Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Murder on Parade by: Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain

Title: Murder on Parade
Author: Donald Bain & Jessica Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin Group
Pages: 288
Source: Barnes and Noble Purchase
Format: e-book
Series: Murder She Wrote #29


The Cabot Cove residents are pulling out all the stops for their celebration of the 4th of July this year. But amidst the pleasures of planning the big event, there is tension too. Joseph Lennon, a very successful businessman, has recently relocated to Cabot Cave and is funding a big fireworks show and rock concert. There are many in town who don’t like him throwing his wealth and power around to get things done his way. 

When Mr. Lennon’s body is found the evening of the fireworks show, Jessica has a long list of potential suspects.

My Thoughts:

I have recently been introduced to the tv show within the past 8 years and have soaked up countless hours of it when I can.  When I discovered they were also a book series I jumped at the chance to read them.  I am partial to Cabot Cove books.  I enjoy reading about Seth, Jessica and the Sheriff Mort Metzger.  I find them to be a great cozy mystery. 

 This one dealt with Joseph Lennon a big money maker who decides to make Cabot Cove his home and tries to change parts of Cabot Cove that people love.  Alot of the people love what he’s done but just as many don’t like the change they like the simpleness of Cabot Cove, and find what Mr. Lennon is trying to do a horrible shame.  

This book also brings back Amos Tupper and a retired FBI agent that Jessica has worked with before.  While things are heating up for the fourth of July so are tempers when it comes to the changes being made by Joseph Lennon.  When he turns up dead it’s up to Jessica to get to the bottom of it.  

To me this series Murder She Wrote I think in a way started the world of cozy mysteries, after all she was a simple school teacher who wrote a mystery book and has continued to help friends who find themselves suspected of murder.  The people she has saved is too large to name but in the end Jessica always gets her man or woman if the case maybe.  While the show has long ended it’s nice to have these books to read and see what they are up to. 

Definitely a great book for those who love the show or characters from the show, you can almost hear them saying the lines in the book with the actors who portrayed them.
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