Murder, She Wrote: Martinis and Mayhem

Murder, She Wrote: Martinis and Mayhem

by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain

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Murder, She Wrote: Martinis and Mayhem by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain

Jessica Fletcher solves a murder by the bay in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series...

Cabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. Jessica can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda.

Actually, a visit to a women's prison is already on Jessica's schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bad. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband. Soon Jessica is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451185129
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Series: Murder, She Wrote Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 200,080
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.79(d)

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: Martinis and Mayhem 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the murder she wrote books for entertainment and this one fit the bill for a quick read. One thing that irked me was the reference to san francisco as san fran. No native of san francisco would call it that. Other than that the story took this reader on a nice little vacation. That is why i like to read cozy mysteries.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donald and Jessica have done it again. A wonderful book full of suspense and wonder.
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NJMysteryMan More than 1 year ago
Continuing my reviews of the Murder, She Wrote novels, in order, this is the 5th book in the series. With the exception of the 4th book, I've been rating these mysteries at 3 stars, simply because the books are easy reads and there's nothing wrong with them, but don't let the 3 star ratings fool you. I've been critizing the author for missing vital details from the television show. I've since found on the web that it wasn't entirely his fault, as Universal, who owns the rights to the show, didn't give him full character descriptions. So be it. This book actually flows the best out of the first 5, and for the most part I enjoyed it while I was reading it. It was nice to finally have Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland back in the books with Jessica, after having first been introduced in the first book of the series, Gin & Daggers. As usual, the author paints a wonderful picture of San Francisco, (he always has great details on all his settings in these books), and the story just moved along nicely, especially the budding romance between Jessica and George. However, the mystery, which is one of the reasons I tend to read a mystery novel, simply isn't a good one. The premise is sound: Jessica, having visited a women's prison to give a lecture on journal writing, with the hopes of giving the inmates a creative outlet, finds that one of them, Kimberly Steffer, has slipped her own private journal in Jessica's bag before she left. In it, Jessica learns her story, about how she feels she was innocent of the murder of her husband and that she was framed. Jessica, after looking into the facts of the case, begins to believe her and spends the rest of the story, trying to prove it. Unfortunately, as is usual so far in this series, the list of suspects is very short, the characters don't get much time to develope and the solution is hardly satisfying. Also, some things don't make sense. There is an attempt on Jessica's life, early on in the book, that I felt made no sense. Had it come later in the novel, as Jessica is learning more, I could see it. But it's place in the book simply seems silly to me. And the solution to one of the two deaths in this book is just plain lame. I can't say more, as I'd give away the ending, but if you've been reading the books in order, you'll find the same format and the answer is pretty close to the first few books. Again, I'm getting a bit tired of these same types of solutions in these books. This is a nice, easy read, fun in the journey, but the final destination is simply dull and tired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually, I try to finish any book I start, no matter how bad it is. However, this book was so lifeless and predictable, I barely got through half the book and had to put down for good. Sorry...could have been done a lot better!!