Friday, January 20, 2023

Book Review and Giveaway - Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran

My Review

Jessica Fletcher goes to Ireland to speak at a writers' conference. While she is there, she has agreed to do a favor for her friend and neighbor, Maeve. She will deliver some paintings to her family in a small Irish village.

Jessica enjoys the conference and travels to the village. When she is out riding a bicycle, she discovers that Maeve's cousin Michael has been murdered, and she works to solve the mystery.

I wanted to read this novel because I love Murder She Wrote - both the TV series and the book series.  I have enjoyed previous books in this cozy mystery series, and also love Ireland as a locale.

This was a charming read! The Irish setting was lovely and the place descriptions made me want to travel to see them.  I loved the little details too, like Jessica's friend wearing shamrock cufflinks, and the food descriptions (which made me hungry!).  I have never had a scone with clotted cream, but now I think I must.

Jessica is the consummate amateur sleuth and it is fun to solve the mystery along with her. There were several likely suspects, and I enjoyed seeing her deductive process.  The cast of characters (both Cabot Cove early in the book, and Ireland later) added a lot to my reading enjoyment too.

I highly recommend Murder She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle for fans of Jessica Fletcher and for anyone who enjoys an Irish book setting.  This was a delightful read from start to finish!

Book Synopsis

A trip to Northern Ireland becomes unexpectedly grim for Jessica Fletcher in this new entry in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series. Jessica Fletcher is quick to accept an invitation to replace a speaker who couldn’t attend a Book Festival in Belfast, Ireland. When her Cabot Cove neighbor Maeve O’Bannon hears about the trip, she asks Jessica to deliver some paintings to her family in the village of Bushmills. Happy to extend her travels and see more of the Irish countryside, Jessica agrees. The festival goes off without a hitch, and it seems like Jessica is in for a relaxing vacation. But then Maeve’s cousin Michael is discovered dead under suspicious circumstances. Jessica finds herself once again in the midst of a murder investigation, and she’ll have to dig into the O’Bannon family’s secrets to unmask the killer.

Author Bio

Along with Jessica Fletcher, Terrie Farley Moran co-writes the Murder She Wrote mystery series including  Murder, She Wrote: Killer on the Court. She is the author of the Read ‘Em and Eat cozy mystery series and also co-writes the Scrapbooking Mysteries with Laura Childs. Recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer Awards, Moran has published numerous mystery short stories. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren.

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