By Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran
The Fifty-Fourth Murder, She Wrote Mystery
Jessica Fletcher is home in Cabot Cove, Maine trying to finish the synopsis for her latest manuscript when murder once again interrupts. Coreen, a timid young manicurist, is found screaming in the street, covered in blood and incoherent. Nelson Penzell, a newcomer, has been bludgeoned to death in his shop. Coreen's boss and Jessica know she wouldn't hurt a fly, let alone a person, and are determined to protect the young woman. As Jessica learns more about Nelson she soon realizes there are several other possible suspects, including his business partner. When her old friend, MI6 agent Michael Haggerty, turns up in town it's apparent there's much more than murder going on in Cabot Cove.
There's something intrinsically comfortable about a Murder, She Wrote Mystery. Returning to Cabot Cove is like slipping into a comfortable old robe and settling in with a nice cup of tea. The characters are familiar, the setting perfectly charming. I enjoyed the way Jessica's daily normal life, her writing life, the murder, and the possible smuggling ring meld into a comprehensive story. The mystery is intriguing and the slow reveal about the victim's lecherous ways as well as the smuggling ring and its possible players kept my interest.
MURDER SHE WROTE: DEBONAIR IN DEATH is a steadily paced mystery with a solid plot and great character dynamics.
Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death (Murder She Wrote) by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran
About Debonair in Death
Cozy Mystery 54th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (November 2, 2021)
Hardcover: 288 pages
When a local art shop owner is murdered, Jessica Fletcher is surprised to once again be working alongside her old friend MI-6 agent Michael Haggerty to solve the case in the newest mystery in this USA Today bestselling series.
When Nelson Penzell, co-owner of a local art and treasure store in Cabot Cove, is murdered, the nail tech from Jessica Fletcher's favorite beauty parlor is the main suspect. After all, she's the one who ran out of the store screaming, covered in blood, and holding the murder weapon. Jessica is positive that despite the circumstances, Coreen can't possibly be guilty, and is determined to prove it.
When Michael Haggerty, handsome MI-6 agent and Jessica's old friend, is caught snooping around the victim’s home, it's quickly apparent to her that she was right. Nelson has always had a bit of a reputation for being a rake, but Haggerty is sure his sins go far beyond what anyone in town imagined. If she wants to clear Coreen's name, Jessica will have to work alongside Michael to find out who killed Nelson—and maybe help bust a crime ring in the process.
About the Authors
Terrie Farley Moran is co-author, along with Jessica Fletcher, of the Murder, She Wrote series. Terrie is also the author of the beachside Read ‘Em and Eat cozy novels, and is co-author of Laura Childs’ scrapbooking mysteries. Her short mystery fiction has been published in numerous venues. Terrie is a recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer awards.