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Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1994

4.5 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
Book 2 of 43 in the Murder She Wrote Series

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Fictional author/sleuth Fletcher, in New York City on a book tour, witnesses the apparent murder of an old acquaintance from her hometown of Cabot Cove, ME. Her involvement leads her to corrupt police, drug deals, mistaken identities, and more murders--as well as intense media attention and even a brief stay in a jail cell. Characters are interesting and well developed although the mystery loses its momentum before the end. While a few of Beth Porter's New York accents are overdone, most are believable, and her Maine accents are convincing as she maintains the integrity of the characters through her presentation of their vocal personalities. There's lots of New York atmosphere, too. A light, enjoyable mystery without much depth. Recommended for larger collections.

Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC

Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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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, Jessica Fletcher’s longtime collaborator, is the writer of over eighty books, many of them bestsellers.

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Product Details

  • Series: Murder She Wrote (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (December 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451181425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451181428
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
For anyone who likes mysteries, this book is for you. It's suspenful yet light-hearted all at the same time. I promise you that this book won't be a dissapointment. You should read it.
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By A Customer on October 26, 1998
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This was the first book I have read in the series (after diligently watching every episode on TV) and I have to say it wasn't bad. I felt that some of her TV characters are better developed than one or two of the characters in the book. The ending was also a bit disappointing but overall it was not the worst book I have ever read. I am, however, looking forward to reading the rest.
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Jessica B. Fletcher, the famous character of the mystery writer from Cabot Cove played by Angela Lansbury, needs no introduction. After the TV series came to an end, fans have a new opportunity to further share into the lives of all those beloved characters through this saga of mystery novels.
The first installment, "Manhattans & murder" was published for the Christmas season of 1994. Jessica is in New York for Christmas, doing what most famous authors do when in this city: promoting a new novel through numerous book signings, cocktail parties, TV and radio interviews, etc. The book jumps right in: during her own Christmas shopping spree Jessica happens upon an old acquaintance from Cabot Cove. The man, who goes by the name of Waldo Morse, is working for charity as a Santa Claus on Fifth Avenue . Although Jessica hasn't seen him in years, she remembers that it was rumored back then he'd had to "bolt" from his own wife and children because of some involvement with drug dealers. When her friend recognizes her he tenses up, and asks her to come the next day to talk. But what she witnesses the next day is his murder - or is it? Things are never as they seem and Jessica, who has the curiosity of a cat, is determined to find out what's going on no matter what. For the purpose she disguises her personality, hires a private car, and goes to the most decrepit places in New York (spying from the security of a limousine, of course). Murder is always close to Jessica, who has to deal with an arrogant detective of not too good a fame.
Far from being a particularly interesting plot, it does give a good insight of the dark world of the Federal Witness Protection Program and the NYPD.
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There was just way too much going on in this book - it was much too chaotic to keep my interest. Jessica jumps in and out of taxis, rents limousines, flies back and forth to Maine, moves in and out of hotels - and does all of this in the same day. She's at book signings, radio shows, giving television interviews right and left as part of a book tour and does all of this within a matter of an hour or two. She constantly imposes herself into situations that are unrealistic she seems to expect strangers to answer her demands for information when they don't even know who she is. This particular mystery has to do with someone in the Witness Protection Program which could have been an interesting storyline but it is too obvious from the beginning as to what the conclusion will be. The book looses all credibility for me when Jessica, Seth, and Mort Metzger (a sheriff, no less!) all stand around and do nothing as three criminals hail a cab and drive away and not a single one of them bother to call 911 and try to stop them. Not something I highly recommend.
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Christmas is just mere weeks away. However, as opposed to spending the winter holidays among friends in Cabot Cove, Jessica Fletcher finds herself whisked away to the hustle and bustle of New York City to promote her latest mystery novel. In between book signings, appearances on Larry King Live, various interviews, hearty meals at posh restaurants, and a little holiday shopping, Jessica is excited to not only get a bit of much-needed rest, but re-connect with her publisher, and close friend, Vaughan Buckley, and his wife Olga. When Jessica recognizes a sidewalk Santa as Waldo Morse, one of the most notorious ex-citizens of Cabot Cove, however, she realizes that things will not be as relaxing as she originally thought. Waldo was a part of a big-time drug ring years ago, before disappearing from Cabot Cove without a trace. But since recognizing Jessica, the sidewalk Saint Nick is interested in getting together and discussing the past. When Jessica shows up for their meeting the next day, however, she witnesses Santa get shot, and is shocked to see that the NYPD are dragging their feet in collecting evidence for the murder. Jessica knows that something isn't right, and, with the help of her friends, Seth Hazlitt and Morton Metzger, along with a budding Post journalist named Bobby Johnson, is now determined to solve the murder of Waldo, to ease both her mind, and the mind of his estranged wife and children, back in Cabot Cove. However, the deeper that Jessica digs into the case, the more she realizes how crooked the police force, and supposed friends, can be; and must now watch her back, before the killer decides to strike again, and provide her with a very silent night.

This is my second MURDER, SHE WROTE novel, but it certainly won't be my last.
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