Title: Murder She Wrote : Death of A Blue Blood
Author: Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain
Series: Book 42: Murder, She Wrote
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Reviewed by: Tina
In this newest edition of the Murder She Wrote series we ring in the new year with mystery writer Jessica Fletcher and her close friend a detective inspector of Scotland Yard, George Sutherland. They are invited to Castorbrook Castle with her British publisher by the Lord and Lady Norrance .
Just as suddenly as Jessica settles into her room where she is to stay for the duration of her time at the castle, she looks out the window to discover a woman lying on the ground, she ventures out of her room to investigate and finds her dead. Being a typical British Royal family they are closed mouthed and perfectly poised regarding the death, when the identity of the woman is discovered, that she is no other than the Lady's maid and the children on the castle's previous caretaker, Flavia Beckwith .
There is to be a costume ball to be held at the castle to ring in the new year and the Earl wants to make a toast to the new year but before he gets a chance and without warning he collapses and dies apparently of a poisoning from caviar. Soon after it is discovered that there are many grudges and suspects emerging against the Lord of the Castle and family secrets start rising to the surface. With Jessica's knack for solving crimes and as a writer of mystery novels with her expertise along with her detective friend, George, find a murderer.
It was so refreshing to see a relationship blossoming between Jessica and George, The murder she wrote series is a comfort to the soul with murder always at the helm keeping me wanting more and more of this series. I love how Jessica always finds a way to weave herself into every situation to help solve a crime. With a mix of endearing and vicious characters makes this edition of the Murder she Wrote series a must read. I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.
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