Another book based on the famed TV Series Murder, She Wrote published in 2015 written by the American ghostwriter Donald Bain and fictitious Jessica Fletcher. This time Jessica tangles with a ghost. I havent read very many books on the series - this being my second book - but I had watched the series. It was good. This book, however, tends to be a mediocre kind of mystery for such a famed author. And why do I say so. Well read my review below.
Jessica unwillingly agrees to help her friend Eve Simpson sell the Spencer Percy House, Cabot Cove's oldest mansion. A seemingly simple book sale to get rid of all the books collected by Cliff Cooper over a period of time turns to an unending and tiring project for Jessica. Added to that the straight forward death of Cliff turns out to be a murder. And then there is the mystery behind the sudden departure of Jerry Cooper - Cliff's son - and his wife Marina Cooper one night. And more mysterious was their death in South America at the hands of some tribal people. The ever mystical Elliot Cooper - grandson of Cliff - also adds more to the mystery. And before we know Jessica is again hot on her heels solving a murder, a disappearance, a book sale and a harried Eve Simpson.
So, the plot looks intriguing. Yes, very much. However, unlike her plots in the TV Series, I could untangle the puzzle somewhere during Chapter Twenty-One, right at the scene where the Eve's hired handy man watches Cliff's funeral from a distance. All made sense at that very instance and I didn’t need to read the rest of the book. Yet, I finished it cause I like Jessica Fletcher. :)
I do hope Donald Bain comes up with stronger plots in the next book. Else the budding interest I had in reading her books will be squished with this one.