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A Deadly Judgment
Jessica Fletcher, mystery writer from Cabot Cove, Maine, visits Boston to help Attorney Malcolm McLoon defend the wealthy Billy Brannigan who has been accused of killing his brother. The case becomes more serious when Brannigan's girlfriend is found dead. Jessica suspects a classic set-up. This seems even more possible when jurors, coincidently, are involved in deadly accidents. It's a race against time, as Jessica tries to find the real murderer before ...
A Little Yuletide Murder
A local "Santa Claus," Rory Brent, is murdered in Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica Fletcher, local mystery writer, is determined to find out who is responsible. The sheriff, and the entire town, believes Jake Walther, a bitterly mean man, is responsible. But Jessica doesn't think so, and so she seeks to find the real killer. ...
A Palette for Murder
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher, of Cabot Cove, Maine, visits the Hamptons on Long Island. Here, she plans on relaxing while taking a sketching class and doing some painting. Of course, Jessica never rests for very long. Soon, she is caught up in yet another mystery. A model turns up dead, and Jessica once again takes on the role of detective to find out who is behind this murder and why....
Blood on the Vine
Cabot Cove, Maine mystery writer, Jessica Fletcher visits the wine country of Napa Valley in order to do some research for her next book. Her "romantic interest," Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland, joins her there. It isn't long before murder interrupts their plans, and the two solve the mystery of the murders together. ...

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Brandy & Bullets
In Cabot Cove, Maine, the old Worrell Mansion is converted into the Worrell Institute for Creativity, an art colony where creative types can work while taking advantage of the spa and various psychological services. They can even undergo hypnotism. Shortly after the Institute's opening, musician Maureen Beaumont, is found shot in the head. It looks like a suicide, but the locals have their doubts. Then Jessica's friend, Norman Huffaker, disappears fro...
Gin & Daggers
Jessica Fletcher, mystery writer from Cabot Cove, Maine, visits London for the purpose of attending the International Society of Mystery Writers' convention. She becomes a suspect in the murder of Marjorie Ainsworth, her friend and mentor. And Jessica's "romantic interest," Inspector George Sutherland of the Scotland Yard, helps her to investigate and solve the crime. ...
Knock 'em Dead
Jessica Fletcher, famed mystery writer, has written a book that is to become a Broadway play. But while in New York, Jessica ends up investigating the murder of play's producer, Harry Schrumm. Jessica must solve this mystery before opening night and before she herself becomes a victim....
Majoring in Murder
Jessica Fletcher is a famous mystery writer from Cabot Cove, Maine. She is at a Midwest college campus where she is to teach a creative writing course when she experiences a severe tornado. Professor Newmark is killed, but Jessica can't understand why. He is the one who warned her to take proper shelter, but why didn't he follow his own advice? While investigating further into his death, Jessica uncovers some secrets deep underneath the campus itself. Sh...
Manhattans & Murder
Cabot Cove's resident mystery writer, Jessica Fletcher, must solve the mystery of who murdered the street-corner Santa also known as Waldo Morse, a former drug smuggler – all this, while keeping up with book signings and interviews. Jessica, as always, shows-up the police and takes the lead in the investigation. ...
Martinis & Mayhem
Jessica Fletcher, famed mystery writer from Cabot Cove, Maine, travels to San Francisco to promote her latest book. She is anticipates having a wonderful time there, as she is meeting up with her long-time romantic interest, George Sutherland, Scotland Yard Inspector. However, once again, Jessica takes on the task of solving another mystery. While giving a lecture at a woman's prison, an inmate slips a diary into Jessica's handbag. The diary explains how...

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Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch
Jessica decides to spend some time at her friend's Colorado ranch. Paul Molloy, another guest at the ranch, is stabbed to death, and Jessica takes the lead in the investigation of this murder. It isn't long before Paul's wife, Geraldine turns up dead also. Jessica investigates the staff and the other guests at the ranch to determine who is responsible for these murders. ...
Murder in a Minor Key
Jessica Fletcher, mystery writer from Cabot Cove, Maine, is in New Orleans for a writers' conference and for a chance to enjoy a jazz festival. While her friend, Wayne Copely, is searching for old jazz recordings by legend Little Red LeCoeur, Copely is murdered and found at the gravesite of an old "voodoo queen." The police write-off the death as an accident, but Jessica doesn't buy it and she finds out what really happened and why. ...
Murder She Wrote: Destruction Murder
NAL, Oct 2003, 19.95, 288 pp. ISBN 0451210484 Cabot Cove, Maine murder mystery writer Jessica Fletcher agrees to accompany her friend Reggie Weems, a train hobbyist, to the Track and Rail Club's annual meeting in Vancouver. Members of the group are going on a three day journey on the Whistler Northwind train run by B.C. Rails. The chairman of the club is Alvin Blevin, a high-power Vancouver lawyer who is very unpopular with certain members of t...
Provence–To Die For
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is set up to spend a month in Provence, France. She is enrolled in cooking lessons with famed chef Emil Bertrand when he ends up getting murdered. She and her new young friend, Mallory, become suspects when Bertrand's carving knife, the murder weapon, are found nearby. Jessica knows that she is innocent and that the police are barking up the wrong tree, so she begins her own investigation and, once again, solves the myster...
Rum & Razors
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher, of Cabot Cove, Maine, travels to St. Thomas. But instead of having a relaxing, pleasurable time, Jessica ends up getting involved in another mystery. Walter Marschalk, owner of the inn where Jessica is staying, is murdered. While the police follow all the wrong leads, Jessica uses her own unique approach to sleuthing and solves the mystery. ...
You Bet Your Life
Jessica Fletcher, mystery writer from Cabot Cove, Maine, travels to Las Vegas and helps defend her friend Martha who stands accused of killing her "high-rolling" husband. Jessica, while busy on the defense team and with giving interviews to Court TV, must investigate the deceased's previous wives and other various characters. ...


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