A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
I was looking for a Thanksgivingy book and saw this at my library, so I had to pick it up. I remember watching the Murder, She Wrote series on TV back in the 80s or 90s, so I was familiar with the characters and setting. Yes, I was a mystery lover even then.
Jessica Fletcher has a guest in town for Thanksgiving, her would-be beau George Sutherland, a Scotland Yard Investigator. I have to say that Jessica is more attractive and adventurous than I remember her, flying planes and flirting with men. Of course, maybe my memory has tamed her over the years.
Anyway, Jessica is preparing a Thanksgiving feast and the list of people who are planning on being there keeps growing, including and odd drifter who has been hanging out in the road in front of her house and her new neighbors, an odd couple themselves. It’s really no surprise, though, when after dinner she and George stumble over a dead man, with a carving knife in his chest.
It was an enjoyable quick cozy mystery. The characters are probably all regulars in the series, but I felt like I knew them well enough, even though this is the first I’ve read of the books. The plot wasn’t outstanding, but I wasn’t expecting it to be. It’s full of warmth and the folks of the town truly care about each other. A good read for the holiday.
Purchase at an Indie Bookstore.
First published 2009
Murder, She Wrote #32
Challenges: 100+, Holiday Reading
I borrowed my copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon and IndieBound affiliate.
Awww I used to watch the show too when I came home from school, now I miss it
I love these type of cozy mysteries. Thanks for the review.
Oh I love the idea of a Thanksgiving mystery book!
I love Jessica. I can never get enough of her. I’m going to have to pick this book up, thanks for the review.
One of the few non-Christmas reads that has been read for this challenge, thank you. Of course I’ve heard of this series but had no idea books were also available.
I’m also taking part in this reading challenge so thought I’d stop by to say hello and to see what other bloggers are reading. Nice to have met you, enjoy the challenge.
I’ve heard of the series but haven’t read any of them. I’m glad you liked this!
I used to watch this show with my mom all the time. We loved it. I have read a few of the stories. I hadn’t seen this one. I will definitely hunt this one down since I love Jessica Fletcher!