Monday, May 31, 2021

Murder in Red

 Book #49 by the infamous Jessica Fletcher with the help of Jon Land was an entertaining installment set in Cabot Cove, ME.  I enjoyed the humor of the characters making fun of Cabot Cover being a murder magnet.  This was probably the least formulaic of the books I have read from the series in a while and I wonder if it is due to the difference in co-author.  Either way I found it quite enjoyable.  

This book incorporated some corporate and medical ethics queries into the plot line that are definitely relevant in today's society.  I appreciated that the topics were raised without preaching on them and while presenting both sides to the issue.  This story brought Jessica's friend, George Sutherland to town and incorporated him into the storyline along with Mort and Seth.  The book introduces a few other Cabot Cove residents as well.

All in all this was a good mystery with characters and storyline with depth.  If you are a fan of the TV show then you probably already like the books but I would recommend the series to any cozy mystery fan.

Murder in RedMurder in Red by Jessica Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This installment in the murder she wrote series is more original than many of them. it definitely felt less formulaic and seemed like it was a probable plot line. I enjoyed reading it and finished it in one day. Always fun to read a book from the series

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #64
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Murder She Wrote #49
  3. Beat the Backlist #BTB2021  #1 more than one author
  4. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #70
  5. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #83
  6. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  7. Cozy Mysteries   #17 author collaboration
  8. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #42
  9. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #67
  10. Craving for Cozies  Book #58
  11. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2021  #20 Made Into A TV Series
  12. BooklistQueen   #19. A Book Turned Into a TV Series 
  13. NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2021  #5 made into a tv/movie
  14. Spells and Spaceships Big screen
  15. Medical Examiner Challenge  2 Toe Tags
  16. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 1
        • Library or bookstore
    • Weapons
      • Row 5
        • Medicine or drugs
    • Detectives- Jessica/Mort
    • Victims- Mimi; Laurie Ann
  17. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #12  Shot #4

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