Murder She Wrote Books in Order

The Murder She Wrote books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Murder She Wrote books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Murder, She Wrote Books

The Murder of Sherlock Holmes

Anderson, James 1985
A costume party at her publisher's country estate involves mystery writer Jessica Fletcher in the murder of a guest dressed as Sherlock Holmes and with a roomful of suspects Read More

Hooray for Homicide

Anderson, James 1985
Jessica Fletcher, a successful New England mystery writer, investigates a millionaire's disappearance at sea and the murder of a Hollywood producer who was working on one of Jessica's novels Read More

Lovers and Other Killers

Anderson, James 1986
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher takes a vacation, first to Seattle, where she tracks a killer hiding in the groves of academe, and then to Kentucky, where a fox hunt has fatal consequences Read More

Gin & Daggers

Fletcher, Jessica 1989

Jessica Fletcher is off to London to deliver the keynote address at a mystery writers convention. She's also looking forward to seeing her mentor, Marjorie Ainsworth, who's hosting a party on her estate to celebrate her latest book. But a routine business trip becomes murderous business--when Jessica discovers Marjorie stabbed to death in her own bedroom.

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Manhattans & Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 1994

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher learns that Manhattan is murder at Christmastime...Promoting her latest book brings bestselling mystery writer Jessica Fletcher to New York for Christmas. Her schedule includes book signings, restaurants, department stores.

..and murder?It all begins with a sidewalk Santa staring at Jessica with fear and recognition. Behind the beard is Waldo Morse, former drug smuggler and the most notorious citizen of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica hasn't a clue as to how he ended up as a street corner Saint Nick, but she agrees to meet him at two o'clock the next day.

Jessica shows up with her camera, but in no time at all Santa is dead. While the police are strangely slow on their feet, and the dead man's wife uncommonly fast on the run, Jessica decides to do what she does best: strategically snoop around and graciously outwit the pros on both sides of the law.

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Rum & Razors

Fletcher, Jessica 1995

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series continues as Jessica Fletcher embarks on a murderous vacation...After a cold winter in Cabot Cove, Maine, and with another soon-to-be bestseller on the way to her publisher, mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is off to balmy St.

Thomas with its aquamarine sea and white sand beaches.But from the moment Jessica arrives at a four-star inn nestled by a beautiful lagoon, she senses trouble in paradise. Yet the gourmet food and the beautiful sunsets chase away Jessica's concerns..

.until she finds the owner's body at the edge of the lagoon. The island police think that a hot-tempered ex-employee is the killer. But for cool-headed Jessica it's time to unpack her talent for sleuthing and find the real serpent in this Eden...

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Brandy and Bullets

Fletcher, Jessica 1995

Jessica Fletcher must catch an artistic killer in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series...Cozy Cabot Cove, Maine, has a country luncheonette, but not much high culture. Mystery author Jessica Fletcher is the only writer in residence, but the renovation of the local Worrell mansion into an art colony may bring scores of artistic people to town.

No one, however, expected a creative killer.The posh retreat offers struggling aritsts a European spa, psychiatry, and even hypnotism. But soon the retreat begins to look like a health hazzard. A suicide attempt and a brutal murder quickly arouse the sheriff's attention—and Jessica's.

And when an old friend mysteriously disappears, Jessica fears a twisted genius is at work writing a scenario for murder—putting Jessica's own life on the line.

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Martinis & Mayhem

Fletcher, Jessica 1995

Jessica Fletcher solves a murder by the bay in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series...Cabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. Jessica can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland.

She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda.Actually, a visit to a women's prison is already on Jessica's schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bad. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband.

Soon Jessica is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be..

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A Deadly Judgment

Fletcher, Jessica 1996

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher searches for justice in Beantown...Jessica is off to Boston to help her eccentric lawyer friend, Malcolm McLoon, defend a tycoon accused of fratricide. Her uncanny sleuthing talents will come in handy when the two old acquaintances dive into the case with their characteristic vigor.

But when the defendant's girlfriend—and his only alibi—is found dead in her apartment, the case takes one more murderous turn for the worse. Is someone out to make sure the accused gets convicted? Jessica has her suspicions, especially when the jurors become victims of deadly accidents.

With only her gut feelings at work for her, Jessica must outwit the tenacious prosecutor and find the real culprit—before the killer finds her...

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A Palette for Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 1996

Jessica Fletcher must solve a homicide in the Hamptons in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series...Jessica has come to the elegant Hamptons on Long Island's gold coast for a sinfully sweet spell in the sun and a chance to indulge her secret burning passion: painting.

In this place where the arts flower and artists flock, she finds a sketching class where she can try to make her dreams of da Vinci-hood come true.But Jessica has only a brief time behind an easel before she finds herself under the gun to solve a mystery as tantalizing as its victim.

A lovely young model lies like a corpse on the studio floor, and Jessica needs no painter's eye to realize that her look of death is no pose. Soon, Jessica finds herself involved in a case where a mysterious masterpiece, a mountain of money, a mourning millionaire, and a slightly mad painter lead her down a twisting trail of illusion and confusion.

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The Highland Fling Murders

Fletcher, Jessica 1997

Jessica Fletcher and a group of friends from Cabot Cove take off for the British Isles and end up at a castle in Scotland in this Murder, She Wrote mystery...Scotland's most celebrated witch, executed long ago with a pitchfork through her heart, is said to haunt Inspector George Sutherland's family castle in the village of Wick.

It's an intriguing tale and after a British book tour, Jessica accepts Sutherland's invitation to bring her Cabot Cove friends to the heather-covered Highlands. Indeed, after "roamin' in the gloamin'" with the handsome inspector, she spots a spectral woman in white in the gloomy castle.

But Jessica's blood runs cold when she later finds a local lass executed in the same way as the legendary witch.Something is very vile in Wick. It's a case of evil, greed, and murder that pits Jessica Fletcher against a killer from this world—or maybe the next.

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Murder on the QE2

Fletcher, Jessica 1997

Bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher is invited to travel to London on the grand dame of ocean liners, the Queen Elizabeth II, as one of seven guest lecturers. The night they set sail, a fellow speaker is found brutally murdered.

Now Jessica has just four days at sea to find the killer...before she finds more of her colleagues, or even herself, dead in the water!

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Murder in Moscow

Fletcher, Jessica 1998

Mystery writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher visits Moscow as part of a United States publishing group to help Russia succeed as a democracy. But the poisoning of a Russian publisher, who possessed information which could topple the government in power, places her in a dangerous situation.

Jess turns to the American Embassy for help, only to discover that the United States government is involved...

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A Little Yuletide Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 1998

Jessica Fletcher unwraps the deadly puzzle of who killed “Santa Claus” to ruin Cabot Cove’s Christmas cheer in this holiday mystery in the long-running series. Jessica Fletcher is planning to spend a cozy holiday in Cabot Cove. But when Rory Brent—the man who played St.

Nick at the small town’s yearly Christmas Eve celebration—is found shot to death on his farm, there will be no peace on earth until his killer is found. Snooping into Cabot Cove’s past for a motive, Jessica is determined to deliver the killer before Christmas.

The trouble is, the next sound she hears this silent night may be a scream—her own...

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Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch

Fletcher, Jessica 1999

While visiting an old friend's ranch in Colorado, bestselling mystery author Jessica Fletcher is caught in a fiendish plot of revenge when one of the guests is found stabbed to death. Soon after, the victim's wife is also discovered murdered in a gruesome fashion.

With the police at a loss, and the rest of the ranch guests on edge, Jessica decides to do some research into the past of some of the less than cordial guests. What she discovers may help her crack the case...if it doesn't get her killed first!

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Knock 'em Dead

Fletcher, Jessica 1999
When one of her mystery books is turned into a Broadway play, Jessica hits the Big Apple to help out the production. But when dead bodies offstage start upstaging the performers onstage, it's up to Jess to drop the curtain on a killer! Read More

Trick or Treachery

Fletcher, Jessica 2000

Jessica Fletcher gets spooked in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series...It's late October in Cabot Cove, and as Halloween approaches, something strange is in the air. The arrival of a self-righteous, fire-and-brimstone spiritual medium has some townspeople on the lookout for curses and evil omens; a reclusive, eccentric woman has others whispering that she is a real-life witch; and the upcoming annual Halloween party has Jessica Fletcher frantically searching for the perfect costume.

Then the whole town ends up spooked when the alleged witch ends up dead in the graveyard, and everyone at the party is a suspect. Jess takes it upon herself to stir through a witches' brew of motives—and concocts a scary scheme of her own to make sure a guilty ghoul doesn't get away with murder.

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Blood on the Vine

Fletcher, Jessica 2001

Jessica Fletcher must solve a wine country caper when she takes a trip to Napa Valley in this mystery in in the long-running series.Jessica Fletcher is visiting California wine country while doing research for her next book, and invites her old friend, Scotland Yard detective George Sutherland to join her at a cozy Bed and Breakfast.

No sooner do they arrive than they find the valley abuzz over the murder of a waiter at the restaurant owned by infamous ex-Hollywood heavyweight Bill Ladington. Ladington’s blatant womanizing and involvement in a bitter vineyard land dispute have already marked him as a dubious character—and a possible suspect.

But when Ladington turns up dead himself from a supposed “suicide,” Jessica knows that a murderer is on the loose—and with a little help from George, she must try and bottle up a motive for murder from an extensive list of less-than-vintage suspects.

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Murder in a Minor Key

Fletcher, Jessica 2001

A Funeral in New OrleansJessica Fletcher has a writer’s conference in New Orleans and can’t resist staying an extra week for the annual Jazz Festival. In her short time there, she gets a chance to sample everything the city has to offer— its delectable food, its wonderful music and, of course, its unique brand of murder and corruption…Arts critic Wayne Copely is desperately searching for the fabled recordings of New Orleans jazz legend Little Red LeCoeur.

But when he hears that his old friend Jessica Fletcher is in town, he’s more than happy to take a break from work and give her an insider’s view of the festival. Unfortunately, her jazz lesson and his search are tragically cut short when he turns up dead next to the grave of an old voodoo queen.

And when the cops pass off the bizarre event as a mere ‘accidental death’, it’s up to Jessica to get to the bottom of it...

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Provence to Die for

Fletcher, Jessica 2002
In her seventeeth book adventure, bestselling author Jessica Fletcher travels to provence for some haute cuisine, and becomes embroiled in a culinary murder mystery. Read More

You Bet Your Life

Fletcher, Jessica 2002

A SETUP IN SIN CITY When her old friend Martha decided to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher made the trip to watch her walk down the aisle. But what were the odds that she’d be back two years later—to watch Martha stand accused of her husband’s murder? Jessica’s never been one to gamble, but she’s willing to bet that Martha isn’t guilty.

Martha’s husband was a high-rolling Las Vegas local with three ex-wives and plenty of jealous acquaintances. After joining Martha’s defense team, Jessica combs through the man’s past to find the real killer. But as the media attention grows—and Jessica is interviewed by the news anchors of Court TV—the stakes are raised, and Jessica learns how to play for keeps.

  

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Majoring In Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2003

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher uncovers scandal on a college campus...Celebrity mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is riding out Schoolman College’s first tornado in over sixty years. As a visiting professor, she is there to teach a creative writing class.

But after two men choose to brave the tornado rather than take shelter and one of them is found dead—Jessica finds herself nagged by the question: Why?   The local police rule Professor Newmark’s demise an accident. But Jessica thinks that someone on the sleepy midwestern campus has been taking lessons in murder.

For starters, Newmark feared for his life at the time of his death. Was he just an eccentric academic—or was someone really after him? For persistent Jessica, there is no shortage of clues—or suspects. In fact, hidden behind Schoolman’s ivy-covered walls are secrets that even Jessica could not have imagined…and enough motives for murder to produce more than one campus body.

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Destination Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2003

Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher takes a three-night train trip with her friend and his railroad association through scenic British Columbia. But when a member of the entourage takes a sip of a Bloody Mary and dies, police begin investigating.The suspects gather in the Starlight Express dinner car, and it's up to Jessica to do some unplanned sleuthing before everyone's plans are derailed by death.

 

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Dying to Retire

Fletcher, Jessica 2004

Jessica Fletcher is in a Florida retirement community for the funeral of a dear old friend whose heart gave out-only to discover that the woman's death from natural causes may have been artificially induced.With the help of a feisty group of young-in-spirit retirees, Jessica must track down the clues and find out who prescribed the fatal treatment.

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A Vote for Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2004
Jessica Fletcher is in Washington, D.C., to support a new literary initiative set forth by a prominent senator. But when the senator's chief-of-staff dies mysteriously, Jessica discovers just how deadly politics can be. Read More

The Maine Mutiny

Fletcher, Jessica 2005

Jessica Fletcher is pitching in to help Cabot Cove's first Lobster Festival by writing an article about the lifestyle of the local lobstermen. But instead of getting the story, she becomes tangled in a net of intrigue and murder. And she better sink her claws into this puzzling case-or she may find herself becoming the next catch of the day.

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Margaritas and Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2005

San Miguel de Allende is a picturesque town in central Mexico’s highlands that attracts artists, retirees, and those in need of some rest and relaxation. So when publisher Vaughan Buckley and his wife, Olga, invite Jessica to join them for a little R & R, she jumps at the opportunity to spend time basking in the sun and enjoying Mexican culture with her friends.

But there are those who don’t share Jessica’s appreciation for the arts. Ruthless kidnappers abduct Vaughan and demand a considerable ransom for his safe return—or else Olga will be made a widow. Jessica can’t imagine why local criminals would be interested in Vaughan.

To solve the mystery, she turns her attention to his friends in San Miguel—friends who don’t appreciate Jessica poking her nose into their business....

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A Question of Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2006

Jessica Fletcher is in the Berkshires attending a writers’ conference at a historic mansion where her friends the Savoys are hosting a murder-mystery party. As both a crime solver and a mystery author, Jessica is an old hand at this kind of thing. So she swears to the Savoys that she won’t reveal the secrets of their play and goes about enjoying the weekend with her colleagues.

But when a young actor’s murder scene appears all too real, no one can tell what’s scripted and what isn’t. They say the show must go on, but everyone is wondering: Who really dunit?

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Three Strikes and You're Dead

Fletcher, Jessica 2006

Score a Home Run with the USA Today Bestselling series-over 3.5 million copies in print Visiting her old friends the Duffys in Arizona, Jessica watches their foster son Ty hit the winning run in an AA league playoff game. She and the Duffys are thrilled, but team owner Harrison Bennett is not-his son Junior and Ty are bitter rivals.

Then Junior Bennett is found dead, his head caved in with a baseball bat. He and Ty were last seen fighting outside a bar, and Ty can't remember the rest of the night. Jessica finds it hard to believe such a fine young man would wreck his life in a moment of anger.

And when she starts looking into the case, she finds that for some people, baseball is more than just a game...

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Coffee, Tea, or Murder?

Fletcher, Jessica 2007

A brand new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series from America's favorite sleuth. Ms. Fletcher learns that the friendly skies aren't so friendly after all. When Cabot Cove's own Wayne Silverton debuts his new airline, he invites Jessica Fletcher and other locals on the inaugural flight from Boston to London.

Jessica is thrilled for the opportunity to visit her dear friend, Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland. But the reunion hits turbulence when George is called to the airport to investigate the apparent murder of Wayne Silverton. Jessica and George decide to put their sleuthing skills together.

But there's a full passenger list of suspects-and Jessica's going to have to catch a killer before she can catch a flight home.

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Panning for Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2007

Jessica?s plans to enjoy a relaxing cruise to Alaska are dashed when her friend Kathy Copeland joins her. Kathy?s sister vanished from the very same vessel on a prior voyage, and though Wilimena often disappeared on flights of fancy, this time Kathy is convinced of foul play.

The Copeland sisters had a notorious aunt?the most famous madam in Alaskan history?who, rumor has it, struck it rich during the Gold Rush. It seems the daring Wilimena has gone in search of the treasure, and may have attracted the wrong kind of attention.

Suddenly, Jessica?s vacation becomes a challenging investigation. And before she and Kathy are even halfway to their destination, Jessica senses that someone is watching every move they make.

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Murder on Parade

Fletcher, Jessica 2008

Get ready for some serious fireworks with the newest installment in the USA Today Bestselling series? MORE THAN 4.5 million copies in print! Every Fourth of July, the town of Cabot Cove hosts an elaborate celebration?and no one is more enthusiastic than the town?s newest resident, corporate mogul Joseph Lennon.

He?s desperate to give the town an unwanted 21st century makeover, including financing a fireworks extravaganza to rival New York City?s. But when Lennon?s lifeless body is found floating in the water outside his office, Jessica Fletcher has no choice but to investigate her fellow Cabot Cove citizens to find out if one of them is capable of murder.

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A Slaying in Savannah

Fletcher, Jessica 2008

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series continues as Jessica Fletcher attempts to solve a million dollar mystery...Jessica is surprised to learn that her old friend, Tillie Mortelaine, has bequeathed Jessica one million dollars—as long as she solves a decades-old mystery.

She must find out who murdered Tillie’s fiancé, Wanamaker Jones, who’d been shot to death during a New Year’s Eve party in Tillie’s home.   As instructed by Tillie’s lawyer, Jessica arrives in Savannah and settles into Tillie’s mansion.

There she discovers that the spirit of Wanamaker Jones is still very much alive—and that there are those in Savannah looking to cash in on both Tillie’s demise and Jessica’s failure. Now, Jessica must uncover the ghosts of history—and deal with a few pesky spirits in the present—if she is to put the past to rest and solve a murder.

Hopefully she won't wind end up getting put to rest herself...

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Madison Avenue Shoot

Fletcher, Jessica 2009

It's lights... Camera... Murder! The USA Today bestselling series-more than 4.5 million copies in print When Jessica Fletcher's nephew, Grady, asks her to visit him in New York City, she's happy to reunite. The production firm Grady works for is creating commercials featuring big-name celebrities, and he has proposed that Jessica star in one.

She reluctantly agrees. But when one of the most creative-and despised-bigwigs is found murdered on the set, there's a long list of suspects. And Jessica soon finds herself not just a witness in a murder case-but the only one who can uncover the killer.

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A Fatal Feast

Fletcher, Jessica 2009

The bird is the world in the USA Today bestselling series Jessica Fletcher would like to relax as Thanksgiving comes to Cabot Cove, but she's hosting a bountiful dinner for an ever-growing guest list. She couldn't be happier with the results-until she stumbles upon a body with a carving knife stuck in its chest.

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Nashville Noir

Fletcher, Jessica 2010
Weeks after young Cabot Cove singer Cyndi Gabriel is sent on scholarship to Nashville, everyone is stunned when she's charged with the murder of a brash music publisher. Now it's up to Jessica to uncover the truth, or poor Cyndi will never get the chance for an encore. Read More

The Queen's Jewels

Fletcher, Jessica 2010

Jessica Fletcher has always wanted to take a transatlantic voyage on the legendary Queen Mary 2. Now, she's finally getting her chance. But when the investigation of a stolen diamond follows her up the gangplank, she must try to enjoy the sumptuous seaborne surroundings while searching for a priceless diamond-and the person desperate enough to take a life for it.

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Skating on Thin Ice

Fletcher, Jessica 2011

Olympic pairs figure skating hopeful Christine Allen is training in Cabot Cove under the tutelage of former gold medalist Brian Devlin and partnered with up-and-coming Russian skater Alexei Olshansky. But when a series of mysterious "accidents" occur-leading to the death of one of the skaters-Jessica Fletcher suspects someone is getting away with cold-blooded murder.

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The Fine Art of Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2011

FRAMED? Jessica’s art-viewing Italian vacation is interrupted by a pair of gunmen who steal a painting and kill a retired police officer in the process. Agreeing to help identify the crooks should they be caught, Jessica returns to Cabot Cove and puts the shocking experience behind her.

Months later, Wayne Simsbury, the stepson of an old friend, comes to her for help. Wayne’s father has been shot to death. Not only has Wayne’s stepmother, Marlise, been charged with the murder, but Wayne himself claims to have witnessed the crime.

Unsure what to do, he has sought out Jessica—the one person his stepmother had always claimed could help with any problem. Now, on top of a seemingly open-and-shut murder case to crack in Chicago, Jessica finds herself back in Italy helping the police make their case against the art thieves—and she faces a looming danger that may connect the Italian killers to the fate of her old friend.

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Trouble at High Tide

Fletcher, Jessica 2012

IS JACK BACK? After a national book tour, Jessica lands in sunny Bermuda for some well-earned relaxation. But when she arrives, the local population is abuzz over a trio of brutal murders, each bearing an eerie resemblance to the infamous Jack the Ripper killings.

With the Ripper on everyone’s mind, Jessica attends a lavish party at the waterfront mansion of her friend and host, Judge Thomas Betterton. But when Jessica takes a walk on the pink-sanded beach, she stumbles upon the body of one of the partygoers.

Jessica contemplates heading home, but decides against it when her old friend Scotland Yard inspector George Sutherland is dispatched to Bermuda to investigate the murders. Jessica is soon drawn into the case, and she finds herself dangerously close to the killer

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Domestic Malice

Fletcher, Jessica 2012

HOMEGROWN HOMICIDE Jessica is volunteering at the Cabot Cove women’s shelter when a woman walks in bruised physically and mentally. Her husband is a well-respected businessman in town. Could this paragon of virtue be abusing his wife? Despite Jessica’s support and advice, the woman refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the abuse.

But a few days later the entire town is shocked to hear that domestic abuse has turned to murder. Investigating the crime, Jessica soon discovers that the woman’s family has secrets and lies that go beyond domestic violence—and that the real killer may be hiding behind a wall of silence that could send the wrong person to prison.

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Prescription for Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2013

In the newest novel in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher must diagnose a killer with a taste for bad medicine… Jessica’s latest book tour brings her to Tampa, Florida, where she meets up with an old friend, Cabot Cove’s Dr. Seth Hazlitt.

Seth is in town visiting Alvaro Vasquez, a renowned physician who is developing a potentially groundbreaking cure for Alzheimer’s disease. If he’s successful, his American backers stand to make millions. But there’s a growing fear that the drug may fall into the wrong hands.

Jessica attends a party at Vasquez’s lavish home, but the celebration ends abruptly when Vasquez seems to be struck by lightning. Jessica and Seth do some digging into the physician’s checkered past and learn that his death was no accident. As they work together to find a cure for the common killer, they become enmeshed in international intrigue involving the local police, the FBI, and the CIA—and begin to wonder whether they’ll ever see Cabot Cove again.

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Close-up on Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2013

THE LAST SHOT Cabot Cove is being invaded—by Hollywood. One of Jessica’s older novels is being adapted into a big-budget movie. The producer has decided to shoot on location, since the book was loosely based on a murder that shocked Cabot Cove several years earlier.

Unfortunately, everyone on the set seems to have a hidden agenda. A novice director wants his shot at the big time. The lead actress has many unreasonable demands. Her astrologer sees trouble in the stars. And a stranger on the movie lot is stalking Jessica.

When a body is found on the set, a strip of celluloid film wrapped around its neck, there’s a cast and crew of possible suspects. With tensions between locals and the Hollywood horde mounting, Jessica must find the killer before anyone else is left on the cutting room floor.

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Aloha Betrayed

Fletcher, Jessica 2014

New in the USA Today bestselling series—Jessica Fletcher finds herself in a tropical paradise where “aloha” means both hello and goodbye. But sometimes, the goodbye is permanent…Jessica is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, giving a lecture on community involvement in police investigations.

Her co-lecturer is legendary retired detective Mike Kane, who shares his love of Hawaiian lore, legends, and culture with Jessica. But the talking stops when the body of a colleague is found at the rocky foot of a cliff.Mala Kapule, a botanist and popular professor at Maui College, was known for her activism and efforts on behalf of the volcanic crater Haleakala.

Plans to place the world’s largest solar telescope there split the locals, with Mala arguing fiercely to preserve the delicate ecology of the area.Now it’s up to Jessica and Mike to uncover who was driven to silence the scientist…and betray the spirit of aloha.

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Death of a Blue Blood

Fletcher, Jessica 2014

In the latest mystery in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher rings in the New Year with British aristocracy, but someone’s about to end the life of the party.…A VERY PROPER MURDERJessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year’s Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher.

Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady’s maid in the garden.While their host, Lord Norrance, his family, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out.

As midnight beckons at the ball, the merriment crashes to a halt when Norrance falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned—and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy. Now it’s up to Jessica and George to find the killer—or killers—before another corpse welcomes in the New Year.

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Killer in the Kitchen

Bain, Donald 2015

In the latest mystery in the USA Today bestselling series, there’s a battle brewing between two eateries, and Jessica Fletcher will have to get cooking to find a killer...A BEEF WITH LEBOEUF   Jessica loves the Fin & Claw restaurant, owned by young Cabot Cove couple Brad and Marcie.

The eatery is the couple’s dream come true, but it’s quickly turning into a nightmare.   Famed chef Gérard Leboeuf has decided to open his brand of bistro right next to theirs. Given the competition, the charming chef’s manner soon turns sour.

Tensions rise hot and fast until they boil over, leading to a nasty confrontation between Leboeuf and Brad.   So when one chef is found with a knife planted in his chest, the other becomes the prime suspect. But there’s a long list of those who had a motive to kill in this kitchen war, and it’s up to Jessica to uncover who really added murder to the menu.

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The Ghost and Mrs Fletcher

Fletcher, Jessica 2015

Now in paperback in the USA Today bestselling series—Jessica Fletcher cleans house to catch a killer who hasn’t got a ghost of a chance.UNREAL ESTATEJessica’s friend, Eve Simpson, has recently taken on the task of selling one of Cabot Cove’s oldest properties—the Spencer Percy House.

Its current occupant, Cliff Cooper, is convinced he’s about to die and wants the house sold so he can give the proceeds to his grandson. But Eve’s got quite a challenge on her hands. Not only is the building in deplorable physical condition, it is also rumored to be haunted.

 When Cliff’s deadly premonition becomes a reality, some people aren’t sure he died of natural causes. Now, as Jessica tries to get to the bottom of Cliff Cooper’s death, a medium hired by Eve attempts to rid the house of the alleged apparition.

But if Jessica isn’t careful, she may be the one who joins the ranks of the dearly departed.

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Design For Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2016

In the newest in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher visits New York City during Fashion Week, only to discover that someone has rather fatal designs...KILLER COUTUREJessica is in Manhattan to attend the debut of new designer Xandr Ebon—formerly Sandy Black of Cabot Cove.

He’s introducing his evening wear collection to the public and—more important—to the industry’s powers that be: the stylists, magazine editors, buyers, and wealthy clientele who can make or break him.At the show, the glitz and glamour are dazzling until a young new model shockingly collapses and dies.

Natural causes? Perhaps. But when another model is found dead, a famous cover girl and darling of the paparazzi, the fashion world gets nervous.Two models. Two deaths. Their only connection? Xandr Ebon. Jessica’s crime-solving instincts are put to the test as she sorts through the egos, the conflicts of interest, the spiteful accusations, and the secrets, all while keeping an amorous detective at arm’s length.

But she’ll have to dig deep to uncover a killer. A designer’s career is on the line. And another model could perish in a New York minute.

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Hook, Line, and Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2016

The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher takes a relaxing getaway that turns into a reel deadly situation...  Jessica enters a fly-fishing competition at a nearby lake. Joining her is the sheriff’s wife, Maureen Metzger, who surprises Jess with her enthusiasm for the sport.

Their guide, however, is a surprise to both....   Brian Kinney is an ex-con. Jailed as an accomplice to convicted killer Darryl Jepson, Brian was later exonerated, but not before spending seven years behind bars. He seems like a decent enough fellow.

Just someone trying to rebuild his life as a family man and fishing guide.   Yet when Jepson breaks out of prison vowing revenge, and the lawyer for both men is found murdered, Cabot Cove becomes the focus of the nation as local, state, and federal authorities descend on Jessica’s hometown.

And to add to the tension, Maureen has gone missing. Is she lost or is she a hostage? Jess soon finds herself caught in a net full of lies, deceit, and ulterior motives. In order to save her friend, she’ll need to find some answers by hook or by crook…

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A Date with Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2018

Jessica Fletcher investigates a friend's murder and a dangerous dating service in the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series...Jessica Fletcher takes up the case of her good friend Barbara "Babs" Wirth after Babs' husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder.

At the heart of her suspicions lies a sinister dating site Hal had used while he and Babs were having marital issues, a site that may be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges.

Jessica teams up with a brilliant young computer hacker to follow the trail but as she gets closer to the truth, two near misses force her to realize that she may very well be the next victim. The stakes have never been this high as Jessica finds herself being stalked by the killer she is trying to catch.

She must now set the perfect trap to avoid her very own date with murder.

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Manuscript for Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2019

Jessica Fletcher investigates a mysterious manuscript with deadly consequences in the latest mass-market reprint in this USA Today bestselling series....Jessica Fletcher has had plenty to worry about over her storied career, both as a bestselling novelist and as an amateur sleuth.

But she never had any reason to worry about her longtime publisher and trusted friend, Lane Barfield. 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 his innocence.

Sure enough, Jessica's lone-wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies. Jessica knows something is being covered up, but what exactly? The trail she takes to answer that question reveals something far more nefarious is afoot, involving shadowy characters from the heights of power in Washington.

At the heart of Jessica's investigation is a manuscript Barfield had intended to publish, after all other publishers had turned it down. The problem is the manuscript has disappeared, with 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 might have led to several murders. Every step she takes brings her closer to the truth of what lies in the pages, as well as to the person who penned them.

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Murder in Red

Fletcher, Jessica 2019

In the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series, Jessica loses a loved one to unnatural causes and sets her sights on the mysterious local hospital before more people wind up dead on arrival...Jessica Fletcher's favorite gin rummy partner, Mimi Van Dorn, checks into the brand-new Clifton Care Partners, a private hospital that's just opened up shop in town, for a simple procedure—one that leads tragically, and inexplicably, to her death.

Seeking justice in her inimitable fashion, Jessica decides to pursue her own investigation on the hospital and its shadowy business dealings.On the trail of what initially appears to be medical malpractice, Jessica digs deeper and learns her friend was actually a victim of something far more sinister.

Death is bad for business, but murder is even worse, and Jessica will find plenty of both as she races to bring down Clifton Care Partners before someone else flatlines...

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A Time for Murder

Fletcher, Jessica 2019

In the fiftieth entry in this USA Today bestselling series, two timelines converge as Jessica Fletcher returns to high school to investigate the murder of an old colleague, while we meet Jessica as a young teacher solving her very first murder...Young Jessica Fletcher's life couldn't be more ordinary.

She teaches at the local high school while she and her loving husband, Frank, are raising their nephew Grady together. But when the beloved principal dies under mysterious circumstances, Jessica knows something is off and, for the very first time, investigates a death.

Present-day Jessica returns to high school for a colleague's retirement party and has fun seeing familiar faces. That is, until the colleague winds up dead--and his death has mysterious links to Jessica's very first murder case. With nothing but her own instincts to guide her, Jessica embarks on a quest to find out what really happened all those years ago and who's behind these murders.

Because time is running out to catch this killer....

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The Murder of Twelve

Fletcher, Jessica 2020

In the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher takes on an Agatha Christie-style mystery when she finds herself stranded in a hotel during a blizzard with twelve strangers and a killer in their midst....     Still staying at the Hill House hotel while her beloved home is being rebuilt, Jessica Fletcher finds herself sharing the space for a weekend with a dozen members of a wedding party who have gathered there for a rehearsal dinner.

The families of the bride and groom can't stand each other but have agreed to put aside years of long-simmering tension to celebrate the nuptials.     Unfortunately, weather forecasters underestimated the severity of a storm that turns into a historic blizzard that dumps nearly five feet of snow on Cabot Cove, leaving everyone stranded.

     But the hotel guests have bigger things to worry about than bad weather conditions and potential cold feet, because a murderer has shown up ininvited--one who has vowed to take them down one by one....

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Murder In Season

Fletcher, Jessica 2020

With work on the reconstruction of her beloved home almost complete, Jessica Fletcher is in high holiday spirits, spearheading the annual Christmas parade and preparing for her nephew Grady and his family to come to town. The only thing dampening the holiday cheer is the discovery of two sets of bones on Jessica’s property: one set ancient, the other only about a year old.

It’s concluded that they were both placed there during the reconstruction, and Jessica suspects that, despite the centuries between them, the remains might be connected. Soon tabloid reporter Tad Hollenbeck arrives in Cabot Cove to write a story about what he calls “the murder capital of the country.

” But when Tad himself is murdered, Jessica speculates that his arrival, his death, and the discovery of the bones are all somehow linked.As Jessica digs deeper to find the connection between the bones and Tad’s murder, everything seems to come back to a mystery that has long plagued Cabot Cove.

If she wants to solve the case, she’ll need to delve into her beloved town’s dark history, or else this holiday season may be her last...

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