year ago
This book gave a lot of information about jurors, how they are picked, the questioning and what they thought. It told me things I never knew. The plot was excellent like all her books.
jans630 More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every Murder she Wrote books and there isn't a one I didn't like. I hope they keep writing them.
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luvacozy More than 1 year ago
For all lovers of Jessica Fletcher. "She" and Donald Bain have another hit between the covers of this delightful book.
NJMysteryMan More than 1 year ago
Reading the series in order, A Deadly Judgement, the sixth book in the series, starting with Gin & Daggers, is the best so far. A little change of pace, putting Jessica in the role of a jury consultant, for a murder case, but it works. The circumstances are a bit contrived, but once the case is under way, Donald Bain seems to have finally found out how to make the book work like a typical television episode of the show. The characters are pretty standard, with the exception of the lawyer, Malcolm McLoon. He's quite a character and I'm sorry that he isn't found in any other of the books in the series. I've been giving this series 3 stars, since they are easy to read, and tightly written. This book gets 4 stars because finally, the author has given us a decent mystery with actual clues the reader can follow. The mystery has two parts, the first part, the reader follows Jessica along and there's not much mystery, but I did enjoy the second part, which actually had a bit of a twist with a major clue that if you pay attention, you may spot. So, for the first time, I finished a Murder, She Wrote book and was pleasantly surprised. Otherwise, I nice change of pace, easy to read and one of the best books in the series so far.