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Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1994
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Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC
Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher’s longtime collaborator, is the writer of over eighty books, many of them bestsellers.
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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.Read more ›
I absolutely love the Murder She Wrote tv series, and since the show is long over, I've been reading the books written by Donald Bain. I really liked this one because even though it was set away from Cabot Cove it still involved residents of Cabot Cove. I liked how Seth and Mort came up to help Jessica in the big city, and their impressions of NYC were great.
Jessica acknowledges that she's a big snoop and seeing her interactions within NYC and at various author events confirms this. She's a fun character to read, as she tries to solve the mystery before the police.
The mystery was really fascinating, especially as it is set in the seedier side of life, involving drug dealers.
I definitely intend to pick up more books in the Murder She Wrote series!
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Really good book love these books....love the show as well just fun easy to read mystery novels...Published 27 days ago by Crazy cat lady
As with the other books I have read so far....a very good read indeed!!!! Just purchased two more.Published 20 months ago by Patricia Vega
Awesome story line! Full of suspense! Didn't want to put it down!Published 21 months ago by mary padgett