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Jessica Fletcher

End of July Mystery Catch Up


FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

This week we have another fun group of mysteries for your summer reading-The Art of Betrayal: A Kate Hamilton Mystery by Connie Berry, Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery by Holly Danvers, A Rogue’s Company: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery by Allison Montclair, and Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Moran.


by Sandra Murdphy

Ever wonder what Jessica Fletcher’s first murder case was? A curious high school reporter asks just that question during an interview and doesn’t seem to think Jessica is giving a completely honest answer. It’s a subject Jessica never discusses, and she’s able to dodge the questions.


by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow

So many mystery novels are coming out all the time it is impossible to keep up! So once again we find ourselves playing catch up with a wonderful group of new and fairly new mysteries-“Murder in Galway” A Galway Ireland Mystery by Carlene O’Connor, “A Dream of Death” An Antique Mystery by Connie Berry, “Murder She Wrote, Murder in Red” by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land, “Thread on Arrival” A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery by Lea Wait, “The Scent of Murder” A Jazz Ramsey series by Kylie Logan, and “Antiques Ravin’” A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan.


Even More April Penguin Mysteries


FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

We end April with 3 more fun mysteries from Penguin authors–Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower, Murder She Wrote: Design for Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Renee Paley-Bain, and Needle and Dread: A Southern Sewing Circle Mystery by Elizabeth Lynn Casey.


by Sandra Murphy

This week we have some more fun food mysteries from Penguin-Lemon Pies and Little White Lies by Ellery Adams, Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs, and Murder She Wrote, Killer in the Kitchen by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 3 books, and a link to purchase them.


by Deborah Harter Williams

In the pantheon of great TV mystery series Murder She Wrote stands out. The longest running mystery show on television until surpassed by Law & Order, it scored in the top-fifteen of all shows for eleven of its’ twelve seasons and is still beloved in reruns around the world


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