Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder

Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder

by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
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Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher learns that Manhattan is murder at Christmastime...

Promoting her latest book brings bestselling mystery writer Jessica Fletcher to New York for Christmas. Her schedule includes book signings, restaurants, department stores...and murder?

It all begins with a sidewalk Santa staring at Jessica with fear and recognition. Behind the beard is Waldo Morse, former drug smuggler and the most notorious citizen of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica hasn't a clue as to how he ended up as a street corner Saint Nick, but she agrees to meet him at two o'clock the next day.

Jessica shows up with her camera, but in no time at all Santa is dead. While the police are strangely slow on their feet, and the dead man's wife uncommonly fast on the run, Jessica decides to do what she does best:strategically snoop around and graciously outwit the pros on both sides of the law...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451181428
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1994
Series: Murder, She Wrote Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 197,935
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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: Manhattans and Murder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cozy mystery full of twists and plenty of sudspense
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For anyone who likes Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher you'll love this! It's a must read for anyone who likes mystery and suspense stories. The rest of the series are equally good!
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NJMysteryMan More than 1 year ago
Though sometimes thought to be the first book in the Murder, She Wrote Series, this is actually the second book, following Gin and Daggers. Once again, I gave this book three stars but it really only rates about 2 and a half. It's always great to see Jessica Fletcher again, but Donald Bain still hasn't found the right story that fits in with the TV Show. Granted, these are his interpretations based on the show, but as I stated in my Gin and Daggers review, if your going to write a Murder, She Wrote book, it should follow the source. This book also suffers from the fact that the plot feels like the first novel, except that instead of London, we're in NYC. Again, as in his first book, Bain seems to enjoy the city setting and is an adept tour guide. However, I feel this book missed that Christmas in New York feel he may have been going for. I won't go into detail, but the plot is again more of a police procedural. The story hinges on the seamy side of the witness protection program. Though the plot is plausible and the solution makes sense, this really isn't much of a mystery. There's a very small cast of characters, so really what are we detecting? The subject matter is not the light and cozy plot threads that fans of the show enjoy. And there isn't much to detect. No special clues to spot or dialogue clues to ferret out. And most times, it doesn't even feel as if Jessica is detecting anything. Again, she seems to stumble into things and eventually is handed the answer. I like my mysteries to be logical, with fair-play clues to spot and a neat solution. They may not be plausible, but they're fun. Still, this book is one of the better ones in the series. Definately read them in order, as a few details about Gin and Daggers are referenced in this book. All in all, not a bad book, but not great and definately not the Jessica Fletcher story your used to. However, as the series goes on, some of the books eventually hit a better stride.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a curse to all students! (in a good way) I keep skipping my homework to read the rest of these books! They are great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of tbe best books I have ever read! I would recommend it to anybody.