Thursday, November 8, 2018

Today I'm joining Berkley Mystery
in hosting author
Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land
and thier new release
Book 48 in the Murder, She Wrote Mysteries Mysteries

Jessica Fletcher investigates a mysterious manuscript with deadly consequences in the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series...

Jessica Fletcher has had plenty to worry about over her storied career, both as a bestselling novelist and amateur sleuth. But she never had any reason to worry about her longtime publisher, Lane Barfield, who also happens to be a trusted friend. When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of Lane, Jessica can't believe what she's reading. 

So when Barfield turns up dead, Jessica takes on the task of proving Barfield's innocence--she can't fathom someone she's known and trusted for so long cheating her. Sure enough, Jessica's lone wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies in Barfield's murder. Jessica knows something is being covered up, but what exactly? The trail she takes to answer that question reveals something far more nefarious afoot, involving shadowy characters from the heights of power in Washington. At the heart of Jessica's investigation lies a manuscript Barfield had intended to bring out after all other publishers had turned it down. The problem is that manuscript has disappeared, all traces of its submission and very existence having been wiped off the books.

With her own life now in jeopardy, Jessica refuses to back off and sets her sights on learning the contents of that manuscript and what about it may have led to several murders. Every step she takes brings her closer to the truth of what lies in the pages, as well as the person who penned them.


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The tone of the Murder, She Wrote, has changed in this newest installment. And that makes sense since there is a new author writing the series. Suspense/thriller writer, Jon Land, now helms this 48 book series. This is his second book in the series and his voice is heard much clearer.  

MSW: MANUSCRIPT FOR MURDER is a cozy mixed with thriller. This is not something I expect, nor look for from this series. Jessica Fletcher with an edge just doesn’t work for me. It doesn’t fit with who she is and the long legacy of the character.

With all of that being said, there’s no argument Mr. Land is a good writer. If I didn’t know this series, I would have found it to be a good mystery.


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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I loved the TV show but this book series is just not for me. Happy Friday!

  2. Thanks for the warning. I hope they don't continue with thriller stories.

  3. Thanks for you review and information on "MURDER, SHE WROTE MANUSCRIPT FOR MURDER" by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land.

    Sometimes it hard to disassociate a newer or different version of what we have seen for so many years. I would love to try to read it with open eyes - even if I would more than likely compare it to the old shows.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net