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Margarits & Murder (Murder She Wrote) Mass Market Paperback – September 5, 2006

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Book 24 of 43 in the Murder She Wrote Series

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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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PERMANENT VACATION?

All thoughts of having a quick lunch evaporated a few minutes later when a mariachi band stepped onto the terrace. I ate and listened to the band members as they threaded their way among the umbrellas to serenade each of the tables.
 The music helped ease the tension of my hectic last few weeks. It was nice to be on vacation. I love to travel, but book tours can be exhausting. While I enjoy meeting new people, especially readers, and seeing new places, it’s always a pleasant prospect to contemplate a few weeks with nothing specific to do but sit back and relax. No notes to take, no schedules to meet, no rush to catch another plane.
 Vaughan and Olga were the perfect hosts. They insisted I use their home as if it were mine. They had promised that I wouldn’t be in their way. “We’ll even ignore you, if that’s what you want.” Which, of course, wasn’t what I wanted at all. What I did want was time. Time to renew our acquaintance. Time to stretch out with a book. Time to take leisurely walks in a charming town. Just a peaceful vacation with old friends. It sounded wonderful.
But I was in for a rude awakening...

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Product Details

  • Series: Murder She Wrote (Book 24)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (September 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451219317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451219312
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dennis Phillips on November 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Over the course of this series Jessica's publisher Vaughan Buckley and his wife Olga have taken on a more and more important role. At first they would just appear on occasion when Jessica had finished a book or when she was in New York. Finally Jessica spent a vacation at an Inn near the Buckley's home in the Hamptons and in this entry she is spending some time with them in yet another of their vacation homes. This time, unlike Jessica's trip to the Hamptons, the Buckley's are at the very center of the story from beginning to end and despite missing Seth and Mort, I found this story to be a very refreshing change. I do however hope and expect to see the Cabot Cove crew back at the forefront of the next book.

Vaughan and Olga have purchased a vacation home in rural Mexico and Jessica goes for a visit. Once she is there she meets a large group of Americans and Canadians who have retired to the area. As usual, Donald Bain does an excellent job of creating the characters with whom Jessica will interact. Some are very likable while others were so irritating that I found myself hurrying to get through the sections in which they appeared. Just like real people however, all of these characters are not really all that they seem to be but with Jessica on the case no one's secrets are safe.

"The case" in this book involves the kidnapping of Vaughan Buckley while he is on a trip with the outgoing and gregarious Woody Manheim who is retired from the military. When the pair does not return on time Olga, who was against the trip from the beginning, calls the police who find the pair's abandoned car along with a blood soaked handkerchief.
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Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas & Murder

I'm usually enthralled by these and think I've seen almost all of the t.v. shows. However, this one was a dud, and went so far as to describe all the foods that were being eaten there. Boring!
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Yet another solid Murder She Wrote novel from the safe hands of Donald Bain, as always Mr Bain's easy to read style creates vivid images in you mind of people and places, his knack seems to be that he can do this witout the reader ever feeling that the story is becoming bogged down.

As others have mentioned the only real problem is Jesica's missing friends from back in Cabot Cove, not even the usual mention of the likes of Mort or Seth, or of Mara's Luncheonette or Charlene Sassi's bakery.

Still all told this is a solid installment in the series, can't wait for the next (which I believe is the final book in the current contact, however Mr Bain has just signed a contract for another four books in the series!)
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I always think the last Murder she wrote was the best but this was superb. Donald Bain really knows how to string along the reader while letting us look over Jessica's shoulder as she solves another murder. The only complaint I had with this book was all the baddies didn't get theirs in the end. There were a few crooks who needed a serious "legal spanking" and I wish the author had extended the book only by a few pages to issue a little more justice.

I recommend, for an enjoyable treat that you curl up and read this on a chilly, rainy afternoon/evening.
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This is one of the best Murder She Wrote books thus far. While normally the stories set in Cabot Cove are the most enjoyable, this one set in Mexico with her publisher friends is just as good. I completely forgot about Seth and Mort back home and this time they were not missed. There's a lot of action right from the start and the ending is very well done.
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Jessica Fletcher will always rate 5 stars with me. I have read many of her MURDER SHE WROTE books and have enjoyed them each and every one. She keeps profanity to a minimum and never exposes her readers to graphic sex. Still she does not come across as a goody2-shoes type writer. I love to match wits with her and try to solve the mystery ahead of her---but so far I never have!
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"Margaritas and Murder" is a standard par-for-the-course novel in the "Murder She Wrote" mystery series. Taking place in a small town in Mexico where her publisher and his wife have a summer home, the story revolves around the kidnapping of her publisher and the murder of another american who take I road trip together while she is visiting. In the midst of the investigating the murder/kidnapping on her own (as she always does) Jessica find herself dealing with an assorted cast of characters ranging from the other Americans who live in the small town, the local residents and the possibly corrupt government officials. It would have been easy for this book to portray the people of Mexico with the usual tired stereotypes, but for the most part, the locals are portrayed in a dignified fashion. There are some twists along the way, and the ending, while mildly surprising, is not out of this world for those who love the rest of the series. The writing, as usual, is easy to follow and makes an enjoyable afternoon read. It is not great literature - but it does make for a great afternoon of reading. If you have enjoyed the rest of the series, you will probably enjoy this one as well.
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