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Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Jon Land

Reviewed by Russell Ilg

A Date with MurderThere are few brands with better name recognition than MURDER, SHE WROTE and, arguably,no sleuth better known than Jessica Fletcher. The fabulously successful television show, featuring Angela Lansbury, was a huge hit and spawned a book series that rested in the able hands of Don Bain for 46 titles.

Following Bain’s passing last year, thriller author Jon Land stepped into his shoes and his first effort joining forces with the fictional Jessica, A Date with Murder, is a spectacular success. Lending a harder edge to an established formula has the dual effect of keeping things cozy, while at the same time making the series feel more fresh and contemporary.

Look no further than Jessica’s uncovering a nefarious Internet dating site as responsible for a trusted friend’s murder as a prime example of just that. Following Jessica’s relentless crusade which brings her into the netherworld of the worldwide web made for great fun, especially when she ultimately poses as a lonely dowager herself to flesh out the murderous manipulators associated with the aptly named Love Is Yours.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Murder by Sarah Pinborough

MurderReviewed by Vickie Dailey

This book works fairly well as a stand alone – but I highly recommend that you read the first one due to numerous mentions of past events that took place in the first book. The main character Dr. Thomas Bond has worked with the police on several cases including the Ripper murders. In this book he is trying to regain his normal life while trying to romance the widow of his dead friend (whom he killed). Edward Kane is also a friend of the dead man and trying to romance Juliana with somewhat more success. Read the rest of this entry »