Murder, She Wrote: The Fine Art of Murder

Murder, She Wrote: The Fine Art of Murder

by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain

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Jessica’s art-viewing Italian vacation is interrupted by a pair of gunmen who steal a painting and kill a retired police officer in the process. Agreeing to help identify the crooks should they be caught, Jessica returns to Cabot Cove and puts the shocking experience behind her.

Months later, Wayne Simsbury, the stepson of an old friend, comes to her for help. Wayne’s father has been shot to death. Not only has Wayne’s stepmother, Marlise, been charged with the murder, but Wayne himself claims to have witnessed the crime. Unsure what to do, he has sought out Jessica—the one person his stepmother had always claimed could help with any problem.

Now, on top of a seemingly open-and-shut murder case to crack in Chicago, Jessica finds herself back in Italy helping the police make their case against the art thieves—and she faces a looming danger that may connect the Italian killers to the fate of her old friend....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451237842
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Series: Murder, She Wrote Series , #36
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 91,579
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jessica Fletcher is a bestselling mystery writer who has a knack for stumbling upon real-life mysteries in her various travels.

Donald Bain, her longtime collaborator, is also the writer of more than 100 other books, many of them bestsellers.

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Murder, She Wrote: the Fine Art of Murder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Murder She Wrote Books and can't wait for the next one. This is very good reading. Keeps you guessing. I finally figured it out towards the end. I enjoyed the book and recommend it.
sherry wendt More than 1 year ago
Enjoy reading this book which it could have been a little longer and that george sutherland was in it
harstan More than 1 year ago
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is vacationing in Italy where she has joined the Great Art, Humble Places tour. She and the group are inside the Church of San Bernardino of Siena in the town of L'Aquila when two friars enter. They steal a Bellini, but when a visitor former Italian cop Fandello pulls a gun out, one of the thieves kills him and aims at Jessica before fleeing. She saw his face vividly and reported so to the police investigating the homicide art theft. Back home in Cabot Cove, Maine Jessica learns that Jonathan Simsbury, husband of her best friend Marlise from her New York days was murdered in their home in Chicago. Not long after that Jonathan's adult son from his first wife Wayne arrives. He asks Jessica for help because his stepmom always said she was levelheaded. Jessica agrees to accompany a troubled Wayne back home where Marlise is the prime suspect in her spouse's homicide. At the office of Marlise's attorney Mr. Corman, Wayne says his stepmom murdered his father. Stunned by the revelation, Jessica investigates the murder while the Italian police want her to return there to testify in the art theft homicide in the Abruzzi region. The latest Murder She Wrote is an exciting twisted thriller that has Jessica for the most part still on tour (see The Queen's Jewels). The Chicago caper takes several unexpected spins while stealing of art is the third most profitable felony. Readers will appreciate the latest Fletcher amateur sleuth as the heroine learns it is hard to be in two places an ocean apart at the same time.
ethel55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jessica's never tires of travel, solo, no less, no matter how many people wind up dead. A trip to Italy, interspersed with a friend's husband's demise in Chicago created several story lines in this mystery. I was definitely curious to see how things were going to come together and found the information about the art world very intriguing. Great way to pass the time.
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Good book with lots details of Chicago and Italy wich brought back good memories for me. Thoroughly enjoyed the story kept you guessing!
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