Some titles just make my book loving heart happy. Murder, She Wrote is one of them. I will admit I fully judge a book by the cover when it has that in the title. I instantly know I must have it and I must read it. The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher (Murder, She Wrote #44) by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain sat in my reading stack just long enough for me to make a cup of coffee and sit down.
From the back of the book:
In the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series—make room for Jessica Fletcher as she cleans house to catch a killer who hasn’t got a ghost of a chance.
Jessica’s friend, Eve Simpson is the town’s premiere real estate agent and has recently taken on the task of selling one of Cabot Cove’s oldest properties—the Spencer Percy House, built in 1805 by a sea captain for his young wife. Its current occupant, Joe Cooper, a crusty former carpenter, is convinced he’s about to die and wants the house sold so he can give the proceeds to his grandson, who spent much of his youth there.
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 Joe’s deadly premonition becomes a reality, Dr. Seth Hazlitt is not so sure the man died of natural causes. As Jessica tries to get to the bottom of Joe 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.
You all know how much I love this series, both the books and the TV show, and this was a perfect addition. It had all of the elements that I love in a cozy, and some that I don't expect but simply adore. I've said a time of two that anything supernatural is all win with me. Since they mixed that in with my favorite series I was totally in reader heaven. Murders, ghosts, secrets, and a dead book lover, what's not to adore?
The pacing was sharp and the writing crisp as usual. And as usual I read it all in one night. Don't panic when you see that it is part forty four because they are all freestanding mysteries and you won't need to have read a single one to enjoy it. You have read them all right? Start now, you will love them.
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